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by JoeCz
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Happy New Year --- 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Re: Happy New Year --- 2021

First time I've been on the board this early in a year. Went up Saturday and fished the Beaverkill and Willowemoc no-kills for a few hours until I managed this small brown on a nymph. Wishing everyone a Happy New Year and tight lines!
by JoeCz
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Whose fishing now?
Replies: 10
Views: 878

Re: Whose fishing now?

Small browns were the special of the day for me Saturday afternoon on the Willowemoc. I guess the bigger fish were getting busy elsewhere. A couple took a #12 pheasant tail, another took a #18 green wire caddis, all out of the same pool.
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by JoeCz
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Whose fishing now?
Replies: 10
Views: 878

Re: Whose fishing now?

Nice job, Ed.

I plan on heading up to the B'kill/Willo Friday afternoon, when at least air temperatures are supposed to touch 50. I suspect water temps will still be around 35, but at least it will be a nice afternoon out on the water.
by JoeCz
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Wader recommendations?
Replies: 17
Views: 1188

Wader recommendations?

I'm in the market for a new pair of breathable stockingfoot waders. My current gear is the Orvis Clearwater ($200). They lasted two years, but now have small leaks in both legs. I'll try to patch them over the winter. In general, will the pricier models last proportionately longer? I guess I'm OK wi...
by JoeCz
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Streamer Advice?
Replies: 6
Views: 542

Streamer Advice?

Yesterday (Sunday 8/30), I drove up to the Willowemoc, which was high and stained after Saturday's rains. I haven't fished streamers much for trout (mostly still/slow water for bass), but it seemed like what I've heard people describe as streamer conditions, so I tied on a small black bead head wool...
by JoeCz
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Need rain
Replies: 3
Views: 750

Re: Need rain

Beautiful fish, Ed! I fished the Willowemoc early Saturday (before the rain) and Sunday. Flows were up a bit without being dirty and fishing was so much easier on Sunday. It's amazing what a boost a shot of water will give to a system. I try not to get mad at the birds—certainly not at the eagles or...
by JoeCz
Thu May 28, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: Good Sunday morning
Replies: 4
Views: 763

Re: Good Sunday morning

Nice fish JoeCz! Especially the Brookie. From the picture, it looks quite silvery...any chance it’s a salter? The brookies in this creek (the couple I’ve caught) just seem to be colored this way. I’ve seen darker-colored ones from other streams in the Catskills. I‘m pretty sure biologists have iden...
by JoeCz
Mon May 18, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: Good Sunday morning
Replies: 4
Views: 763

Good Sunday morning

Got out early on a small creek in Sullivan County and did well. No risers at that time of day, but various Sz 14 mayfly nymphs worked for a few browns from 12 - 19", plus a 10" brookie! Always nice to see one of those in the net. IMG_5686.jpg IMG_5683.jpg Hope everyone else is doing well--not seeing...
by JoeCz
Sat May 09, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Split shot help?
Replies: 10
Views: 1883

Re: Split shot help?

I don't think I'm usually a buzz killer, but here I go: I don't think its a very good idea to be adding lead anywhere, particularly in places we like to fish and oh, maybe ducks like to eat. There are many alternatives. Gary I agree about not adding lead to the ecosystem. I believe New York has eve...
by JoeCz
Fri May 08, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Split shot help?
Replies: 10
Views: 1883

Split shot help?

What's the mystery? You squeeze them on the line and voila, right? Bear with me. Yesterday, I went out in the afternoon and evening to a fairly small creek. It took a while, but either the fish switched on or I figured out what they wanted, and I got a couple of rainbows (see pic for an example) on ...