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Crafting Future Fly Fishers

Crafting Future Fly Fishers

My toddler spooked the green drake.  It was resting on the corner of the house at perfect toddler eye level.  Besides, I’d drawn attention to this magnificent mayfly by attempting...
Mining for Steel in Winter

Mining for Steel in Winter

After my last bumbling episode for steelhead, I figured that I needed angling redemption.  Problem was, I didn’t have much time to fish.  Between teaching, coaching, parenting,...
Dropping Water and Ambush Points

Dropping Water and Ambush Points

It’s been a few days since our heavy rain.  Creeks are steadily dropping.  As the water clears and recedes, it presents prime opportunities to fish ambush points with streamers. ...
Seeing Shadows of Steelhead

Seeing Shadows of Steelhead

Daffodils are blooming in front of the house and birdsong welcomes each day.  It must be springtime!  The soaking rain we enjoyed last night gave a nice boost of water to our tributaries. ...
Beating the March Madness Blues

Beating the March Madness Blues

The sting of Syracuse University Basketball losing in the second round of the NCAA Tournament was affecting my psyche.  As an incorrigible SU hoops fan, our premature loss to Marquette...
March Steelhead Tips

March Steelhead Tips

The combination of melting snow and weekend rain raised water levels in our tributaries.  An additional 5″ to 7″ of snow that fell Sunday will eventually add more fresh...
Early Black Stoneflies and Steelhead

Early Black Stoneflies and Steelhead

Our slight warming trend got the best of me.  All that snow melt running into our creeks was too much temptation.  When Monday’s temperature pushed above forty degrees, I knew...
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Salmon But No Browns

Salmon But No Browns

After reading Craig Dennison’s post about Irondequoit Creek I thought I would take a stab at fishing farther upstream hoping to get at shot at some larger browns.  In fact I...
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Fiesty Fall Browns on Streamers

Fiesty Fall Browns on Streamers

Columbus Day offered a pleasant forecast, beautiful foliage and the opportunity to spend time on the water. During the school year, I don’t get many chances to fish on a weekday. ...
Where the Salmon Aren’t

Where the Salmon Aren’t

Now that our leaves are turning, angler’s thoughts turn to chasing salmon.  As the calendar rolls into mid-October, it is prime time to target salmon, staging brown trout and greedy...
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