The boy fishing the local bluegill pond. Brought three of my kids, caught nothing, lost 30+ yards of mono, 17 month old on my back kept screaming, it was frustrating. Then my son said, “Thanks Dad for taking us fishing, you’re the best,” and my daughter said, “I love fishing even if I didn’t catch anything.” Worth it.
John Parise nymphing a section of the Paulinskill River in Lafayette NJ.
Psuedo HDR. Big Flat Brook, Sandyston NJ.
October flurries on the Paulinskill River, Stillwater NJ.
Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey.
Cast to the spots the fish should be… no fish. Cast anywhere else…fish. Weird lake. Mike G tossing foam ants early.
My kids used to ask why I stopped the car and looked over almost every bridge we crossed. Now they don’t say anything and when I get back in the car 30 seconds later they ask, “any fish?” I don’t travel with my flyrod anymore… two snapped tips in car windows does that. My camera though is always with me.
Paulinskill River, New Jersey.