Our feature picture was taken yesterday - I took a trip back to my hometown in New Jersey and had a few minutes to stroll along the banks of the little hometown creek I fished as a boy - and learned that you can go home again! There were still some nice fish sipping lazily along the far bank - pretty as a picture! Read More
Greetings Compleat Anglers! We have lot's of ground (or water) to cover today! And lot's of reports and great pics of awesome fish from our guides and customers on Connecticut and Catskill rivers and L.I. Sound. Read More
If you're contemplating a trip up to the Catskills to fish either the branches of the Delaware, the Beaverkill or the Willowemoc now is the time! There were numerous Compleat Angler clients and staff fishing these rivers over the past few days and showing some great results for it. All Catskill rivers are falling but still at a very healthy flow. Water temperatures on the Delaware branches go from the high 40s to the mid-50s (and 50 degrees is the magic number for the trout to become active.) Read More
GoreTex. H2No. Call it what you will, modern waterproof technologies are certainly effective, but they lack a bit of soul. They keep weather out, but they don’t weather well at all. When they age, they often break or simply stop being waterproof. You buy it, use it, and replace it — you don’t hand it down. It’s temporary; a thing designed to be effective but replaced.