Short Casts: It’s Almost Time

Until recently, Old Man Winter was doing a pretty good job of keeping the Southern Tier in his icy grip. February and March, to date, have seen good snowfall and cold temperatures…

Anyone for a Sunday drive?

The remainder of March looks better, with warming daytime temps ranging from freezing to the low 50’s. March is always a wild card, but as it came in “a lion”, it will hopefully go out, “a lamb”.

Fly fishing will be iffy until the creeks drop and clear a bit, but Southern Tier anglers should take heart: there’s a lot going on locally to keep even the most restless angler happy. Click here for a current listing of local fly fishing events.

Even if you’re not the social type – you know, one of those lone wolf anglers – there’s still much to do to prepare for the fly fishing season. Click here for a summary of the kind of stuff you ought to be doing right now. And if it’s fly fishing supplies you’re lacking, click here for a list of Southern Tier fly shops and retailers that might help you stock up for the opener.

Tight Lines…


3 Responses to “Short Casts: It’s Almost Time”

  1. Mr. Burns,

    There is one item that may be of interest to your readers and that is the 19th Annual Ithaca Fishing Day hosted by the Leon Chandler Chapter of Trout Unlimited. It will be held on Saturday, March 19th from 9-4pm at Boynton Middle School in Ithaca. I have included the relevant details below. Your assistance in publicizing our event is greatly appreciated.

    This year the Leon Chandler Chapter of Trout Unlimited is sponsoring Ithaca Fishing Day. The focus of this event is beyond just fly-fishing; encompassing all aspects of fishing and cold water conservation. Ithaca Fishing Day a unique event that invites the community to come and experience a day of fishing and cold water environmental education. This event is free to the public and all proceeds raised benefit the youth environmental education activities of our local Trout Unlimited Chapter, including our exciting Trout in the Classroom program currently in twelve local elementary, middle and high schools.

    While the event does offer a special focus on fly-fishing directed at young people it is also of interest to anyone wanting to learn more about the sport of fishing and the local environment.
    Lectures and programs are planned throughout the day. We will feature special programs on a variety of important and interesting topics, free fly-casting and fly-tying instruction, as well as offer unique opportunities to learn fishing and fly tying tips from masters from around the region. Exhibitors to this event include: the New York State Trout Unlimited Council; the Cayuga Nature Center; NYS DEC; Cayuga Floating Lake Classroom Project; Izaak Walton League/Cortland Archers; and the Twin Tiers Five Rivers Chapter of the Federation of Fly Fishers. Additionally, a variety of local and regional vendors will be on hand with a wide variety of their goods on hand for sale, including: Badger Creek Fly Tying; Mad River Tackle; D &D Bait and Tackle; the Ithaca Rod Company; and the Cortland Line Factory Store.

    The date for this year’s Ithaca Fishing Day is Saturday, March 19, 2011 from 9 am to 4 pm. Once again, the event will be held at the Boynton Middle School in Ithaca, New York.

  2. Bob,

    Thanks for the mention!! I truly appreciate it!! Keep up the good blogging. This site is one of the best on the web!! BTW, a couple of us will be hitting either the ‘coke or the Owego on 4/4. Dont know if your interested.

    Dave @ JJ’s Jigs

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