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[13 Apr 2010 | Comments Off on Wild Trout X Symposium | ]

Second Call for Papers, Posters, and Award Nominations

poster from 2007
Wild Trout X
Holiday Inn, West Yellowstone, MT
September 2730, 2010
“Conserving Wild Trout”
The Wild Trout X Symposium will bring together a diverse audience of governmental entities, non-profit conservation groups, educators, anglers, and business interests associated with trout fisheries to exchange technical information and viewpoints on wild trout management […]

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[7 Apr 2010 | Comments Off on Spring Bling | ]

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[5 Apr 2010 | Comments Off on Symbols | ]

The State fish of New York is the brook trout.  It might be of interest to you that transplants from our waters have taken over many of the cutthroat trout waters in the Rocky Mountains and they thrive in the cold clear waters out west.  In our waters, they don’t do as well for many […]

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[4 Apr 2010 | Comments Off on It takes alot out of ya. | ]

Spawning is tough work.  Take this old girl, caught in the first pool up from a lake in a small creek.  Heading home after a tough week at the bar.  Missing scales, battle scarred from a mink or heron, precious cargo deposited into whatever gravel she could find.  I know this creek a bit and I […]

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[3 Apr 2010 | Comments Off on What’s The Big Deal With Trout? | ]

The look on this confused smallie says it all…
Obviously Unimpressed.
The first two seconds of the battle, I thought I had the bottom, for the next five, I knew I had just hooked the bow of a lifetime, then he took to the air.  The next words out of my mouth were not suitable for younger […]

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[29 Mar 2010 | Comments Off on Countdown to the Opener | ]

And I’m not talking about the Sox Yanks Sunday night, but I could if you want…
We’re only a few days from the official start to the season and while we’ve long come to realize that the “Fishing” is still a bit of time away, there are fish to be caught in the waters opening up on Thursday.  […]

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[28 Mar 2010 | Comments Off on Muddler Minnow | ]

In preparation for ice out and for some pond trips this spring, I started tying muddlers.

Hook:  Mustad 3906b size 10
Tail:  Mottled Turkey Matched
Body:  Flat Gold Tinsel
Rib:  Round Silver Tinsel
Underwing:  Squirrel Tail
Wing:  Mottled Turkey Wing
Collar:  Deer Hair
Head:  Spun Deer Hair
This one may be the best one I have ever tied
And I Got It On Video!

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[23 Mar 2010 | Comments Off on March Madness | ]

March is a real strange time for us fly fisherman.  The change is coming, the days are getting longer and you’re chomping at the bit to put the rods in the car and head out.  The days are warming, just last week, we hit 60’s but that in turn, cooled the water down with snow […]

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[18 Mar 2010 | Comments Off on The Angler’s Net 2010-03-19 00:37:30 | ]

The Northeast Outdoors Show is held just before the official first day of Spring, two weeks prior to opening of trout season, and six weeks before camping and turkey season …coincidence…I think not!
Spring time in the Northeast is a hub for outdoor recreation and sporting. From fishing and hunting to boating, camping, hiking, biking and […]

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[18 Mar 2010 | Comments Off on West Branch Come Hell or High Water | ]

Presenting “Come Hell Or High Water”
The First Annual Fly Fishing Festival and Film Tour
(April 16th, 17th)
Free Admission Open To Public
(film festival does require paid tickets)

Event Introduction

“Hell or High Water” is a two day annual fly fishing festival and film tour to be hosted at West Branch Angler. The idea is to […]