Friday, November 13, 2015

Just some stuff...and a farewell.

In the Sept/Oct issue of Connecticut Wildlife there is a wonderful article about "fallfish". I have caught my share of these silver bullets while pursuing small stream trout. The article tells in detail the qualities of this fish and how it and confused with a couple of it's look a likes. It has very fine eating qualities having white firm flesh and has been referred to as a "miniture salmon". I would also add they will take your flies, wets, dries, streamers, and put a bend in you rod with gusto.



There are always informative articles on the fish of Connecticut in every issue..well worth the price.


A New Years Day tradition with a few of us has been to meet at a small stream and fish on the first day of the new year. There has been deer chili, chicken soup, sausage and peppers, donuts, coffee, and even some fishing. It's nice to get on the board the first day of the year.


Well gents it's getting close. Maybe we can start thinking about a location for New Years Day 2016.



Another loss. "Howie" rest in peace friend.

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  1. i'm sorry for the loss of your friend.

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    1. TexWisGirl
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      Theresa, we are dwindling.

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  2. Thanks for sharing the information on the 'fallfish". I had no idea so today I have learned something. Great start to the day for this ol' guy! Anticipating upcoming activity with friends that has become a tradition is always rewarding....
    So sorry to hear about "Howie".

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    1. Gramps Mel
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      Mel always loved the fight those silver fish gave especially on light tackle.

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  3. Nothing like a fallfish on a day when trout just don't want to cooperate! I took RKM to a special fallfish spot of mine after a not-so productive brooky adventure late in the summer. They do have a salmon like fighting style there, more so than any other spot I fish for them for some reason?

    Sorry for your loss.

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    1. RM Lytle
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      Rowan they can bend a 3wt quite nicely, and can put fun in a slow day.

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  4. Sorry for your loss Alan. You did give me a scare for a minute but I'm okay now. I like your new year tradition and I'd like to learn more about fallfish. Never heard of them.

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    1. Howard Levett
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      Howard one year it was quite warm on NYD and felt so good. Fallfish, at times will talk to you...honestly.

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  5. Alan
    Looks like a good start to the 2016 season, sorry about Howie---thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell
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      Bill in the past they were indeed a fine way to start the season.

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  6. Fond memories of our crew!!! My condolences on your loss!! Never easy!!

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    1. TROUTI
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      Pete there were good times, coming soon.
      Your right it never is.

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  7. I'm sorry to hear about Howie. We'll have to have a toast for him Jan 1, 2016.

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    1. RKM
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      Kirk we will do just that.....coffee or eggnog

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  8. Sorry for your loss. At my age it's sad to see those who you've watched for years on TV and movies pass. Leonard Nimoy, Fred Thompson, Christopher Lee, and baseball great Minnie Minoso. You realize just how vulnerable we really are. We'll toast Howie on New Years Day.

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    1. Mark Kautz
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      Mark you are absolutely right on. And yes we will toast Howie on NYD.

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  9. My condolences for the loss of Howie. My thoughts and prayers are with all of his loved ones and friends.

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    1. Parachute Adams
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      Sam it's very much appreciated.

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