catskills


The Ten Mile River Colony, likely in the 1940s. | Photo from the Ten Mile River Scout Museum

An oasis on 97

If you’ve driven down Route 97 toward Port Jervis in the last few months, you may have noticed some activity on the left-hand side of the road just outside of Narrowsburg.
 

Room in the manger

“You aren’t fully formed as a person until you visit the Long Eddy Hotel,” says Basket Historical Society President Shaun Sensiba as we pull into the narrow lot beside the building in Long Eddy. 


Photo from Pixabay

Waiting

I just scheduled a road test for my daughter, Lily, to get her NY state driver’s license. This means she has to hurry up and learn how to parallel park in the next week or so.


TRR photo by Tony Bonavist
Quill Gordon, tied by Tony 
 

A history of fly fishing

Depending on what one tends to believe, the literature indicates that Marcus Valerius Martialis (41 to 104 A.D.) or Claudius Aelianus (170 to 230 A.D.), both who lived in or around Rome, were the first to reference the use of artificial lures as baits for trout.


Photo provided by the Basket Historical Society
 

Looking Back

There are two species of poisonous snakes in the Catskills: the northern copperhead and the timber rattlesnake. During this season, these snakes are coming out of hibernation.


TRR photos by Tony Bonavist

An evening with Cinnamon Caddis and other adventures

I almost didn’t go fishing today. First, there was a luncheon in Rhinebeck; then I had to walk the dog, load the car and get gas. My negative side complains, “It’s a long drive, the water’s been high, the hatches are off, I’ll get home late and be by myself.” It is not good to be alone, late at night, in the boonies of Delaware County...


TRR photos by Jonathan Charles Fox

The “Back to the Garden 1969 Woodstock Tribute Band” helped to create an unforgettable experience for party-goers during the Sullivan County Chamber’s “Peace, Love, & Prosperity” fundraiser last Saturday night.

Let the sunshine in

The title above alludes to a variety of things: one, the sun has indeed, been shining; two, the song is from the Age-of-Aquarius “tribal love-rock musical” HAIR; and three, I’ll likely be photographing hippies galore over the

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