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    Re: Northwest Corner, Conn. 2019 edition

    Hous is at 1020 this morning, which is the upper limit for wading in certain, well-defined areas. The Elms and the park, for instance. Be careful.

    Tribs are in nice shape, as are little blue...
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    Re: NY Times says we are all hipsters

    I talked with one of the Esopus guides streamside a few years back, who alerted me to this trend. He said that since there is very limited cell phone service in the Catskills the newcomers get antsy....
  3. Thread: Aging sucks.

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    Re: Aging sucks.

    I'll be 58 in February.

    About 10 years ago I noticed my stream legs weren't what they were. ABout the same time I joined a gym, and told the trainer of my problem. He recommended the elliptical,...
  4. Re: weirdest fish you ever caught on a fly???

    Tested out a new rod on a raw April morning on the Housatonic upstream of the power station in Falls Village. Threw a big brown wooly to get a feel for how far I could push the rod, and caught a very...
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    Re: Northwest Corner, Conn. 2019 edition

    Went again yesterday afternoon and amidst the 12-14 inch bows caught a pretty hefty brown with big shoulders -- on the $#@! Tenkara rod with a hellacious long tippet. If I had another three feet of...
  6. Re: Need Education Chasing Wild Browns in State College, PA

    Invest in kneepads so you can keep a low profile. I was reluctant at first. I quickly became convinced of their value.
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    Re: Northwest Corner, Conn. 2019 edition

    So yesterday -- Columbus Day -- was quite nice and while I didn't have the day off exactly I was finished around noon.

    I nixed the Farmington because I figured a) crowds and b) very low. Took a...
  8. Re: Harvesting: proper way to euthanize your catch

    I keep some stocked trout every year, mostly from a put and take stream nearby. I give them to people. I don't much care for fish hahaha.

    I keep a hanky handy, stick my finger in it, then break...
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    Re: Esopus - creek - 2019

    Yours truly on the Esopus upstream from Woodland Valley bridge in Phoenicia Thursday evening, Oct. 10.

    Clarity was good, flow was nice and easy, weather was pleasant, and I didn't catch much.
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    Re: My tenkara nymphing experiment

    That's known as a cancelled Czech.
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    Re: Northwest Corner, Conn. 2019 edition

    Much-needed rain has brought the Housatonic up to 565 at Falls Village. Tribs and little blue lines are back in play. More rain expected today.
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    Re: My tenkara nymphing experiment

    Well done. Before you know it you will be trying my patented technique, Tenkara Euro-Mopping.
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    Re: Esopus - creek - 2019

    Having some turbidity problems on the Esopus I understand. Not from rain, from portal discharge. Hope this clears up as I am shifting fishing operations to Phoenicia and environs next week.
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    Re: Problems with Korkers boots

    I've had similarly poor results with Korkers.
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    Re: Tenkara Rod Help For A disabled Friend

    Those are good rods. I have the 8 and 12 foot versions
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    Re: Northwest Corner, Conn. 2019 edition

    A nice warm spell has pushed my plans back a week or so.

    The Hous trout have gotten smarter fast. The flow is very low too, and I'm guessing the water temps are going to get back in the iffy...
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    Re: Northwest Corner, Conn. 2019 edition

    The stocked fish have spread out all around the Housatonic TMA and beyond, and with the low flow the wading angler can get to spots normally accessible only by boat. It was 41 degrees this morning in...
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    Poll: Re: Best starter rod outfit

    I got my cousin (age 18) an Echo starter kit, six weight since he'll be fishing for bass a lot.
  19. Thread: Journal

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    Re: Journal

    I have a nice Moleskine journal that I got for Xmas. I dutifully recorded my experiences until it disappeared into the maelstrom of **** in the car. I'll find it eventually.

    In the meantime I...
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    Re: The Ridiculous Thread......

    This summer I saw a fellow in a Mini Cooper making his way up the Mt. Riga road, which is dirt, narrow, steep, and generally unfit for regular cars, never mind a low-slung thing like a Mini.

    He...
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    Re: Drowning because of waders

    The only times I've been in trouble wading was when I was foolhardy and, convinced the Big One was on the opposite bank, tried to wade through fast, deep water.

    The main thing, besides not taking...
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    Re: leader to line

    I've been playing around with Tenkara for a few years now and here are some observations:

    1. I think the thing about using nothing sturdier than 5X to protect the rod tip is overstated. I've been...
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    Re: Leonard rods and Foyle's War

    Foyle's not much of a caster though. Probably had to give the actor, Michael Kitchen, a crash course.
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    Re: Northwest Corner, Conn. 2019 edition

    And fishing is now more or less normal.
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    Re: Tenkara Rod Help For A disabled Friend

    I'm curious to know how this experiment works out. I have a friend with similar difficulties. Getting him back out on the water would be a very good thing.
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