Tag Archives: night fishing

First Cast Similes

After my first day of volunteer work with the New York DEC Region 9 small stream electro-survey crew, I found that my long-awaited fly rod had arrived. The rod is a small bamboo, a 6’6″ 3-weight custom built by Mike … Continue reading

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The Dream Cast: Yellow Dun

1.  James Cecilia is a “wet-fly-only angler” who lives in upstate New York. He contacted me about a mutual interest in the writings of Pennsylvania fisherman, Jim Bashline. Mr. Bashline was a fishing editor for Field & Stream, and author of … Continue reading

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Night Flyer/ Test Patterns

I was looking past the evening hatch and peering into the night. At home, I was rereading Jim Bashline’s nightfishing book, subtitled “The Final Frontier,” and preparing for darkness. Bashline’s Night Fishing for Trout is probably the most absorbing read of … 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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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

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