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Lil’ Dorothy’s Riffle

1.  Late morning on a wild trout stream flowing through old farmland. The sky sun-bright and cloudless; the air getting warm. The water summer low and tight with vegetation, not exactly promising for the fisherman… And the brown trout? Spooky … Continue reading

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Earplugs, Turbines and Snobbery

Relative to other Octobers that I recall, this month has been drab and wet, with little change in the color of the foliage, and with few fish caught on my various ventures. Several highlights, however, come to mind and beg … Continue reading

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Old Man Knows Good Beer

The work week was winding down; I was standing at the check-out counter with a six of a favorite IPA, thinking of the fly-fishing prospects for the weekend and a slew of odd jobs that required doing before the long … Continue reading

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Big Fish Little Fish Swimming Altogether

Entering Pennsylvania during the hunting season, I knew I was on the right track for the weekend when I walked into a general store and heard the voice of the proprietor. She entered from a back room of the ancient … Continue reading

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Beerfest/Salmonesque

About 50 local and regional breweries, plus a few wineries and distilleries, were recently represented at the Swain, New York Ski Center, and the tasting was a lot of fun. To enter, you pay the equivalent of five six-packs of … Continue reading

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So, How Was the Fishing?

1. Sometimes when there’s nothing new to say or to add to the overall blogging compost, I like to hear that ageless question directed at a rambler on the trail or in the water: “So how was the fishing?” Hearing it, … Continue reading

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Of Birds, Friends, Trout, and Hiking Trails

I watched a pair of tundra swans on the local marsh. This species, now migrating to the far north, is known to pair for life– an admirable trait for those of us romantically inclined– but the bird whose symbolism really … Continue reading

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The Inspection Sticker (“He Won’t Get Drunk No More”)

[Please stand by… My annually renewed “Inspection Sticker” for this blog, the sticker that assures safe rambling for one and all, has run its course. I’m off track as the winter season bottoms out and I’m forced to stay inside. … Continue reading

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A Trout Stole My Glove!

December 30. Nearly all the streams and rivers of the region were flowing high and muddy from the recent rains, but I found a headwaters stream that was manageable for fly fishing. I was close to the source of one … Continue reading

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The Hook-Up, and More

It always takes me awhile to re-adapt to lowland trout and salmon fishing, but once the first king salmon takes off with a fly in the lip, the blood begins to flow through every lazy muscle, and I can’t imagine … Continue reading

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