Wednesday, March 18, 2020

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First of all Happy St. Patrick's Day to all of you and I hope that everyone is healthy and safe. The COVID-19 virus outbreak has the world turned upside down. I can report that we are fine over here at the shop and plan to be open. We aren't open late and never have fi...

Monday, March 9, 2020

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This past weekend, the clocks jumped forward giving us extra daylight in the evening. It is possible to fish after work once again! Normally weather in winter offers us some windows to fish with enough snow and ice to want to head south. This year, the mild weather has...

Friday, February 21, 2020

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Sometimes I hit the publish button and I realize I should have included something. In this case it is a video from a few years ago done by the incomparable Tim Flagler. Stop by the event and the shop and see some old friends or make some new ones. We have some nice new...

Friday, February 21, 2020

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We're really looking forward to our annual Sparse Grey Matter Fly Tying Event this Sunday February 23rd at the Califon Firehouse in Califon located just up Main Street from Shannon's. Tyers from around the area look forward to this event to reconnect and demonstrate th...

Sunday, February 9, 2020

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The stretch of mild weather is continuing and area rivers rose only moderately from the late week storm that brought a mix of wind, rain and cold snow. Water temperatures continue in the low forties which is well within the range of the trout's metabolism. This weather...

Saturday, January 18, 2020

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It looks like the weather is finally giving us a taste of winter this weekend. Certainly not a Snowmageddon by any means, but enough to remind us that we are in January after last weekend's unseasonably mild temperatures. Whatever snow we do receive tomorrow shouldn't...

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

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First, I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year. We will be open from 8am until 1pm. Yes, as of this writing, our license machine is holding up. After 1 pm, look for us on the river as catching the first fish of the year on New Year's Day has become a tradition. Many p...

Saturday, December 14, 2019

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Happy Holidays to all of you and in the spirit of the season I am happy to report that the Bubba Contest is on once again. Thursday afternoon, they arrived fresh from the Musky Hatchery in Asbury. Jeff Mancini brought the fish. We spread the fish out from Vernoy Road d...

Thursday, December 12, 2019

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Happy Holidays! We have plenty of gifts for that special angler and gift certificates are available. Matt Grobert will be our featured tyer this Sunday at 9:30 am and John Collins will return next Sunday December 22nd. Bubba Watch has begun........

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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Cold weather came a little early to our area over the weekend and now there is a layer of snow to transform our area into a winter wonderland. The holiday season is always a great time to spend with family and friends but it is also a prime time to be outside for those...

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