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The Wind, the Brook, and the Browns

The weather had been warm and rainy, most of the streams and rivers in the area were high and muddy, but I knew the spring brook would be running clear. I drove to it in advance of a rapidly approaching … Continue reading

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Spring Creek, the Turning

Saturday looked like the best of the weekend for a final shot at fishing Spring Creek this season. I’d had good luck here on two previous outings this winter, so I approached the water calmly, ready to accept whatever my … Continue reading

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Midge Madness (Spring Creek)

Along with NPR’s early morning broadcast of an ancient hymn, I heard the first sweet phrases of a migrant robin near the yard. I stepped to the porch in my bare feet for a clearer sound of both music sources, … Continue reading

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Spring Creek Turn-Around

The weather seemed a pleasant interlude between the waves of blizzard and polar temperatures. Stepping into Spring Creek (near the Caledonia fish hatchery in upstate New York) I didn’t think I’d need the gloves I’d left in the car, but after … Continue reading

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The Cedar Run Experience, Part 6

Lately my Cedar Run experiences have been tied to events occurring at nearby Slate Run, Pennsylvania. They won’t always be so linked. Next spring I hope to make my Cedar Run visits more solidly focused on that beautiful stream. On … Continue reading

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A Wild One on the West Branch

In this P.S. to a recent post called Delaware River Dreaming, I recall the difficult angling conditions on the river and the singular fish that came from its banks the weekend I was there. Fishing with George Hrycun, I was … Continue reading

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Delaware River Dreaming

Heavy rains at mid-week had raised the level of streams and rivers in the Catskill Mountain region to unfishable conditions. Things didn’t look good for my weekend visit to the West Branch Delaware, but hope springs eternal, and I hoped … Continue reading

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The Cedar Run Experience: Parts 1 and 2

Part 1 I’d been thinking to start a new fly-fishing project on the order of “The Slate Run Odyssey,” which I covered in Rivertop Rambles from the fall of 2011 through the following year. The stream to cover next seemed … Continue reading

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