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Roots ‘n’ Boots

For most citizens living in a modern world, to talk about the “home place” is an unfamiliar exercise. Most of us today are socially mobile and often move from place to place for economic or recreational reasons. Today, we rarely live in one … Continue reading

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The News from Fisher Brook

There’s an old fellow coming down from the forest trail this afternoon to fish for an hour or two. He claims to be suffering from a serious cold, but to cast here for brook trout won’t be detrimental since the air … Continue reading

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The Crossing

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.  –Thomas Paine All of the recent rain had made the anglers hopeful and raring to hit Fall Creek on a Saturday … Continue reading

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Brought by the Rain

Hopefully the three to four-inches of rain over the past weekend signifies the end of a long drought in rivertop country, but only time will tell if that’s the case or not. The streams and rivers had risen quickly into … Continue reading

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An Artful Dying

All I’ve got this week is a handful of photographs, folks, and no real excuses. Maybe it’s autumn ennui at one extreme or the busyness of a nut-gathering squirrel at the other, but in any case, I hope you like … Continue reading

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Right Angle Weekend

It was a three-day weekend with a common theme. It started on a Saturday with a visit to the upper Allegheny River. An overnight rainfall had discolored the water a bit; the forest leaves were brightening with autumn change, and … Continue reading

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September Quickenings

The road dead-ended at the state forest lands in Potter County. I knew that the trout streams would be low but, given the sudden coolness in air temperature, I figured that the water temps would be cooler also, and safe … Continue reading

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From Wiscoy to West Branch

The driving distance from Wiscoy Creek, in western New York, to the West Branch Delaware River, east of Binghamton, is about three hours. I didn’t drive the route in a single shot, but connected the streams on two occasions, six … Continue reading

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Trout Lives Matter

So the carp, posed briefly by the riverside before its release, said to me, and I quote: “So trout lives matter to you, as lives of all scales and colors matter to you, and that’s why you chose to fish … Continue reading

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