Monthly Archives: September 2014

Rollin’ and Tumblin’ (Cedar Run)

1. Driving along Cedar Run Road to my parking destination, I listened to the Velvet Underground’s “Sister Ray,” 17 minutes of chaotic and perverse wonder, stirring up the vestiges of civilized existence. It was good to shake things up a … Continue reading

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Review/ 50 Best Places Fly Fishing the Northeast

50 Best Places Fly Fishing the Northeast, by Bob Mallard, Forward by Thomas Ames, Jr. Stonefly Press, c/o Ware-Pak, LLC., 2427 Bond Street, University Park, IL 60484. 2014. Let me start this book review with a typical disclaimer. Though I … Continue reading

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A Small Stream Double-Haul

I saw a muscle car with a message on the back that read, “Hang On, I Feel Like Taking a Chance!” I felt like taking a chance, myself… not with driving, but with a double-haul of small stream fishing. After … Continue reading

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Keeping Close to the Stream

Since the publisher for my book called River’s Edge is working on a reprint edition, I was looking at the book again and almost randomly opened to the chapter called “Fishing the Runs.” There the subject matter seemed appropo for … Continue reading

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Two-Headed Summer

It seemed as if summer had two heads. The season, morphing into autumn, was like Janus, the two-headed Roman god of transition. Janus came to mind among the rivertops because the summer seemed to slowly shut its doors while opening new … Continue reading

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The Cedar Run Experience, Part 10

I ate a bunch of Chinese fortune cookies, looking for a bit of wisdom I could use on my next fishing jaunt. The slip of paper with six “lucky numbers” might be useful– if I was a gamer who played … Continue reading

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Starless and Oatka Dark

To night-fish on a river is like starting out life with nothing and realizing, when all is said and done, you’ve got most of nothing left. To night-fish on Oatka (O-at-ka) Creek, a tributary of the Genesee River in Monroe County, … Continue reading

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Ridgerunner (Wiscoy Creek)

Wiscoy Creek, in Wyoming County, western New York, is one of my favorite trout streams in the state, even though it’s well north of my favored hill country. There’s a lot of public water to be fished on this 20-mile … Continue reading

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