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Eastern Fly Fishing - May/June 2020

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Mike Valla has a nice pictorial "essay" of photographs titled "Catskills, New York: In the Shadow of Legends" in the May/June 2020 issue of Eastern Fly Fishing... :)

Just saying...

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Re: Eastern Fly Fishing - May/June 2020

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Thanks, I'll have to try and find a copy.

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Re: Eastern Fly Fishing - May/June 2020

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Thank you!
There's always a story behind the story, with my stuff---

-EFF mag got in touch with me not long ago, lamenting that they had assigned an "Exposure" piece to another guy interested in doing an installment---but as happens more times than editors would like, the fellow fell through on it. So, they asked if I could put something together for them, asap, to meet the deadline that was already upon them. I had done one other "Exposure" installment for them a few years ago (winter fly fishing in NY--- I recall freezing my butt off on that one!). I've been with the magazine over 10 years now---nearly 30 articles-

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Re: Eastern Fly Fishing - May/June 2020

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do you have tip-ups in your pond?

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Re: Eastern Fly Fishing - May/June 2020

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mikevalla wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 11:15 am
Thank you!
There's always a story behind the story, with my stuff---

-EFF mag got in touch with me not long ago, lamenting that they had assigned an "Exposure" piece to another guy interested in doing an installment---but as happens more times than editors would like, the fellow fell through on it. So, they asked if I could put something together for them, asap, to meet the deadline that was already upon them. I had done one other "Exposure" installment for them a few years ago (winter fly fishing in NY--- I recall freezing my butt off on that one!). I've been with the magazine over 10 years now---nearly 30 articles-

MV
I love your piece on the rt20 corridor

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Re: Eastern Fly Fishing - May/June 2020

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fishcane wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 7:34 am
mikevalla wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 11:15 am
Thank you!
There's always a story behind the story, with my stuff---

-EFF mag got in touch with me not long ago, lamenting that they had assigned an "Exposure" piece to another guy interested in doing an installment---but as happens more times than editors would like, the fellow fell through on it. So, they asked if I could put something together for them, asap, to meet the deadline that was already upon them. I had done one other "Exposure" installment for them a few years ago (winter fly fishing in NY--- I recall freezing my butt off on that one!). I've been with the magazine over 10 years now---nearly 30 articles-

MV

I love your piece on the rt20 corridor
Thanks fishcane---The Rt 20 corridor article was a favorite of mine--brought back many memories, going back many decades. As Jerry Garcia once commented, "I was always willing to sell out way back---but no one was buying." It gives me great joy sharing with others my favorite destinations. I don't write about places, as a general rule, unless I discovered them myself, or they were handed down to me by my grandfather---with only one or two exceptions, after "clearing with another finder," and involving the finder in the story---Many places I'd love to write about, and have been asked to write about, are "off limits," by my own rule.

Eastern Fly Fishing mag has run quite a few of my "Catskill" stuff---some were suggested by the editors.

You can get PDF electronic copies through their website---here's a good one:

https://eastern-fly-fishing.myshopify.c ... -trout-fly


And you can get these also, as PDfs: I couldn't recall all of them, but here's some--

Eastern Fly Fishing Magazine:

“Pioneers & Legends in Fly Fishing: Michael W. Fong,” December 2010 ;
“Pioneers & Legends in Fly Fishing: Fran Betters, Adirondack Fly Tier,” January 2010

“Pioneers & Legends in Fly Fishing: Eric Leiser, Master of Materials,” Jan/Feb 2011

“Pioneers & Legends in Fly Fishing: Louis Rhead,” March/April 2011

“Pioneers & Legends in Fly Fishing: Highway 20 Corridor, NY: Beating the Heat in Summer,” July August 2011

“Pioneers & Legends in Fly Fishing: George Parker Holden,” Winter 2012,

“Pioneers & Legends in Fly Fishing: Chauncy K. Lively (1919-2000),” Winter 2012,

“Pioneers & Legends in Fly Fishing: Corey Ford, 1902–1969, America's Fly-Fishing Humorist,” Jan/Feb 2014

“Pioneers & Legends in Fly Fishing: George Michel Lucien LaBranche” Fall 2012

"Genegantslet Creek, NY,” July/August 2011

“Deerfield River, MA Angling Along the Mohawk Trail,” Sept/October 2013

“Schoharie Creek, NY Trout in the Northern Catskills,” Summer 2012

"Kayadeross Creek, NY,” Fall 2012

“Young Woman’s Creek, PA” Winter 2012

“Cossayuna Lake, NY,” March/April 2019

“Owasco Inlet, NY,” September/October 2017

“Fish Food: Bucktails,” Sept/Oct 2017

“Owego Creek, NY,” Winter 2012 (Northeast and Southeast).

“Esopus Creek, NY A Stream in Transition,” March/April 2013

“Siamese Ponds Wilderness Area, NY Brook Trout the Old-Fashioned Way.”
July/August 2014

“Manchester, VT: Angling in the Heart of New England,” Sept/October 2014

"Big Branch Stream, VT," May/June 2015

“Chenango River, NY,” May/June 2015

“Otselic River, NY,” July/August 2015

“Conservation Hurricane Irene: Aftermath to Restoration of Johns Brook, New York,” Spring 2012

“Conservation: White Creek: Important Battenkill Tributary Restoration” Nov/Dec 2019

"Conservation: Battenkill Habitat Improvement Efforts," Sept/Oct 2013

“Mettawee River, Vermont/New York,” September/October 2015

“Salmon River, New York March/April 2016

“American Classics: Quill Gordon,” March/April 2019

“Walloomsac River, VT: Angling in the Shadows of American History” Sept/Oct 2016

“Beaver Kill, NY, Return to the East's Most Famous Trout Stream” May/June 2019

“Upper Willowemoc Creek,” January/February 2020

“Catskill Classics: Evolution of the American Trout Fly” July/August 2015

“Exposure: "Fly Fishing Through a NY Winter,” Jan/Feb 2016

“Exposure: Catskills, NY: In the Shadow of Legends May/June 2020

“Little HoosicRiver, NY,” Submitted--Pending

Other Fly Fishing Magazines:

“Catskill Nymphs,” Fly Tyer Magazine, 2013

“Diary of Winifred Ferdon Dette,” The American Fly Fisher, 2007

“Walt Dette,” Fly Fisherman Magazine, 1994
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Re: Eastern Fly Fishing - May/June 2020

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mikevalla wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 8:17 am
fishcane wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 7:34 am
mikevalla wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 11:15 am
Thank you!
There's always a story behind the story, with my stuff---

-EFF mag got in touch with me not long ago, lamenting that they had assigned an "Exposure" piece to another guy interested in doing an installment---but as happens more times than editors would like, the fellow fell through on it. So, they asked if I could put something together for them, asap, to meet the deadline that was already upon them. I had done one other "Exposure" installment for them a few years ago (winter fly fishing in NY--- I recall freezing my butt off on that one!). I've been with the magazine over 10 years now---nearly 30 articles-

MV

I love your piece on the rt20 corridor
Thanks fishcane---The Rt 20 corridor article was a favorite of mine--brought back many memories, going back many decades. As Jerry Garcia once commented, "I was always willing to sell out way back---but no one was buying." It gives me great joy sharing with others my favorite destinations. I don't write about places, as a general rule, unless I discovered them myself, or they were handed down to me by my grandfather---with only one or two exceptions, after "clearing with another finder," and involving the finder in the story---Many places I'd love to write about, and have been asked to write about, are "off limits," by my own rule.

Eastern Fly Fishing mag has run quite a few of my "Catskill" stuff---some were suggested by the editors.

You can get PDF electronic copies through their website---here's a good one:

https://eastern-fly-fishing.myshopify.c ... -trout-fly


And you can get these also, as PDfs: I couldn't recall all of them, but here's some--

Eastern Fly Fishing Magazine:

“Pioneers & Legends in Fly Fishing: Michael W. Fong,” December 2010 ;
“Pioneers & Legends in Fly Fishing: Fran Betters, Adirondack Fly Tier,” January 2010

“Pioneers & Legends in Fly Fishing: Eric Leiser, Master of Materials,” Jan/Feb 2011

“Pioneers & Legends in Fly Fishing: Louis Rhead,” March/April 2011

“Pioneers & Legends in Fly Fishing: Highway 20 Corridor, NY: Beating the Heat in Summer,” July August 2011

“Pioneers & Legends in Fly Fishing: George Parker Holden,” Winter 2012,

“Pioneers & Legends in Fly Fishing: Chauncy K. Lively (1919-2000),” Winter 2012,

“Pioneers & Legends in Fly Fishing: Corey Ford, 1902–1969, America's Fly-Fishing Humorist,” Jan/Feb 2014

“Pioneers & Legends in Fly Fishing: George Michel Lucien LaBranche” Fall 2012

"Genegantslet Creek, NY,” July/August 2011

“Deerfield River, MA Angling Along the Mohawk Trail,” Sept/October 2013

“Schoharie Creek, NY Trout in the Northern Catskills,” Summer 2012

"Kayadeross Creek, NY,” Fall 2012

“Young Woman’s Creek, PA” Winter 2012

“Esopus Creek, NY A Stream in Transition,” March/April 2013

“Siamese Ponds Wilderness Area, NY Brook Trout the Old-Fashioned Way.”
July/August 2014

“Manchester, VT: Angling in the Heart of New England,” Sept/October 2014

"Big Branch Stream, VT," May/June 2015

“Conservation Hurricane Irene: Aftermath to Restoration of Johns Brook, New York,” Spring 2012

“Conservation: White Creek: Important Battenkill Tributary Restoration” Nov/Dec 2019

"Conservation: Battenkill Habitat Improvement Efforts," Sept/Oct 2013

“Mettawee River, Vermont/New York,” September/October 2015

“Salmon River, New York March/April 2016

“American Classics: Quill Gordon,” March/April 2019

“Walloomsac River, VT: Angling in the Shadows of American History” Sept/Oct 2016

“Beaver Kill, NY, Return to the East's Most Famous Trout Stream” May/June 2019

“Upper Willowemoc Creek,” January/February 2020

“Catskill Classics: Evolution of the American Trout Fly” July/August 2015

“Exposure: "Fly Fishing Through a NY Winter,” Jan/Feb 2016

“Exposure: Catskills, NY: In the Shadow of Legends May/June 2020

“Little HoosicRiver, NY,” Submitted--Pending

Other Fly Fishing Magazines:

“Catskill Nymphs,” Fly Tyer Magazine, 2013

“Diary of Winifred Ferdon Dette,” The American Fly Fisher, 2007

“Walt Dette,” Fly Fisherman Magazine, 1994
Awesome bibliography data! Thx for sharing that.

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Re: Eastern Fly Fishing - May/June 2020

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Sounds as if a "Notes and Letters" of Mike Valla is in the future.

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Re: Eastern Fly Fishing - May/June 2020

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At one of the golf tournaments, Tiger Woods was at the first tee being announced. They started naming all the events he had won, until, finally, Phil Mickleson yelled, "Wouldn't it be easier if you named the ones he hasn't won?" I guess with Mike, we will need to introduce him by what he hasn’t written about! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Eastern Fly Fishing - May/June 2020

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squish67 wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 12:53 pm
At one of the golf tournaments, Tiger Woods was at the first tee being announced. They started naming all the events he had won, until, finally, Phil Mickleson yelled, "Wouldn't it be easier if you named the ones he hasn't won?" I guess with Mike, we will need to introduce him by what he hasn’t written about! :lol: :lol: :lol:
Ha!

And oh yes and The Otselic River also in EFF magazine- and---I'd have to look it up (Year and Month)
And “Cossayuna Lake, NY,” March/April 2019
And “Owasco Inlet, NY,” September/October 2017
And “Owego Creek, NY,” Winter 2012 (Northeast and Southeast editions)
And “Chenango River, NY,” May/June 2015
And “Fish Food: Bucktails,” Sept/Oct 2017

---and at least 7 others I left off the list. :lol: :lol:

I could easily write good features on at least 12 NYS waters alone I've not covered (located from the far western counties to central NYS), and another half-dozen in PA. But those places are off limits---as I said above, if someone introduced me to a water, or communicates with me about their favorite waters--- (at least two on SGM :lol: You know who I'm talking about :lol: ) I keep it their secret---
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