Fly Fishing, I was once told by a veteran fly shop owner, is the most written about outdoor sporting topic in the world. There has been and continues to be volumes written and published about the sport, both technical and philosophical in nature. Presentation of the fly is a common theme that stands out in most all the technical literature. This is for good reason. The ability of the fly caster to present the fly properly determines their success as a fly fisher. Presentation of the fly is a multi-faceted topic. It is a most important skill for fly fishing rivers, small stream, lakes, oceans…Everywhere.Read More →

As a light tackle angler on the lakes of Upstate New York I do not chase fish with mechanical down riggers. While trolling with down riggers is one of the most effective techniques for trout and salmon on the the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario and the large salmonid lakes of the Adirondacks this time of year…It is one that I have no interest in. So when the lakes are at their warmest I focus on smallmouth bass. This species has invaded most all of the lakes in Upstate New York and has established healthy populations. They are in fact one of the worst invasive speciesRead More →