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Leave room for The Renegades!

While we often find ourselves up late at night, coffee in hand, trying to create flies that imitate the exact naturals, so as to bring those picky trout to our nets. 804 more words

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Mike’s dam

Perceptions, deceptions, and decisions.

Many years ago, PD, Luke and I were returning from fishing this lovely piece of water. We were in high spirits as I remember it. 524 more words


Catskill Fly Tyers Guild Meeting: December 17, 2016

The December 17, 2016 monthly meeting of the Catskill Fly Tyers Guild will be held at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center, Old Route 17, Livingston Manor NY at 1 pm. 93 more words

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"Dry-Fly Hackle: What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been" by John Merola

My odyssey through the land of dry-fly hackle started around 1970. I had become a member of the Southern New York Sportsmen’s Association and entered their essay contest for youth members. 1,921 more words

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Just Fishing

It has been a long, long time since I posted anything here. Well, I’ve been busy. There were the scattered posts I made, the most recent but still old ones, referring to my drumming in a Classic Rock Band, my girlfriend, Mary – we got married on June 4th, and other things that have occupied my time. 2,231 more words

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Caddisflies: The Other Trout Food

Article, flies and photo by “Catskill John” Bonasera

From the February 2012 Guild Gazette Newsletter

“I never paid much attention to caddisflies in my fledgling years of fishing and tying flies. 859 more words

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