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Black and Blue (My Brookie Fix)

Part 1.  It all seemed to jell on a bright blue, late winter day. A set of tarpon flies arrived in the mail. The stand-out for my inexperienced saltwater eyes was a #3/0 Black Death. For tarpon? Well, yeah, the … Continue reading

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A New Book Sunday

The morning sky was colored like a bluebird’s wing, and the temperature promised to reach the 60s mark. My wife and I headed toward the West Branch Pine to do some hiking, but first we stopped for breakfast at a … 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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Small Stream Miscellany

Spring Creek.  You might recall that last winter I reported on what looked to be a crash in trout numbers at a popular upstate stream. Study by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has confirmed the crash … Continue reading

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A Light in the Forest

Leaving behind the holiday parties and the jingly shopping marathons, I traveled to the Pennsylvania forest. The unusual December warmth and overcast sky contributed to a feeling of relief and abandon. En route I passed a bald eagle perching near … Continue reading

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A Trace of Buffalo, Too

 

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Phoenix Run

I hadn’t fished the stream in 25 years or more. I found myself returning to it when the numbness that resulted from the weekend news transformed into anger, sympathy and sadness. Maybe my visit to the stream was due to … Continue reading

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Landlocked(s)

I was heading to one of my favorite casting locations for big brown trout and landlocked salmon, wondering if the autumn run had kicked in following a decent rainfall. Recalling my tumble in the mountains last week, I was ready … Continue reading

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Self-Portrait of the Fisherman as Idler

What’s the matter, am I too lazy to write a simple fishing or hiking report this week? Do I have to resort to a “selfie” via an empty message board along the river? Okay, so guys just want to have … Continue reading

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Good Morning From the Lily Pool

Dear Everyone, Longtime Reader and Newly Arrived, I thought I’d post this in a different manner, as a “letter.” You’ll recall, no doubt, that a letter is a form of communication used in ages past, before the Dawn of Email. … Continue reading

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