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New Products For ’14 To Check Out This Spring

Ben Sheard
Posted by Ben Sheard on 20-Mar-2014 | Posted in West Branch Fly Fishing Blog

New Products For ’14 To Check Out This Spring.
By Ben Sheard


Every year hundreds of new products are released by an increasing number of manufacturers to make our days on the water more enjoyable. Many of these “new” products are reiterations of last years gear, maybe a different color, a slight tweak in design to keep you interested but still nothing to get excited about. I am a “gear junkie” when it comes to hunting and fishing equipment and spend a ton of time outdoors in nice to nasty weather so when I see something that will make my time spent more enjoyable and more effective I do what I can to get the “latest and greatest”. I am not a fan of “bells and whistles” that get in the way and are hard and expensive to maintai... [...]

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Spring Fever

Adam Franceschini
Posted by Adam Franceschini on 20-Mar-2014 | Posted in West Branch Fly Fishing Blog

Spring Fever
By Adam Franceschini


It is hard to believe that after such a COLD long winter with record low temps and lots of snow that opening day is right around the corner. I cannot wait. With less then a month until New York opening day, it is that time of the year again to dust off your rods, stretch out your fly lines, check your waders for leaks and/or mouse holes, go through your tippet and make sure it is still good, and fill in any holes in you fly boxes. As we look forward to getting out on the water for the first time this Spring and feel that first trout on our line, it is better to make sure your equipment is shipshape before you are on the water.


The early Spring can present some less then ideal co... [...]

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Scott Radian Fly Rod Review By Scott Pro Staff Joe Marinzel

Joe Marinzel
Posted by Joe Marinzel on 11-Sep-2013 | Posted in West Branch Fly Fishing Blog


UPDATE - We now have the Radian 9ft 5wt, 10ft 5wt, 10ft 4wt in stock!!! 800-201-2557


Read Ben Sheard's Full Review HERE


After receiving the brand new Scott 9’, 5wt, 4pc Radian rod and taking it out of the rod tube, the first thing that grabbed my attention was how sweet the rod looked. The Orange wr... [...]

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Delaware River Fall Fishing

Ben Sheard
Posted by Ben Sheard on 05-Sep-2013 | Posted in West Branch Fly Fishing Blog

Ben Sheard Fall Fishing

Fall Fishing on the Delaware
By Ben Sheard


Everyone has their favorite time of year to fish their favorite river for many different reasons. Some like big bugs, specific hatches, fish that are easier to fool and the list goes on. If I had to speculate I would say most would choose the spring, especially here on the Delaware, when it’s as close to a guarantee of good fishing as you’ll get. Spring brings the nice-sized Hendricksons, March Browns and lots of hungry fish that haven’t been harassed for the past six months. So, in May, you are... [...]

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Looking ‘Classic’?

Art Lee
Posted by Art Lee on 10-May-2013 | Posted in West Branch Fly Fishing Blog

Art Lee Looking Classic

LOOKING ‘CLASSIC’?
By Art Lee


            Among the wonders of fly fishing for trout is that for all the “science” we have at our disposal, it remains virtually impossible to accurately predict the future.  Among other wonders is just how little many of today’s anglers seem to know about the sport’s past, even the relatively recent past.


            I’ve lived in the Catskills 38 years, fished here long before that, and have been writing about fly fishing for more than a half-century.  I ha... [...]

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Sometimes Two Hands Are Better Than One

Joe Marinzel
Posted by Joe Marinzel on 13-Mar-2013 | Posted in West Branch Fly Fishing Blog

Winter is slowly giving way to spring and as fisherman our thoughts are shifting towards the new fishing season. During the pre-season while we are waiting for water temps to reach the mid 50’s and the Hendrickson’s to kick in, I opt for my switch rod instead of my single hander to catch some trout while I’m waiting for the bugs to show up. A switch rod is a great tool for the job because of it’s versatility.


Let me explain, Here on the Delaware system we are dealing with bigger water than most fisherman in the northeast are used to dealing with. That being said, covering a lot of water is sometimes a must. That doesn’t mean running up and down the river beating the water to a froth at break neck speed. It means slowly and methodically covering the fish holding water well... [...]

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