Joe Tex was indeed The Man

Joseph W. Tiexiera has passed. It's a two sided function of my age: people I know are passing away with an uncomfortable regularity that is only partially balanced by a rekindling of the memories I have from being with them. This past week, Joe Tex departed peacefully at age 84 after a life well lived … Continue reading Joe Tex was indeed The Man

Two old salts talk Block Island fishing and it’s not all good

Don Smith and Peter Vican talk stripers and a changing environment with RISAA members. Block Island has an allure like no other. It offers regular ferry service, beaches without insulting parking charges, almost endless empty stretches of shoreline after dark plus a history of big stories about big striped bass and until recently, lots of … Continue reading Two old salts talk Block Island fishing and it’s not all good

A north to south look at winter fishing and paddling

Close, close we are to those warm mornings of Spring, when there’s time for a few casts before work and those first tender plugs of daffodils part cold mulch but first, first we have some weeks of skating on thin ice, a few shots of root beer and watching movies to get us all kinds … Continue reading A north to south look at winter fishing and paddling

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

Fishermen playing Whack-A-Mole, Alberto Knie’s wisdom & another Block Island soul passed on too soon

There’s a lot happening on a frigid February day so in the words of my friend Dan Ferguson, “Let’s get to it!” George Pomerovo brought his Seminar Series to Rhode Island College’s Roberts Hall and he packed in more than 200 eager fishermen and women. There was a lot to be learned from a full … Continue reading Fishermen playing Whack-A-Mole, Alberto Knie’s wisdom & another Block Island soul passed on too soon

Dan Kenney is bringing the outdoors right to you

Dan Kenney is making a serious name for himself. Dan’s an outdoors promoter  and fish guy who is bringing his next big deal, the Connecticut Outdoors Show, to Mohegan Sun for the first time, which opens up all sorts of possibilities when you consider the location. Kenny has three shows lined up for this winter … Continue reading Dan Kenney is bringing the outdoors right to you

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

2018 goes out with a splash

This week we turn the boat around for a second look at some characters and their greatest hits from 2018. What fun. One of the founders of RI Kayak Bassin’, RJ Alves is a force, to say the least. And it’s all positive. His highlight was the, “First RIKB tourney: saved a tipped angler, broke … Continue reading 2018 goes out with a splash

OMG, we’re Fish Wrapping up 2018

This week we’re turning the ship around to face a few of you, to hear what made 2018 special or maybe fantastic. Some folks landed the trout they dreamed of, some couldn’t get their math straight, some were just happy to get out and fish with their friends. In no particular order, here’s a few … Continue reading OMG, we’re Fish Wrapping up 2018