2018 Fishing Journal

Time to...

Time to…

Winter is, for me, a good time to gather my thoughts, clean up the tackle, do a few Honey-Do’s and start making plans for the spring… and definitely read a few good books, both fishing and others. On that note there are some new ones on my reading list: Jerry … Read More
Fly tying with friends

Fly tying with friends

Its January. Its cold out and, although there are a few fishing opportunities, in my opinion it is better to let the waters rest until spring – well March anyway. I fill my time up without much trouble. I am reading a few good books, fishing and otherwise. Holy Water … Read More
Where to catch Trout on Long Island

Where to catch Trout on Long Island

Long Island Trout Unlimited has been producing a stream guide to our spring creeks for many years. This is the 3rd edition and has been updated with additional rivers, more detailed information on where to fish, a little history, and even QR codes to make it easy for you to … Read More
Need someone to go fishing with?

Need someone to go fishing with?

I guess all of us who have been around a while experience this: A fellow you just met, or who you may have known for a while outside of fishing, asks if he can come fishing. Our response to those looking for an introduction to the sport is usually “yes, … Read More
Fly Fishing Clinic

Fly Fishing Clinic

Every March for as long as I can remember – well since the 70’s anyway – LITU has been holding free clinics to introduce folks to fly fishing. We cover the basic equipment, streams, fish and casting techniques. People come and bring their significant others or their kids, buddies often … Read More
Project Healing Waters on the Conny

Project Healing Waters on the Conny

March 5 – ConnetquotPHW – 35 degrees and strong winds. The river about a foot high due to the storm. The rock diverters are under water. Although the storm created some problems, it is giving the river a good flushing. Now let’s see what it did to the … Read More
Between the Nor'easter's

Between the Nor’easter’s

March 19, Connetquot – After a busy weekend and another successful LI Fly Fishing Expo (Thanks to Tony, Ken, Jeff, Chris, Stu, Mike’s R & P, and so many more) we are expecting yet another blow. Our 4th Nor’easter in as many weeks. The beaches are going away and the … Read More
First week of April

First week of April

April 3 – Connetquot – The weather is dicey and I think about going back to bed and then say “What the heck.” I look on the traffic channel and the roads are all good. I went fishing. Took beat 15 and worked from lower 16 to upper 14. Connetquot … Read More
Nissequogue Opener

Nissequogue Opener

April 4 – Caleb Smith – Hunter and I fish the salt every year but he hasn’t been trout fishing with me since he caught his first trout on a fly when we were on Mongaup Creek. That was a bunch of years ago. I told him we can keep … Read More
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