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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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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
Smallies, not Steelhead

Smallies, not Steelhead

We got skunked steelheading.  No worries, as the smallmouth fishing was cooperative!  This weekend, Mike and I headed to a local tributary to target drop back (post-spawn) steelhead....
Filed in: Lake Ontario, New York
Dandelion Time

Dandelion Time

“Wait for the dandelions.”  Once they start blooming, expect quality fishing.  It’s a mantra that a fishing friend espouses.  It’s not bad advice.  Dandelions...
Hendricksons on the Main Stem of the Delaware

Hendricksons on the Main Stem of the Delaware

Nothing shakes off the cold of winter more than sun shining and trout rising to mayflies.  The vision of trout slurping down early springtime mayflies is a thing of beauty.  If you...
Book Signing:  Trout Streams of Central NY

Book Signing: Trout Streams of Central NY

It’s nice to see a veteran outdoor writer share his take on a region’s quality trout fishery.  It’s even nicer to be able to meet an author and secure a signed copy...
Filed in: Fly Tying, New York
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