Video: Martha’s Vineyard False Albacore Fly Fishing

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Last summer, I finally made the pilgrimage to Martha’s Vineyard to fish the Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby — something that I had wanted to do for years, but had escaped me. I went to fish the Derby not for the two title species, but to fly fish for false albacore, my favorite way to close out the season.

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Video: Hoagy Carmichael on the Garrison Carmichael Bamboo Fly Rod Shop

Before the bamboo rod shop was gone, I wanted to capture it, and its history. Over Thanksgiving, I shot a bunch of video of my dad talking about the shop, and have spent the past few months editing that video down to what you can see in this post.

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Video: SIFF ’13

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Peter Laurelli does it again with his Surf & Inshore Fly Fishing (SIFF) ’13 video. This one includes some more remote, warm-weather destinations than in years past, but it has some great stuff. And while it’s not clear how much of this is in New England or NY / NJ, it will undoubtedly appeal to any Northeast saltwater fly fishermen.

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A Look Back at New England Fly Fishing in 2013

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In 2013 I was fortunate to have some great days on the water — including one of my best ever. But all of this was marred by persistent bad news about the continued decline of striped bass (more on that later). What follows is a short summary of some key trends, trips, and events from 2013.

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