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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 for comfortable wading.  So, I readied my kayak, strapped it onto the Subaru and made an early morning pilgrimage to...
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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 water at 48 degrees also means steady insect activity and reliable trout fishing.  We were fortunate in that our trip...
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Now Is The Time For The Big Fish

Now Is The Time For The Big Fish

Spring seems to have sprung early this year.  If you are waiting until April to catch these big bruisers, you might miss the opportunity all together. The big spawning Steelhead enter the creeks early and run the high water to find good substrate in the higher elevations of the creek.  We have had...
Optimizing Mid Winter Fishing Opportunities

Optimizing Mid Winter Fishing Opportunities

Catching fish on the fly in the middle of winter takes flexibility of schedule and the ability to know your creeks well. The winter offers up some of the best Steelhead fishing of the year but you need to be ready to go fishing when the window of opportunity presents itself. A sort of personal and focused...
Timing the Water

Timing the Water

It’s tricky to align free fishing time with ideal fishing conditions.  For most of us, work gets in the way.  I always envy those guys who have unrestricted free time to fish.  It must be nice to fish frequently during non-weekend hours.  I always wonder how those guys (who aren’t...
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Cast A Shadow

Cast A Shadow

Out with a friend, walking the Lake Erie tributaries sight casting to shadows in the water while casting one of my own!
Region 9 Fisheries Deliver!

Region 9 Fisheries Deliver!

I am amazed at the abundance of beauty, access and Steelhead within the Region 9 fishery. Lake Erie and it’s tributaries are beholden of some of the greatest sport fishing in Western NY. I am also amazed at how often my colleagues from the Rochester area infrequent this wonderful fishery. If you...
A Limestone Creek And A Streamer

A Limestone Creek And A Streamer

A great day on a Limestone Creek in Upstate New York on the July 4th fly fishing with my brother Chris. My brother just started fly fishing under my guidance only two weeks ago and found his way to three beautiful Brown Trout to 15 inches.  I also had three with the largest measuring 17 inches (not...
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Cookout and Fly Fishing The Cohocton River June 13th

Cookout and Fly Fishing The Cohocton River June 13th

Like Fly Fishing? Enjoy a good cookout? How about a few good laughs with friends? Then you should come join in on the fun and try your hand at the 1One Fly Challenge to be held on the Cohocton River on June 13th from 9 to 1 pm with a cookout to follow. If you need to fish longer, head back to the river...
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Lake Erie Tribs Still Producing Fresh Steelhead

Lake Erie Tribs Still Producing Fresh Steelhead

Guide Scott Feltrinelli of Ontario Fly Outfitters finds a pod of fresh run Steelhead on a Lake Erie tributary on Sunday 4/3/2015. While Smallmouth Bass are entering the creeks everywhere and the Steelhead are planning there exit, there are a few fresh chromers still around if you know where to look....
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