Tom’s Blog

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Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend

Honoring those who gave their lives during the wars, all the wars. Too many wars. The red poppies symbolizing blood spilled. Blood. The holiday was first known as Decoration Day - a day to put flowers on the graves of the Civil War dead, both Blue and Gray. Both. That's ... Read More
Meet Mark...

Meet Mark…

I figure Usyk is one of those guys you meet who didn’t always color between the lines ... Read More
Catskills, Early May

Catskills, Early May

May 3 - 5 A night or two ago I had a difficult time lying in bed. An old injury revisited my neck, a pinched nerve? Bulging disc? Something. It wasn’t too bad and Sue put some salve on it. I left for the Catskills on Friday, early. This was ... Read More
How to Improve Your Fly Fishing & Catching

How to Improve Your Fly Fishing & Catching

This is a great magazine ...for local coverage of just about anything to do with fishing from tips, techniques, equipment, locations, as well as weekly reports from a wide variety of salt and fresh anglers. Well worth the subscription price. You can check it out by clicking here. In the ... Read More
Fish where the fish are...

Fish where the fish are…

April 18, 2019 – Caleb Smith State Park I had hoped to fish with LIFR on Monday but it was nasty out. Today isn’t supposed to be great weather either but I head to Caleb Smith for the afternoon session anyway. It is cloudy with rain threatening and a big ... Read More
April 2019 – Opening Week

April 2019 – Opening Week

A busy week! Here on Long Island there are places we can fish all year long but tradition and the NYS DEC open all trout fishing on April 1st. That is when the stocked ponds and rivers can be crowded with hopeful and hearty anglers. A happy time for all ... Read More
First Fish of the Year

First Fish of the Year

The year began with the Edison Fly Fishing Show ...which I did not attend but my books were there. Then the Casting Clinics at Connetquot (didn’t go due to snow) and Caleb Smith (which I attended). The LI Fly Fishing Expo was last week and LITU sold over 27 of ... Read More
Dapping defined

Dapping defined

Don Miller is a guy who has compiled a book of techniques that are designed to catch large, dominant trout. His book Dapping will introduce you to him as he shares the knowledge he has acquired on this ancient method of fishing. It is a personal story and one that ... Read More
What are you doing Saturday, March 16th?

What are you doing Saturday, March 16th?

How about coming to the 4th annual Long Island Fly Fishing Expo? It is from 9 to 4 at the Radisson Hotel in Hauppauge, costs just $10 to get in (Kids under 18 with adult are free). A full day of presentations, casting demos, fly tying, vendors with bargains, guides ... Read More
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