Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Slate Run Odyssey, Part 9

It looked like my best shot at fishing Slate for a while, so I went. Conditions were not ideal. The streams were low; the sky was blue, but the air temperature was in the 70s, and Slate Run itself checked in at 62 degrees. Fish today, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

The Road to Moormans

It was almost time for my daughter’s departure to Scotland where she would work on her graduate degree. We probably wouldn’t be seeing her again in person for a year or more, so we tried to make the best of our family hours together in Washington, D. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Ant Man Beetle Guy

Here in rivertop country and on waters downstream, the time to seriously fish terrestrial patterns of the artificial fly had come. With few exceptions, the major aquatic insect hatches were complete for the year; it was time for the six-legged landlubbers to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On the Trail of Pinney’s Ghost

“The sun was down. The light which illuminated the huge clock on the Court House steeple was turned on. From several directions came figures carrying flyrods, already strung up, with jiggling wet fly droppers dancing in cadence with each step. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Night Fishing, With Flies

It’s an interesting game if you play it right. Fishing for trout after the commencement of dark can be exhilarating, spooky, challenging, and unusually productive if you plan for your activity and have familiarity with the water that you set … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Desert Willow/ Mountain View

1. A Milestone With post #100, Rivertop Rambles reaches a milestone of sorts. Looking back at more than nine months of blogging so far, I can say that it’s been fun and I look forward to the next 100 posts (knock … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 10 Comments

Blackberries and Bluegills

It was relatively cool for an August day but the evening water temperatures in the local trout streams weren’t encouraging. The upper Genesee registered 76 degrees F., and Cryder Creek, a feeder, 74. Not good for native trout or angling … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Delaware River Day

It started with an annual visit to the Catskill Fly Fishing Center’s Summerfest and Angler’s Market (sorry, there’s no useful acronym for this event as far as I know) in Livingston Manor, New York. It always feels great to return … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rivertop Domestic

It was a dark and stormy… end of the week. My son, with girlfriend, drove up from Virginia and got to witness some of the tornado/t’storm damage occurring just west and east of these rivertops. The next 24 hours were calmer … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Seize the Carp (With Fly)

With the trout season in New York at an ebb, I stopped at the Andover wetlands one morning to have a look at the carp. Two young guys were stalking along the railroad track with bows for “the queen of rivers” … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment