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One day several years ago, when the afternoon light was exactly right, I saw a trout rise and then swim swiftly 20 feet away. Boy, was I surprised! Granted, it was in a flat, low gradient pool, so … more
As most anglers that fish the Catskills soon learn, rainbow trout are not as widely distributed throughout the region as brown trout. However, that is changing. As far as stream fisheries go, … more
DEC proposes controversial fishing regulations more
It seems that the debate about the relevance of different fly patterns, how they are tied and how well they function, continues as an age-old controversy. Every spring, with the opening of another … more
There's something about watching a sunset with no land in sight.  The gentle lull of a boat, swaying in  the waves.  The fact that I was in a chair, taking selfies and reeling in a … more
Fly fishing is mostly a quiet and contemplative sport, but sometimes an event occurs that far exceeds a normal day of casting flies to rising trout. This is a story about one of those events: an … more
Fly casting is that part of fly fishing many of us take for granted, yet nothing is more important than for anglers to be able deliver their flies accurately under a variety of conditions. A long … more
On Catskill Rivers, once the spring-fly hatches are over, much of the daytime fishing has ended. The evening fishing has begun: Pale Evening Duns, Sulphur Duns and Green and Brown Drake mayflies, … more
That’s right—I’ve been to another parade. And yes, I took hundreds of photos. For years, my friends in other parts of the country have marveled over the sheer number of festivals … more
Trout Parade floats on LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Livingston Manor Trout Parade will kick off at 11 a.m. this Saturday, June 8 at the Laundry King headquarters at 65 Main St. The parade begins … more
Have you ever had one of those weeks where you seem to run into more wildlife than you normally do, particularly wildlife that you rarely ever see? I had one of those weeks and, as usual, I count … more
I’m not inclined to tell fish stories, but there are times… Last year, during Hendrickson time in the Catskills, Roger and I decided to try a favorite pool. We were on the river about 15 … more
April 1, opening of trout season in New York State, arrived in my neighborhood with bright sunshine, a stiff wind and a reading of 21 degrees on the thermometer. A little later that morning, I spoke … more
Vendor and craft fair to benefit music students MILFORD, PA — Vendor spaces are filling up quickly for the Delaware Valley (DV) Music Department Booster Club’s Vendor and Craft Fair on … more
This morning was the first morning I heard a robin’s song. Many months have passed since the robins last sang; it was a cloudy morning with a warm rain, the perfect time to go fishing. The … more
It would be an understatement to say that my great-grandmother Agnes Van Put is a well-known individual in the fly-fishing world. As a 35-year employee of the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum … more
The Upper Delaware River flows between Hancock, where river’s Main Stem begins, and Sparrow Bush, NY. It also forms the boundary between New York and Pennsylvania. This distance is just over 70 … more
Tri-Valley Lions Club receives grant FALLSBURG, NY — The Tri-Valley Lions Club (TVLC) received a $2,000 grant from the Brandel-Murphy Youth Foundation. The grant will go toward the trail … more
Childcare providers needed SULLIVAN COUNTY — The Sullivan County Child Care Council has determined a need for child care throughout the county for children ages six weeks to two years. Those … more
As fly fishers, we all have favorite rivers. Sometimes, one or more of those rivers plays a significant role in our lives, a role that isn’t evident in the first years. For me, that river was … more
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