2016 Fishing Journal

Happy New Year's Eve!

Happy New Year’s Eve!

2015, like too many other years, gave us some events we would rather not see repeated. My friends and readers are on 6 continents and these horrors effect us all. I hope and pray for a more peaceful 2016 for us all. As far as fishing went it was a ... Read More

New Year’s Resolution #1

YouTube, Film Festivals, Social Media all have filled our days with a head banging mass of stimulation but a book offers the opportunity to sit quietly, to reflect, to dream - sort of like fly fishing. It seems there are fewer and fewer readers out there - readers of books ... Read More

A good time was had by all

I am stoked! The Fly Fishing Show at Somerset was a great show. It had so much to offer. I met a fellow from Southern California named Bill who was attending because he said this show has more fishing authors than all the west coast shows combined. He was getting ... Read More
If this tree could talk... Connetquot River

Season Opener – Tom’s Fishing Journal

I journal each time I go fishing, well most times anyway.  This one is the first of the 2016 season. You can find 2014 AND 2015 on the blog. Postings include photos of where I fished and how I did as well as some tips on location and technique. Hope ... Read More
Jack Pangburn at LI Fly Fishing Expo

Tom’s Fishing Journal: March 19 – 26

March 19 – Saturday - First Annual Long Island Fishing Expo – at the Holiday Inn in Plainview, NY. Over 60 tables and booths and more than 360 participants through the door. A great success, well run. Thanks to all who pitched in and the support of River Bay Outfitters, ... Read More
First Light

29 degrees, first light, ice in the guides and rainbow in the net

Wednesday - Caleb Smith State Park, Beat 7 I am fishing this beat too often. The truth is, in the old days, I would kill for this beat but now I prefer the smaller and more secluded upper locations. But 7 always seems to have action and since it is ... Read More
A Good Morning!

Hatches on Long Island?

April 14, Thursday – Nissequogue River. One of the benefits of being up before sunrise is I get to see the amazing colors of the morning sky over the water as I leave the Neck. Beautiful. Promises a good day and it was. I was on the river by 6:50 ... Read More
Givens Park water on the Nissequogue

Given’s Park

April 14 – Smithtown Given's Park is easy to miss as you are zipping along Jericho Turnpike. It is where 25A comes in, diagonally across from the Bull. It is also where the Nissequogue runs under the road heading for the Long Island Sound. I have canoed it, walked it, ... Read More
Looks Fishy

LIFR at the Park

April 18 – MondayLong Island Flyrodders day at Connetquot River State Park – I joined LIFR when I retired and had time for another organization. The Flyrodders are all about fishing - trips and events as well as guest speakers at the meetings which are on the first ... Read More