Tag Archives: songbirds

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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With Roots in the Sky (Finale)

1. Just over two years ago I began a series of blog posts that I’ve called “The Cedar Run Experience.” The series has reflected my intent to fly-fish and explore the whole length of a beautiful trout stream, Cedar Run, … Continue reading

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A Long Walk in Steuben County, Early May, 1983

[Years ago, my brother Pete and I, along with a friend or two, would perform an annual rite of spring– taking a long, pathless hike over the hills and thru the valleys linking the towns of Canisteo and Greenwood, NY. … Continue reading

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Field and Forest, Pond and Hive

The first morning of summer vacation seemed like a good time for a walk. I assembled some tools of the trade– camera, walking stick, water flask, small rod and reel– and took off for the hill. Like the hive of … Continue reading

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Summer’s Eve, Genesee

The evening of my birthday was the day before the Summer Solstice. Another angler was parked at the upper end of the Catch-and-Release water of the Genesee River. I opted to fish alone on a quiet upstream pool near the … Continue reading

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