alewives · brook trout · dams · fresh water fishing · regulation speak · sarcasm with a chance of humor

gotta #keepemwet and help rivers stay on course

Couldn’t wait to tell, that Bill McWha, South County’s ever observant riverkeeper, about the first arrival of alewives. A few river herring have survived their migration and are running the incoming tide just south of North Kingstown’s Gilbert Stewart museum. They should be two or three years older than when they headed for sea after… Continue reading gotta #keepemwet and help rivers stay on course

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an ode to eb white: builder of boats, digger of clams

In the spirit of writer, farmer, clam digger and small boat builder, E.B.White, I offer a fishing man’s memorandum. ∗my words were inspired by my enjoyment of his “Memorandum,” from a favorite book and gift of my young son,  1941’s One Man’s Meat∗ Today would be a good day to organize my boxes and boxes and… Continue reading an ode to eb white: builder of boats, digger of clams

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fly fishing explained then we meet warren winders & cheeky reels

Fly fishing specific shows offer a glimpse into this passive riverine alter-universe…Warren is a guy who I suspect could wade into a quiet piece of shallow water, find catch net and release a fine brook trout and not think to tell you about it that night…with 18 zippers and clippers for zingers for nippers and tippets…Spin fishermen tend to be the jeans and t-shirt crowd, often with very clever use of the word “hooker”…