( Image: A freshly hatched Sulphur dun that crawled up on my waders on the West Branch of the Delaware in the Catskills as it was shedding its nymphal shuck that looks like a Pheasant Tail nymph - thus the case for a Sulphur dry with a brown Z-lon tail shuck and a PT dropper during this hatch- … [Read more...] about The Enigmatic Masking Hatch
( A stunningly beautiful and vibrant colored Big Spring wild brook trout-author image-circa 2015) “Man's Utopian dreams get circumvented through compromise and disappointment into a tolerable reality.”(quote by Stewart Stafford) It was as pure and utopian as a wild brook trout heaven could … [Read more...] about Chasing Marinaro’s Big Spring- Wild Trout Utopian Dreams still in Limbo
"When the German brown trout made its first Catskill debut, needless to say it was scorned for its shyness, stubborn demeanor and inability to "fill basket creels to the brim". The thinking theoretical angler was ready to make its debut in the new world across the pond. Thus the time was ripe with … [Read more...] about A FAREWELL TO THE CATSKILLS-YOUR WATERS ARE HALLOWED AND BLESSED!
If you are a summertime trout stream fly fisher you will know the scenario about to be described all too well. You get to the stream armed with your favorite hopper or ant pattern. Or maybe a Sulphur/ BWO emerger on a big icy cold tailwater. And as you walk the banks you see little white clouds of … [Read more...] about Dances with Tricos-The White Curse Demystified
Coming June 15th to Hallowed Waters Podcasts- special guest: Al Caucci “The Mayfly Mystique and Saga”- Trout Selectivity and Matching the Hatch from the Meniscus to Benthos Top to Bottom ” Don’t miss this one! Hallowed Waters Podcast/Journal publisher/ host Matthew Supinski and special guest : Al … [Read more...] about Mayfly Podcast with Al Caucci
It's truly amazing that the more you think you have finally figured out shit, the more you realize you dont know shit! This especially applies to the natural world of trout, insects and entomology that forever are evolving and unraveling in more complex ways with climate change. As the elusive … [Read more...] about Noah’s Drakes