Saturday, June 4, 2016

NY turkey hunting, slim pickings and I'm worried.

Well the NY Spring turkey season is in the books.  Myself and my hunting partner Jim hunted hard this Spring but it was all in vain as we saw and heard very few gobblers.  In fact, we didn't even see that many turkeys.  Our hunting area has always been great and has had a good population of birds.  But, in 2015-16 it's been hit hard by whatever is taking the toll on turkeys across NY.  Last Fall was bad and frankly I was worried about this Spring's season and the lack of birds and I was right...  I'm hoping the population bounces back soon, but I'm not counting on it and I don't think the NYS DEC has a clue. How was your season in NY?

Scott Witter box call and one of my own DK Trumpet calls.....

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Wright and McGill in Western NY...

Hi folks - I fished a small creek here in Western New York yesterday. The creek has not been stocked since 2006, but has a steady population of browns and a few rainbow trout. Here's one I picked up with my Wright and McGill, 7' 5wt., that I like to use with a DT4, she's an oldie but goodie.... I caught the fish on a "Graham's Cracker", a great little caddis pattern.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Hi folks - I'm happy to share a recently turned Persimmon Trumpet Turkey Call with .410 brass and a Delrin mouthpiece. She's up for sale at $97 delivered in the USA.

You can purchase it here on my web site:!turkey-calls/b0vvn

Sunday, April 3, 2016

DKW - Cherry Trumpet Turkey Call.....

Just in time for turkey season I recently knocked out this Cherry Trumpet, .410 shell casing, buffalo horn mouth piece and lanyard slide.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Apple Caddis - Spent-wing

Hi folks - it's been a while since I posted a fly. But today, after tying up a bunch of flies for Parks Fly Shop, I had some time to tie a few Apple Caddis for my local waters. This fly is especally good on the West Branch of the Delaware River where these flies hatch in abundance. See my "Korn's Spruce Moth" video on YouTube for tying and fishing instructions, then just switch up the materials for the caddis on your streams.

Materials list:
#14 & 16 Dry Fly Hooks (this is a #16)
Olive thread
Butt section: Chartreuse GSS dubbing
Mid/Thorax section: Tan dubbing
Wings: Two Pheasant wing feathers, stacked and then folded back over for the head.
Legs: Red Fox Squirrel dubbing

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Opening day of NY regular deer season.....

What a day!

I took this big male coyote at 7:30 .....

and this fine buck in the afternoon...

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Here's what they look like…..

I hit the West Branch of the Delaware River again today, same spot as Thursday, but different game plan and different results. Water was still very cold at 46 degrees this morning so nymphing was the order of the day. Fished till noon. Hooked three and of course lost the "big one" a good brown of 20 inch range. He made three runs and I had him on for 10 minutes or so. I could't do anything with him in the current. I had him to the leader once and then he just bolted and ran way down river with me trying to follow in cold deep water up to my boys….. Needless to say I couldn't stay with him and he broke off with the point fly…. Bummer, but what fun…. that fish got me going for sure…. a couple of photos below…..