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Old 12-22-2011, 09:37 PM
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does anyone know of any good small streams throughout ny. i want to use my 2 wt a little more. any info would be greatly appreciated.
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My buddy recently did some fishing in the streams of your namesake. Unfortunately I'm not familiar with those waters yet so I can't fill you in. Check out Saunder's Guide or maybe just use Google Maps/Earth on Satellite mode, should help you dial in. The waters I've been fishing are a bit big for a 2wt!
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Fortyfive +/- years ago, I was dunking worms in Hour Pond Brook and the upper reaches of the East Branch of the Sagandaga River. Both are (or were) accessable from the trailhead at the end of Old Farm Clearing Road, past the Garnet Lodge, near the east side of Thirteenth Lake, in North River. Take the Trail to the east for Sagandaga (about a 20 minute walk to the river), and to the south, then the fork to the west to hit Hour Pond Brook (30 minute walk).

You can also take the east fork on the south trail and hit the Sagandaga much further down, where it's bigger water. That section is also accessable on a hike up and over the ridge from a trailhead on Route 8.

Took my sons into the Sagandaga for some wormdunking when they were 8 and 10. Caught a few small native brookies, kept three, roasted them on a stick over a streamside fire, and ate them off the stick, just like my Dad and I had done 25 years before!
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fire instructor, i have explored the small tributaries of the sacandaga and they are exactly what i am looking for. i love walking up those little mountain streams and catching a trophy of 8 inches
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there a lot of small streams to fish a 2wt in NY. depends what area you are looking into. Catskills are a great place to fish.
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There is also a lot of small streams in Central NY. I live outside of Utica and we have a lot of smaller streams that a 2wt will work just fine on. I use a 6'9" 3wt for a lot of streams between Utica and Syracuse.
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If you get down the the fingerlakes region, there are soom good tribs to those lakes that have nice fish. Most are a little difficult to meaneuver, but plenty of small brooks and a few browns.
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There is also a lot of small streams in Central NY. I live outside of Utica and we have a lot of smaller streams that a 2wt will work just fine on. I use a 6'9" 3wt for a lot of streams between Utica and Syracuse.
I'll have to second Matt. If your in the Syracuse area, Limestone Creek, Chittenango Creek and Butternut Creek are all small enough for a 2wt plus they are open year-round for trout.

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Whalensdad,

I live in Clinton and the Oriskany runs through my back yard. I have fished the Chittenango, but not the Limestone or Butternut yet. I plan to get to those two this summer along with Fish Creek between Rome and Camden. Let me know if your out and about and I will try to catch up with you if you fish any of these streams. I am kinda new at this whole fly fishing thing and am always looking for experienced guys to go with.

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