Monday, June 21, 2021


It is time for the carp to eat mulberries.  If you can find a place where these sweet
berries fall into the water; you are in for some exciting fishing!

Carp target this fruit and will go out of their way to eat mulberries.  What makes this a special
time of the year for carp fishing is that carp become less cautious because of the abundance
of the berries that fall in the water as the berries get ripe.

If you are unsure of when the mulberry is ready to eat just look at the ground.  The ripe berries
are almost black and sweet to the taste.


Spawning ain't easy

Look at the bruising on the side of this male carp. He is post spawn but it will take some time
before these marks will heal.

It is mulberry time again!


Sunday, June 6, 2021

New season, Peerless Bam semiautomatic fly reel and Maxcatch Sky High 5 wt fly rod

I've had all my shots and I'm fishing again.  My legs are still weak but I'm still standing!

Out on the main part of the lake, this koi was prowling along the edge of the tall grass.

My new two sided fly box

Testing the Peerless Bam semiautomatic fly reel.  The real test will be a nice size carp

  • Package Dimensions : 6.06 x 5.35 x 3.78 inches; 3.53 Ounces
  • Item model number : 02.R80MRT
  • Department : Unisex
  • Date First Available : November 19, 2019
  • Manufacturer : PEESF|#Peerless Bam
  • ASIN : B071P9YS6L

Recommended line weight is 6

Side by side with the Vivarelli spool.  Bam spool is loaded with Orvis 5 weight fly lineThe Vivarelli Goldstar spool is loaded with Rio Single Hand Spey line  

Don't forget to buy the book.  It features all the lakes in NYC.  Each body of water is unique and
the history of each lake is fasinating.

Nice size crappie

My new Maxcatch 9 foot, 5 weight, 4 piece "Sky High" rod

My buddy Dennis tied this fly for me

A closer look at the semi automatic fly reel ( note the red handle).

The bluegills were attacking the "Strip tease fly" as it landed.  Maybe it is the orange
legs or the bead head.  I was surprised because it is not a top water fly!

Another one.


How to Strip Streamers on a Tenkara Rod

Sunday, May 9, 2021

The Best Semi Automatic Fly Reels Book available on Amazon

For the first time anywhere there is a comprehensive book and Ebook about the Semi-Automatic Fly Reel Based on my experience of having fished these reels under all types of fishing conditions I have compiled first-hand information in this book.  It is available now on Amazon!


Saturday, April 24, 2021

My book is now available on Amazon


FRESHWATER FISHING: The Great Lakes of NYC Kindle Edition