|-- First 2017 Fish --|
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Saturday, January 7, 2017
The good folks at Postfly are hosting a free Fins & Film Event on 13 January 2017. It will be at their HQ (101 Newburyport Tpke., Newbury, MA 01951). If you are in the area and want to attend, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10 January. Hope to see you there!
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
|--Dock Talk 365 Interview--|
I took a look at Chris' blog, read some of the other interviews and thought it would be fun to give my perspective with some background of why I fish and love it so much. This sentence from the "About Us" helped seal the deal, "Our focus is on the recreational or local tournament anglers who love to spend time on the water and are willing to share their valuable knowledge of their local waters and techniques as well as their overall perspectives on our sport."
Thursday, March 31, 2016
|-- First fish of 2016 --|
I use the phrase "occasional blogger" in my Instagram profile for a reason. It's hard to provide relevant content to the blog on a regular basis. It's been 11 months since the last post and I hope you'll enjoy this one.
Friday, May 1, 2015
|-- Harrison Anglers --|
Nine years ago, my son Matt, bought me a fly rod for Christmas. Six years ago, Matt convinced me to float a Western Massachusetts river with Harrison Anglers. Before that float, I had caught a few bass and bluegills on the fly, but salmonids continued to elude me. Tom Harrison, our guide on that float, put us on fish and I caught my first trout that day on an olive woolly bugger. I didn't know what I was doing then and probably forgot to tip (sorry Tom), but it was a memorable day. Thanks to Tom's patience and guidance, all aspects of my fly fishing game improved and I started having success with catching trout.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
|- The Melting Begins -|
I took advantage of the warmer air temps and went searching for open water this past week on the local trout streams.
Saturday, March 7, 2015
|-- The Meadows Project --|
Here's an excerpt from their website.
"THE MEADOWS PROJECT is a pursuit for the protection of Southern Vermont's cold water fisheries and the native brook trout that reside in them. Originally, a collaboration of art, the project has evolved into not only a conservation effort but also an internet based television program detailing three trout anglers journey through the fishing season. the series covers fishing techniques, quirky anecdotes, and up-to-date news about all of the project's conservation and preservation efforts. Tune into Vimeo to watch and Instagram for day to day news."
Sunday, February 15, 2015
|-- 3rd Annual FFNE Fly Swap --|
The highlight of the swap this year came from our host, Matt, who recently has ventured in to the world of tying classic salmon flies. Matt consistently produces killer, big meaty, pike and bass flies, but wanted to explore the deep and beautiful realm of the salmon fly. As one of the most creative tiers I know, Matt knocked out 11 unique patterns for each swap participant and himself based on stories shared on the FlyFishingNewEngland.net board.
Sunday, February 8, 2015
|-- Tying "The Betsy" --|
2014 was my best year chasing New England Striped Bass from the shore and it will be hard to only fish the freshwater going forward. My saltwater mentor, Mark, has shown me some great locations, techniques and flies that have led to this success. One fly, the Yellow Betsy, accounts for 1/2 of the stripers I've landed and has become the "go to" fly when nothing else is working.
|One of several stripers fooled by the Betsy in 2014|