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New post: Salmon River Steelhead?

Steelhead at the Salmon River in Pulaski, NY. I’m going for it and could use some advice. First up, I’m really grateful to Joe Goodspeed at Thomas & Thomas for giving me a pro discount on their Contact 1086 #6. I love the Contact 1133 #3, and it is my…
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New post: Trout Stocking Update (Spring 2019)

Well, we’re turning the corner here in Trout Land. Connecticut has started its spring stocking program, and Massachusetts posts that its trucks will start rolling the week of March 4. I suspect NH and VT will start in a few weeks. If you’re interested in…
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New post: Night Fly Fishing for Stripers, Part 3

The Importance of Stealth and Field Craft The use of a headlamp is something that is to be limited at all costs once near the water. The fastest way to kill a great night bite is to introduce white light on the water. In the previous chapter, two…
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New post: More CDC Caddis

I had tremendous luck last year while fishing CDC Caddis emergers. They’re among the most effective dry flies in my fly box. They sat low in the water, and the CDC feathers added a lot of life to the flies. They resulted in many takes, and, if not, often…
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New post: At the Vise--Winter Stoneflies/Snowflies

February is when my fly-fishing hopes increase. The sun is riding much higher, the days are longer, and Winter Stoneflies/Snowflies get more active. View this post on Instagram Practiced floating the sighter at a local spot. Stoneflies in the water.…
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New post: A Long Hiatus

It has been a very long time since I last posted, and I don’t know what to think. Usually, I make it a point to post once a month if not twice or thrice during the peak season. Recently, however, I haven’t been fly fishing. Heck, I have also barely had…
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New post: Fly Fishing Gear Maintenance (2019)

If I care for the gear, the gear will take care of me. At least, that’s what I think. It can be pedantic, but, each winter, I clean my fly rods, reels and lines, in addition to weeding out my fly boxes. To clean the reels, I decouple the spools from the…
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New post: Night Fly Fishing for Stripers, Part 2

GEAR: THE FULL RUNDOWN Fly rods: You can use 9-12 weight rods, either single hand or two hand style. I like a 9-foot, single hand, 9-weight rod for flats and other shallow short game places (casts no longer than 45-50 feet with some 10 feet or less casts…
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New post: Fly Fishing Is Good for Your Brain, Part 2--‘Flow’

This is Part 2 of an occasional series on the link between fly fishing and neuroscience. Read Part 1 here. We can be our own worst enemies. We can regret prior decisions or worry about the future almost without pause. It is all normal and is based on…
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New post: At the Vise--New Stoneflies

It may be overkill, but I’ve been working on new stonefly patterns. Some time ago, I bought assorted patches of muskrat and beaver at Concord Outfitters. I also have some Angora goat dubbing, which is incredibly spiky. It also is very unwieldy until you…
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