Tom’s Blog

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Where do Bonefish come from?

Where do Bonefish come from?

I first heard of bonefishing from David Sandler, ...a potato chip salesman turned sales trainer whose legacy continues to this day. We met in the late 70’s through the Control Data Corporation which hired him to teach us how to sell intangible products to major employers. Products and services that ... Read More
Mid July on the Conny

Mid July on the Conny

Connetquot I think I was the first on the river. Two deer were grazing by the gate at Beat 16. I haven’t seen deer in the park for some time although there was a young buck, his spikes in velvet in the field across from the barns this morning, as ... Read More
NYS Camping Guide

NYS Camping Guide

Text from the NYS "Park Connect" Newsletter: The new digital 2019 NYS Camping Guide is now available. This user-friendly guide is the perfect sidekick for helping you plan your next overnight getaway. Whether you enjoy camping in a tent, RV, cabin or cottage, New York State has a variety of ... Read More
Catskill Brooks and Brookies

Catskill Brooks and Brookies

June 7 – 9 – Catskills Annual LITU weekend at the Riverside Friday – I met TLo, Joe, Mike and Luke on the Willow. The main river and back waters all very different configurations. Jerry would not recognize the place. Once deep runs are filled with rock, canopy gone, islands ... Read More
First Brookie for the New Guy

First Brookie for the New Guy

June 3 – Connetquot with PHW A nice day, cool but not cold ...with low humidity. The river is very full. Deeper than I ever remember it. One wonders if they raised the dam. I fished with Dave and Dan. Dan landed the first fish – a good size rainbow ... Read More
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
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