“Paying Homage,” by William G. Tapply

Written by: William G. Tapply


Bill Tapply sits on the bank, waiting for a hatch to begin.
Photo courtesy Vicki Stiefel

Every year on the weekend after Memorial Day, Marshall Dickman, Andy Gill, Jeff Christenson, and I spend four days in Roscoe, New York, in the heart of the Catskills, where the fabled . . .

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Photos: A Saltwater Angler Takes on Tough Tailwater Trout

Written by: Capt. Gordon Churchill


It took him awhile to relearn the skills of his youth, but the author finished his day on a streak.
Photo by Gordon Churchill

Let me start by stating that I basically learned to fish on the Delaware River. No, I’m not counting the stocked streams and the lakes I fished closer to my father’s home north of Syracuse, New York. . . .

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Photos: Where the Wild Things Are

Written by: Drew Nisbet, Fishing Manager of Orvis Buffalo


Catching native trout in a small stream where they are adapted to the environment is a special experience.
Photos by Drew Nisbet

It starts in an alder swamp, where cold spring water bubbles up from the ground. Dense, nearly impenetrable thickets of buttonbush and winterberry holly shade black, organic rich mineral . . .

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Photo of the Day: Hail Mary Steelhead

Written by: Kubie Brown


Tough conditions caused a change of tactics, which paid off for Kubie.
Photo courtesy Kubie Brown

I headed to New York’s Salmon River last week, hoping to land a few steelhead to kill the winter blues. When I got there, I found that the river had risen quickly overnight and that the day . . .

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