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Something fishy going on around here

Nashville recording artist Ryan Broshear, left, threw out the first cast followed by Trout Town Adventures’ Phil Eggleton, Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther and Sullivan Renaissance mascot “Rennie” at Junction Pool in Roscoe, NY.

April 9, 2014

Of course, by “around here” I mean the Upper Delaware River Valley, and by “fishy” I mean that the majority of the last week has been all about trout. Since I know next to nothing about fishing, fly or otherwise, I gave Phil Eggleton (www.trouttownadventuresandguideservices.com) a call. Confused about when the seasons actually begin and end, I was glad to have Eggleton set me straight on a few pertinent facts. I knew that country sensation Ryan Broshear had been slated to throw out the official first cast at Junction Pool in Trout Town, USA (www.roscoeny.com) but (for something completely different) I was befuddled. “Yes, trout season began a few days ago,” Phil explained, “but we often hold off on the official ceremony to make it more convenient for everyone to make it to the celebration over the weekend, when folks traditionally have time off.”