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by GaryD
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: Esopus Brownie 6.12.2020
Replies: 0
Views: 1925

Esopus Brownie 6.12.2020

Ran into a nice Brownie this evening; pictured with the light of the sunset streaming into the net. It took a #14 Pale Yellow Soft Hackle on the swing. Water temp was 66 degrees, which is just almost where I step away and look for colder water. Pulled hard......... Peculiar coloration, in that it wa...
by GaryD
Sun May 17, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: Esopus Rainbow
Replies: 1
Views: 276

Esopus Rainbow

Landed a nice 17"+ hard pulling Esopus Rainbow the other afternoon. It hit a #14 Black Soft Hackle. The take was in fast water and it took off downstream. Had to hustle downstream briefly, without breaking my neck. Spotting and coloration were low contrast and subtle for a Rainbow. Wondering if that...
by GaryD
Wed May 15, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Esopus Report
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Re: Esopus Report

Thanks, Ed for the Rainbow information. I will ponder the 2 wt in higher water. I probably have killed a few fish figuring out how to play them on ultralight tackle, but get them in pretty fast now by trusting the rod and taking advantage of the extra tippet protection, getting the fish on the reel ...
by GaryD
Tue May 14, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Esopus Report
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Esopus Report

I was up, well above the portal, closer to BI last week hoping beyond hope, I could encounter the Brownie that broke me off twice last season might still be around at the same location. Didn't bump into him, but hooked this somewhat beat up Rainbow instead. Not a big fish, probably 13ish give or tak...
by GaryD
Tue May 14, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: New Fly Shop
Replies: 4
Views: 670

Re: New Fly Shop

Yes, Both owners seem like good guys with an infectious enthusiasm for fly fishing. A welcome addition to the Esopus area and a good place to stop in and hear what's happening on the water and maybe pick up some needed tippet, locally tied flies or whatever you're running out of. I haven't been to t...
by GaryD
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Small Fishing On Tribs
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Small Fishing On Tribs

With all this high water lately, I've been going up a Schoharie Creek Trib with my trusty 2 Wt and having fun with buttery Brownies that have been running around 12" to 14" with 14"ish being the exception. #14, #16 and #18 Soft Hackles and various nymph patterns tied off the hook on a #10 Orange Sti...
by GaryD
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Bald eagles and black bears
Replies: 10
Views: 807

Re: Bald eagles and black bears

Good Stuff - It seems that everytime I try to get a bear shot, I'm either too close and should be paying attention the situation or by the time I get my camera up it's gone.
by GaryD
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: A Favorite Brookie Stream Report
Replies: 3
Views: 335

A Favorite Brookie Stream Report

Hoping the water water might be fishable, I hiked up to one of my favorite Brookie streams late Saturday afternoon in western Greene County. There were spots here and there that you might be able to get on, but it was over all verging on dangerous, but amazingly beautiful, so I spent some time with ...
by GaryD
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Catskill summer rain
Replies: 4
Views: 464

Re: Catskill summer rain

This is serious. I have a Schoharie Creek trib behind my house that's looking very angry. NOAA seems to be reporting that Wednesday night is when things might get really bad. Crossing my fingers. Yikes
by GaryD
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Wading staff
Replies: 13
Views: 1142

Re: Wading staff

I have an old Folstaff that's locked into the expanded position that I use almost everywhere. I don't even take it out of the car. At this point in time, it would be completely out of the question to go into the Esopus or the Housatonic without it.