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Black Stones and Zonker Pie

Adam Russo, from Lancaster PA, introduced himself by email, thanking Rivertop Rambles for being an interesting and informative blog. The young fly-fisherman offered to tie a few of his Zonker specimens that he’s found to be especially effective in north-central … Continue reading

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“Truly Gone Fishing”

Recently my son asked, “Where does an old fisherman go when it’s just too cold to fly-fish?” Good question. Lately, with daytime temperatures peaking near the single-digits (Fahrenheit), it’s a little too cold to be standing in water or falling … Continue reading

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Staircase Run

The day surely started out on a bright note– a little birding in the early morning sunshine of the yard, my small binoculars picking up a bit of the warblers waving through– Blackburnian, black-throated green, ovenbird, Louisiana water-thrush and, later, the black-throated blue warbler– … Continue reading

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Brought by the Rain

Hopefully the three to four-inches of rain over the past weekend signifies the end of a long drought in rivertop country, but only time will tell if that’s the case or not. The streams and rivers had risen quickly into … Continue reading

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An Artful Dying

All I’ve got this week is a handful of photographs, folks, and no real excuses. Maybe it’s autumn ennui at one extreme or the busyness of a nut-gathering squirrel at the other, but in any case, I hope you like … Continue reading

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A Week on the Autumn Road

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Trout Lives Matter

So the carp, posed briefly by the riverside before its release, said to me, and I quote: “So trout lives matter to you, as lives of all scales and colors matter to you, and that’s why you chose to fish … Continue reading

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Genesee, the Rabbit Hole

As America approaches yet another Independence Day celebration, I’m reminded that sometimes a chance encounter while fly fishing will unveil an interesting portrait of human freedom. A couple of weeks ago I was fishing yet another caddis hatch, the kind … 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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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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