Ramblings of a Catskill Flyfisher
Bass on the fly

When I was in high school, my friend Tony and his father had a routine when it came to outdoor sports. Fortunately, they included me in that routine. When trout season opened, we fished for trout …

Persistence pays

My notes reveal that there had been no fishing since June 30, so it was time to go to the river. Since my friend, Rod, left for Montana on July 6 to chase trout around the “Big Sky,” …

The vagaries of the little sulphur mayfly hatch

As a longtime angler, I’ve had trouble finding rising trout during almost every mayfly hatch that occurs each year along rivers in the Catskills. All species, it seems, provide their own set of …