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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 to capture a close up photo.  It’s not every day that you see a massive green drake perched at the entrance...
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, fishing presentations and Angler’s Workshop, I just couldn’t finagle time to fish.  Don’t you hate...
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.  The timing couldn’t have been better, as it coincided with the start of Summer Vacation.  I invited my 9 year...
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.  Before the rainfall, small tributaries were especially  low and clear.  We’re now into mid-April and...
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 left an unsavory taste in my mouth.  Rooting for  Orange Basketball is a wintertime passion, second only to angling. ...
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 water to creeks and rivers.  Couple our existing snow pack and gradual warming temperatures, and our tributaries will...
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 that I had to find a way to get to get on the water.  I wasn’t as concerned about the WNY Flood Watch, as I was...
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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 was fishing approximately 20 miles south of Lake Ontario.  Every year I am amazed at how far from Lake Ontario the Salmon,...
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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.  Thus, I jumped at the chance to fish during non-weekend hours.  I decided to fish Irondequoit Creek late morning,...
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 steelhead.  That is, on tributaries with a decent flow of water. Like most anglers, I was thrilled with the constant...
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