Category Archives: Wild Things

June means Sand Eels

June means Sand Eels: The first fly fishing article I ever sold was about sand eels. (here) The year was 1988. The magazine was Fly Fisherman. Seems like a long time ago my friend. Why on earth did I pick … Continue reading

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The Great Horned Owls are Horny

The Great Horned Owls are Horny:  For a week now, right at dusk, out my backdoor owls have been calling. Their voices are strong, carrying long distances across the growing darkness. These were not barred owls. Their voice I know … Continue reading

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Ravens are returning to Connecticut

Ravens are returning to Connecticut:  Yes, ravens are returning to Connecticut. How long have they been gone? A long ass time, my friend – perhaps over a 100 years. Most likely our colonial forefathers did a number on them just … Continue reading

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Pompano like Orange Flies

Here in Charlotte Harbor, we have pompano at this time of year. Typically they are found in our passes as well as along the sandbars. I don’t get a chance to fish for them in the passes, but I do … Continue reading

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Sturgeon in the Connecticut River

I’ve have the good fortune to fish the Connecticut River from its headwaters near the Canadian line to its mouth on Long Island Sound. Along the way I’ve caught many species, but recently my son did me one better. He … Continue reading

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