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by JoeCz
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: April 1st
Replies: 3
Views: 302

Re: April 1st

Sounds like a nice day, Ed. Thanks for sharing! I'm three weeks out from a hip replacement and working from home, but I went down to one easy-to-access spot on the Ramapo for an hour after work. Lots of midges and some little black stoneflies, but no rising fish, so I tried nymphing a black stone an...
by JoeCz
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: First Cinberg Brookie of 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 290

Re: First Cinberg Brookie of 2020

Beautiful fish!

I couldn't help but chuckle at the responses about aging, as I'm mostly housebound following hip replacement. I'm still hoping to be out on a New York stream somewhere come April 1, but it will have to have easy access.

Best wishes for the new season,

Joe
by JoeCz
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: RIP Nelson Bryant
Replies: 7
Views: 837

RIP Nelson Bryant

Growing up in a non-outdoorsy family, his columns in the NYT helped fuel my interest in fishing during my youth and early teens. I particularly like this passage quoted in the article, referring to pickerel and trout: “The thought of fly casting for a fish that bears a superficial resemblance to a s...
by JoeCz
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Annual Holiday book giveaway---trivia contest
Replies: 35
Views: 2402

Re: Annual Holiday book giveaway---trivia contest

Wow! I won something on the interwebs. This is a first for me. I found two "Uncle John" references, with "the other one" connected to the Neversink being VanBenschoten. Maybe there are more, as Uncle John was no doubt a common sobriquet. I even have one of them (but not a fisherman) in my family. Th...
by JoeCz
Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Annual Holiday book giveaway---trivia contest
Replies: 35
Views: 2402

Re: Annual Holiday book giveaway---trivia contest

My shots in the dark...

1) Atherton / Mollie's Pool
2) English Brown Sedge
3) 1954
4) Pope
5) Elsie Darbee

Fingers crossed...

Joe
by JoeCz
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: Fall fishing
Replies: 12
Views: 1332

Re: Fall fishing

Great colors on that fish.
by JoeCz
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Fishing with
Replies: 7
Views: 551

Re: Fishing with

When I worked in Mount Kisco, I used to hop in there sometimes before/after work. Nice small water, with some feisty little browns. Never caught any that were close to the 12" minimum, but they must be in there somewhere because they keep making babies.
by JoeCz
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Battenkill this weekend?
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: Battenkill this weekend?

Thanks Mike and Rich for taking the time to offer your suggestions. Much appreciated!

Joe
by JoeCz
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Battenkill this weekend?
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Battenkill this weekend?

The wife and I are probably heading up to Burlington VT for the long weekend and if I can talk her into it, I may have her drop me off somewhere along the way (or at least not too far out of the way) for a couple hours of fishing while she does something she enjoys. Was thinking maybe somewhere arou...
by JoeCz
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Rules
Replies: 18
Views: 1087

Re: Rules

Nice fish, Ed!

Did you coax that brown into taking a dry? If so, even better. I've had more luck getting those bigger fish to go for nymphs.

Here's one from the Beaverkill last week, when we had a couple of cool mornings.
Beaverkill brown #8 stonefly
Beaverkill brown #8 stonefly
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