Tag Archives: rainbow trout

The Ragged Edge

The weather and our wishes for a small retreat from winter seemed to coincide or to conspire neatly for several days. We headed south toward Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, not far from Gettysburg, and settled at the Inn at Ragged Edge where old-timers … Continue reading

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The Opener

[Reflections from a time on or near the opening of the regular trout season in New York State] A beautiful day with sun and bluebird song… just before the weather crashed and brought back snow and wintry temperatures. April Fool’s … Continue reading

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The Rivertop Construction Company

To seize the time, a tranquil evening in early May, I took a walk to the beaver ponds to see all I could see. I took a path that was less than a path, a rough walk downhill from the woods, … Continue reading

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Old Woodenhead

[Old Woodenhead is a likeness of the author, given to him several years ago as a Christmas present from his wife. It was carved by the Coudersport (PA) folk artist, David Castano. O.W. has appeared previously on this blog at … Continue reading

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Amazing Rainbow Grace

With an air temperature of 23 degrees F., and with gusts of wind and cloud-cover, fishing wasn’t bound to be particularly comfortable today. I was willing, however, to give the fly rod an hour or so of exercise. I could … Continue reading

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It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Fishin’)

“He not busy being born is busy dying.“– Bob Dylan The early spring day started off rainy and then turned partly sunny, all the while punctuated by heavy winds. A good day to fly-fish? Following a winter of currents under … Continue reading

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He’s Out There Fishin’!

Two hunters passed me on their ATV while following the forest trail, preparing for the opener of deer season. Their words echoed in my head. I was standing at the river in the darkened noon hour. A first snow flurry … Continue reading

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Simply Trout Fishing

After a disappointing visit to a Finger Lakes tributary in search of larger brown trout and landlocked salmon, I returned home and got back to the basics of headwaters fishing. Yes, the weather was just as cold and damp and … Continue reading

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Desert Rainbows

New Mexico has a world-class rainbow trout fishery in the San Juan River, but it also has other desert streams of unusual quality. One of the lesser known spring creeks is fished by various angling notables and is definitely worth … Continue reading

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Rainbow Trout, by Choice or Design

I fished for rainbow trout because they were there. The season was open; the fish are fun to catch with flies. Clearly, I chose to fish for them in early April, and I went for them because they were my … Continue reading

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