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Because of my training as a fisheries biologist, along with some knowledge of aquatic insect life cycles, I’ve made remarks about the hatching process that mayflies and caddisflies go through … more
MONTICELLO, NY — On Monday, November 9, it was “up, up and away” for 104-year-old Agnes Van Put of Livingston Manor and Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther. Upon landing, Van Put was able … more
What's going on in arts, leisure and community November 12 to 18 more
Logic might dictate that current weather conditions would be reason enough to forget fishing today. The local meteorologists report that this is one of the driest summers on record, with lawns, crops … more
The outdoors: It’s this label we have for all things natural, all things outside of our realms of control and, even as the name would so obviously indicate, anything outside of our homes, … more
What's going on in arts, leisure and community October 29 to November 4 more
Fall means different things to different people. Under normal conditions, fall means back to school for students and the beginning of another work year for teachers. Sadly, the virus has interrupted … more
A few months ago, an old friend suggested that my writing style was a bit too technical and professorial for a fishing column, so for this piece, I decided to lighten things up a bit. While the event … more
Fly fishing is a fragile and fickle sport. By that, I don’t mean to imply that rivers are fragile, or that trout are fragile, although, in some instances, both are. What I do mean is, unlike a … more
My father will likely scold me for publicly admitting we ever went out fishing and failed to catch something. So for the sake of his pride, I will explain right up front that it was a last-minute … more
Some of my angling friends call this time of year “The Dead Time” because hatches of mayflies and other aquatic insects are on the wane. For the most part, they are absolutely correct in … more
As a group, it seems that fly fishers are always waiting. In the early spring, they wait for the equipment they might’ve ordered for the coming season. Then they wait for April 1, the opening … more
Those words may sound like an odd title for an article, but they describe one of the most confounding fishing situations anglers are likely to be confronted with. I know that up versus down has been … more
HARRISBURG, PA — From the moment Gov. Tom Wolf ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses in PA to close, he has received pressure to reopen the state. Last Monday, Wolf made a concession for … more
Very soon, and with a little cooperation from the weather, the season’s first, eagerly awaited mayfly hatches will begin. Right now, most fly fishers are looking over their tackle, waders, … more
ROSCOE & BEYOND, NY — In years past, the local region marked the opening day of NY’s trout season on April 1 with a celebration at Junction Pool: “One of the most famous pools … more
HARRISBURG, PA – Effective 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC), in consultation with the Office of the Governor, Pennsylvania Department of … more
Feet kicked up, hat brim low. One eye peripherally guiding the boat as it chugs along as the other resting lazily on the stern where the lines lay taught, spread wide behind the trolling vessel. The … more
 LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — There’s a lot going on at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum (CFFCM) these days while the ebb and flow of time makes its way down the fabled waters … more
LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — It’s amazing to watch folks create realistic dry flies out of bits of feathers and colored yarn, tied by the hands of true masters of their craft. It’s even … more
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