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Steely Eyed Fly Fishing Guy

I was (re)reading on of A.J. McClane’s books the other night and came across a piece he wrote about a study conducted on a stream on the subject of angler effectiveness in the ’60s.  Basically, they confirmed what we’ve all suspected for a long time. 

Posted in Boston and Eastern Massachusetts, Introduction

The Doctor Is In…

I don’t know what it is about this time of year, but fly fishermen for some reason seem to get really cranky.  In some cases, I think lack of sleep is the culperate (cuz in the heat of summer, if you see the sun, you

Posted in Boston and Eastern Massachusetts, Introduction

Fun with Computers

I logged into one of my email accounts this morning, the one that most of my reports come into for the FishWire and was absolutely thrilled to see I had 587 new emails.  It’s nice to be loved, but this is getting silly.  For the

Posted in Boston and Eastern Massachusetts, Introduction

Big Brass Ones Don’t Float

We lost another fisherman last week.  This time it was an experienced charter captain whose boat was under tow at Quicks Hole off the Vineyard.  By all accounts I’ve read, it would appear the boat rolled in heavy seas going through the hole.  No alcohol

Posted in Boston and Eastern Massachusetts, Introduction

South Shore

Summer’s hear and the South Shore folk have gone into their typical stealth mode.  ScottNE reports from Ellisville: Fished the area to the south of the mouth late this afternoon. Departed on foot to a brief spurt of sunshine and overall not bad weather. Came

Posted in Boston and Eastern Massachusetts, Introduction

A Nice Fall We’re Having

I can’t believe I was running the AC one day and had the heat on the next.  2005 will probably go down in memory as the season of the screwy weather.  With the weekends drowning in Duxbury, it’s probably worth a reminder: fishing can be

Posted in Boston and Eastern Massachusetts, Introduction

The Forgotten Skill

There’s one skill as anglers that we take virtually for granted: boat handling.  If you’re fishing from a seaborne money pit, it can also be the difference between success and failure. The reason we take it for granted is that it’s a skill that when

Posted in Boston and Eastern Massachusetts, Introduction

Big Blow Out

It’s not exactly big news to anyone that this week’s been pretty much a total loss for fishing.  The noreaster has stirred things up to the point that anything I mention here is basically anecdotal and won’t have too much bearing on the fishing you

Posted in Boston and Eastern Massachusetts, Introduction

Back in the Game

Even though the weather is more November than May, we’re back for another season.  The lilacs are blooming and in the Bay State, that means stripers.  Loads of stripers. The waters off the eastern part of the state are still cold, so the wise angler

Posted in Boston and Eastern Massachusetts, Introduction
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