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Forum: Northeast 03-19-2013, 11:03 PM
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The East Branch

A bridge spans the East Branch of the W Creek where it tumbles down a sleep incline under the junction of H and C Roads.

Today its banks are encrusted with fresh snow, glazed with icy rain. The...
Forum: Northeast 03-12-2013, 07:05 PM
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Views: 201
Posted By handifly
The Night Before Battle

The Night Before Battle
I could not sleep. A thousand thoughts insinuated themselves into my head like a stampede of miniature horses. I misread my watch, turned on the light and rushed to dress....
Forum: Northeast 03-12-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By handifly
Re: The War Canoe

My late friend George L was in his 80's. I ran into him in the bar of our club and tried to introduce him to someone. He said:

"I am too old to meet anyone new." I had met him a decade earlier...
Forum: Northeast 03-12-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By handifly
The War Canoe

One particularly rainy weekend, I think it might even have been opening day of fishing season in 1958, we returned from the Wabash, cold, miserable and empty handed. My father was in a foul humor...
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 658
Posted By handifly
Re: can I fly fish without a boat

If you want to buy a boat, the answer is of course no. And a boat will be fun.
If you need to prove you need one to a spouse, tell her it will be dangerous for you to fish without one.

To me it...
Forum: Northeast 03-09-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By handifly
Re: The Source of the Connecticut

Larry, there are more of my stories in a Kindle version on Amazon - they only pay me $.70 a copy so I am not promoting :) I also post them on my Handifly blog.
Forum: Northeast 03-09-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By handifly
Re: Night Fishing on the Beaverkill

Thanks! A collection of my stories is on Am*zon (they pay me $.70 each time it sells :) and I also post them on my blog.
Forum: Northeast 03-09-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By handifly
The Source of the Connecticut

The largest river in New England bi-furcated the world of my teens, a gash through the fabric of highways that surrounded Hartford like a maze. On trips south, north or east, we would cross it, or...
Forum: Northeast 03-09-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By handifly
Re: Night Fishing on the Beaverkill

Thanks! I just posted another one
Forum: Northeast 03-08-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By handifly
Forum: Northeast 03-08-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By handifly
Night Fishing on the Beaverkill

For a long time I had a terror of the dark. My earliest memories of bedtime were of shutting my eyes

tight and pulling the covers over my head the minute the lights were out. Everyone overcomes...
Forum: Fly Fishing Humor 03-08-2013, 11:13 PM
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Views: 388
Posted By handifly
The Fishing Contest

The Fishing Contest

The beach at the lake was crowded with kids and their parent helpers. Everyone had a bucket so catches could be officially counted. Of the dozens of eager entrants, only one...
Forum: Member Introductions 03-08-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By handifly
Northeast Newbie

I have been fly fishing for about 55 years, the first 5 of them not voluntarily. It has long been a part of my blood. My 14 year old daughter has been fishing with me since she was a toddler and...
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