The very first Fish Wrap column. Just in time for stay-at-home reading

March 9, 2014 ©Todd Corayer 2014   Written back when we actually had ice... Good-bye ice, hello crocuses! At the tail end of a banner year for fishable ice, day and night soon find their balance so we can return to our canoes kayaks and outboards.  March for most is just a muddy gateway month, a … Continue reading The very first Fish Wrap column. Just in time for stay-at-home reading

There’s a tackle store waiting to meet you

Since this coronavirus deal has forced the cancellation of so many much anticipated fishing shows and events, now's the time to reintroduce ourselves to local tackle shops. Many took big inventory risks anticipating big weekends and sales and we still need to gear up for a big fishing season. Before you reach for the laptop … Continue reading There’s a tackle store waiting to meet you

It’s January, there’s no ice so go see East End Eddie Dougherty!

January’s calendar page means we’re largely confined to quarters unless there’s hard water for setting tip up’s or open water for launching a daredevil kayak trip for white perch. Deer season is in full swing on Block Island but with all this cold air and these short days, the next best thing is a full … Continue reading It’s January, there’s no ice so go see East End Eddie Dougherty!

Fishing is tough but vets are tougher

For those of you scoring at home, here's that update on the Stars and Stripers and Project Healing Water Fly Fishing event on Narragansett Bay and a quick note about a group of friends looking for fish all night long. It had been a tough few weeks on the Bay. Fish were around, then they … Continue reading Fishing is tough but vets are tougher

Neresis limbata is wiggling its way through my patience

Neresis limbata

I hate cinder worms. They’re a fickle menace. They’re slimy, fleshy, wiggly segmented polychaetes who spend most of their lives working the mudflats of salt ponds and estuaries. Mother’s Day seems to be an annual coming out party as they leave the dark muck for late sunny afternoon swims to the surface under clear, calm … Continue reading Neresis limbata is wiggling its way through my patience

Crafty One Customs, circle hooks and icy February coolers

On February 21, my good friend Peter Jenkins at The Saltwater Edge hosted another excellent Surf Night. Peter brought in Dave Anderson and Gerry Audet to walk us through finding fish on a make-believe spot they’re calling Mystery Island. The deal was, based on all kinds of parameters which easily will transfer to your favorite … Continue reading Crafty One Customs, circle hooks and icy February coolers

Six dates to get you through winter

The Fly Fishing Film Tour This is an annual celebration of life on the water. The editors compile film from all over the globe then travel the globe showing fishing-starved people like us just how beautiful fly fishing can be. The only Rhode Island showing is on March 1 at the Agawam Hunt Club in … Continue reading Six dates to get you through winter

It’s open season on indoors outdoors shows

January is tough. Snows show as rain, what should be frozen seems is just muddy. There isn’t even much ice to scratch the winter fishing itch. With a solid three months until Spring’s greatest day, the opening of trout season, we can, however, be comforted by those forced hot air confines of indoors outdoors shows. … Continue reading It’s open season on indoors outdoors shows

In with the old then out with the new old at the Surf Day Used Tackle Sale

Well, we're big fans of the Narragansett Surfcasters fishing club so here's a little more notice of their Surf Day Used Tackle Sale on February 9, 2019 You can rent a table to sell off some gear or just walk the isles to pick out some new stuff on a very cool winter afternoon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QupfUNsFo4

The vices of vises, Jerry Garcia and a punk rock deer

“Blame it on Jerry” was a typical quick response in my younger days, when questioned about some less than ideal decision. Mr. Jerry Garcia was a towering figure to me and since work was not such a priority back then, there was time for fishing or travelling somewhere to see him. Alas, we grow older … Continue reading The vices of vises, Jerry Garcia and a punk rock deer