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#31607 East Branch/Willow- 5/17/2018

Posted by northcountryman on 26 May 2018 - 02:42 PM

Dennis would hate that ! Lol 😝

#31292 Whos going Salmon Fishing upstate

Posted by northcountryman on 17 October 2016 - 09:05 PM

I used a 7wt and 1x tippet;  since it was my first successful landing of a salmon, I was overly cautious im sure

#31261 Whos going Salmon Fishing upstate

Posted by northcountryman on 04 October 2016 - 08:40 PM

Hey guys, wanted to give  an update of my salmon trip week before last. A friend and I went up to the dam in Oswego, hooked into ALOT of fish, lost everyone EXCEPT one, my first salmon!  Caught it on a classic streamer pattern  ( I think a smelt pattern, not sure).  Anyway, I fought the fish for about an hr and FINALLY landed her, an 18lber, lots of fun :)

#30988 Airborne trout

Posted by northcountryman on 20 June 2016 - 01:49 PM

In that case, not much you can do until they change their feeding pattern,  Ive seen the same behavior when fishing up in the Adirondacks and Brookies were leaping for Damselflies.  In situations like that, best thing to do is put your rod down and enjoy the experience  :cool:

#30942 Splashy Rises

Posted by northcountryman on 09 June 2016 - 01:48 PM

Yes, emerging caddis is what I figured, so, maybe a caddis pupa dry pattern as described by idryfly with an emerger pattern fished in the surface film on a dropper could work.  Another thing I was thinking of was fishing wets imitating the caddis pupaeemerger and dead drift in to the feeding zone, then use the Leisenring lift technique to impart that swimming to the surface look to the fly.

#30933 Nice Trip 5/30-6/3 Report

Posted by northcountryman on 08 June 2016 - 11:12 PM

Great report lpette, looks like you had a great time!   One way to tell difference between Brown Drake and Isonychia is # tails right? The first bug pic has 3 tails whereas  Isonychia only has 2 I believe, Also, Slate Drake typically has red eyes , this one has green.

#30885 difference

Posted by northcountryman on 03 June 2016 - 05:04 PM

Curious that they didnt retain the genus name, come up with a new species name perhaps and retain the old species names as a subspecies classification; im sure they could still be useful in denoting a size difference.

#30870 Willow/Beaverkill-5/23

Posted by northcountryman on 02 June 2016 - 01:45 AM

Went to the Willow  for a couple hrs this evening to check out the action, of course,  I get there and realize I forgot my wading shoes lol.  Instead of driving back home and making for a wasted trip, took off my sneakers and socks and wet waded best I could;  Not much bug activity till dark, then saw a fair amount of Mayflies, couldnt tell species, maybe Slate Drake?  Caught a nice 11" Brookie on a #14 Royal Coachman.  Thats the first Brookie Ive ever caught in the Willow and WAY downstream, almost to Roscoe, very nice :)

#30762 Gorge Action

Posted by northcountryman on 18 May 2016 - 10:56 PM

Hello all,  been a LONG time since I posted, been goin thru some rough times in my life but things are FINALLY gettin back to normal and Ive actually done a little fishing as of late! A Buddy from NJ and I went to the gorge this past Saturday, each of us were nymphing using a 2-3 fly setup.  We each caught a few and lost several HUGE Browns, gotta hone those fish fighting skills lol.  Anyway, there was a stonefly hatch in progress, alot of caddis around as well but the Hares Ear #12 seemed to be the ticket for the day. I am pleased to report that we both caught Brook Trout, my first Brookie ever in the Neversink!  Maybe a good sign their numbers are increasing there?



For those of you who remember me, I look forward to once again, sharing knowledge and perhaps hooking up for somefishin


Take care,


Northcountryman  :razz:





#28770 Five days in paradise. Big brown bonanza.

Posted by northcountryman on 01 June 2013 - 10:14 AM

Sweet pics buddy, glad you had some success!!

#26721 Does it count?

Posted by northcountryman on 21 September 2011 - 09:52 PM

Can't bring myself to bait/spin for trout any more at all.If I'm not flyfishin' for 'em, i'm not fishin for 'em!!However, I regularly spin for pike, pickerel, walleye and sometimes bass as they are less worthy fish (except maybe the walleye!!) ;-) ;-)

#24398 Windy On Saturday ?

Posted by northcountryman on 02 September 2010 - 10:16 PM

Yup, its gonna be hard to flycast. might go spin fishing for pickerel again or maybe walleye instead.