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Upper Willowemoc

Table of Contents to over 300 fishing posts

You know how you can click on a link to a web page and then before you get to the content there are a bunch of ads that if you as much as look at them, they take you to an ad you didn't want to see? I hate that ... Read More
2019

2019

Its that time of year when we get to reflect on the past and dream of the future while enjoying the day. I wish all of you the very best for the new year and hope you get to wet a line a few more times than you did last ... Read More
A book that makes you think

A book that makes you think

We are coming to understand that our fishing is deeply interwoven with everything else, the state of our environment and the attitude of our society towards it ... Read More
Golden Darter

Golden Darter

December 4, 2018 – Northport A while ago Chuck gave me three flies he tied. He called them Golden Darters, a name I believe he assigned to the creation. I don’t recall the exact circumstances but they immediately were a hit with the trout where I was fishing, Carmans or ... Read More
Thanksgiving Trout

Thanksgiving Trout

November 19, 2018 – Connetquot It is the monthly LI Flyrodder's day at Connetquot. Trout fishing open during Thanksgiving week - how lucky are we? I checked the long range forecast and it looked promising so I let Ted Bany know I’d be coming for the afternoon session. It is ... Read More
A gift you'll love to give...after you read it

A gift you’ll love to give…after you read it

A Cast in the Woods is a new book by Stephen Sautner, author of Fish On Fish Off (find it in the Reading Room). Fly fishing books! I have a kinship with Stephen, even though we have yet to meet. We love similar things including fly fishing, although he is ... Read More
West Point meets PHW and the LI Flyrodders

West Point meets PHW and the LI Flyrodders

November 11, 2018 – Connetquot 11th Hour, 11th Day, 11th Month, the war to end all wars ended. It has become a day we recognize and honor veterans, remembering those who have served in all the wars since that war. It is also a day that we gather with veterans ... Read More
Silver Trout

Silver Trout

November 2, 2017 Congratulations to my friend and fishing partner Joe Odierna (on the left) who has been awarded Long Island Trout Unlimited's Silver Trout. The recognition is for outstanding service to the cause of protecting, preserving and restoring our cold water fisheries. He has been especially generous in his ... Read More
Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat

October 31, 2018 – Halloween in Northport Nothing too scary here. I am taking Jas and friends Mike and Mike out fishing for Stripers and the gas is low, or so I thought, and I don’t want to worry about it tomorrow. I went out to fill it up. I ... Read More
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