Schoolie Striper Bonanza

Schoolie Striper Bonanza

  I walked right past it.  That quiet tidal pool was bland and unassuming.   I was heading towards the surf and faster, moving water.  Surely the striped bass would...
May’s Bounty

May’s Bounty

May is an awesome month for the fly fisher.  It offers the wonderful angling conundrum of too many choices and species to chase.  This is especially true in New York State. ...
Filed in: New York, Warm water
Presentation – Fly Rodding for Bass

Presentation – Fly Rodding for Bass

On Wednesday, May 3rd at Powder Mill Park Fish Hatchery (7:00PM) the Federation of Fly Fishers is hosting a neat program on Fly Fishing for Bass. Here are the details about Fly...
Filed in: New York, Warm water
Floating the Main Stem and East Branch of the Delaware

Floating the Main Stem and East Branch of the Delaware

It was time to dust off my Tri-Balance Kayak.  Spring Break arrived and the occasion called for floating.  Flows were too high on the West Branch, East Branch and Main Stem...
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Al and the Three Bears

Al and the Three Bears

Al wasn’t one to miss quality dry fly action.   It surprised me that he wasn’t in his usual spot, targeting risers.  We were fishing a productive flat of the West...
Salmon River Craziness

Salmon River Craziness

Many fly fishers won’t fish the Salmon River in September and October.  It’s tough to fault them, as it can be a crazy, crowded scene.  Over nearly two days of fishing,...
Windows of Opportunity

Windows of Opportunity

Several days ago we made a successful trip to the West Branch of the Delaware.  Since it’s a tailwater, there’s been consistent water.  A steady release of 600 plus cfs...
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Warm Water Big And Small

Warm Water Big And Small

if you are seeking a muse for warm weather fly fishing, just consider the many species that will give your fly reel a noisy spin. Perch on a 3 weight fly rod, large Carp with a 7 weight,...
Saying Goodbye

Saying Goodbye

Our last launch was emotional.  Mom and Dad were waving goodbye, the U-haul was loaded and it was our final fishing hurrah.  It’s tough paddling forth with optimism, knowing...
DSR Mixed Bag

DSR Mixed Bag

On Sunday, May 15th the Douglaston Salmon Run fees dropped to their yearly low.  Since I hadn’t fished there in several years, I thought that it might afford me a chance to...
Filed in: Lake Ontario, New York
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