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    I had to go see my aging Uncle in New York this week. I managed a day of fishing with the popular Cousin David. The water supply for New York City stretches 150 miles upstate. It was built in the early 1900's and the entire system is gravity fed. A series of huge reservoirs (NYC uses 1.5 Billion Gallons a day) are connected by small streams that are fed by the water at the bottom of the reservoirs via dams. What you get is pristine cold water that is in the high fifties even during summer. These streams flow about 2 miles and dump into the next reservoir in line. Starting in mid September a few wild browns from the reservoir will come up these artificial only streams. The streams hold typical small browns year round. My 84 year old Uncle loves trout and I am the only semi accomplished fisherman in the family. The pressure was on. After meeting a couple of fisherman who had no luck at the parking pull off we headed downstream and fished our way back, catching small browns on Panther Martin and Rooster Tail spinners. I was teaching David basic small stream tactics...low profile, slow quiet movement, holding areas and the need for accurate first casts etc. He had a blast and did well. But no keepers for my Uncle. Found a pothole pool in fast water. It was about 3 feet by 3 feet with small rapids on each side. This 18" buck brown hammered my white rooster tail. I had to run up to the pool to keep him from getting into the Rock filled rapids between me and him. Had no net but I managed to belly lift him. Mission accomplished!


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    Great trip! Great report!
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    The trucking company I leased to had so many problems in the market they eventually stopped going there. I picked up sausage casings bound for Texas at 2am in the Bronx about twice a month. Eventually I became good friends with a couple guys who enlightened me that not just casings was in those 55 gallon drums. Packed deep in the casings was high end Russian vodka that was illegal in the states. I never had any problems in the Bronx loading up and getting out but pretty much knew this had place had mob connections.
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    Never ever did I ever think I'd see a NY trout on this site, I didn't even realize they were a thing.. But looks like a good time. Where in NY where you guys? And tell Uncle Dave we say hi
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daze823 View Post
    Never ever did I ever think I'd see a NY trout on this site, I didn't even realize they were a thing.. But looks like a good time. Where in NY where you guys? And tell Uncle Dave we say hi
    New York is renowned for it's trout streams. The Delaware, The Ausable, Beaverkill and many others. This fish lived 25 miles north of New York City in Westchester County. Those streams are known to locals only and serious flyfishermen who live in the city (few own cars in NYC but they can take a train and get into some of these from the train station). I grew up fishing them. This one is called Amawalk Outlet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daze823 View Post
    Never ever did I ever think I'd see a NY trout on this site, I didn't even realize they were a thing.. But looks like a good time. Where in NY where you guys? And tell Uncle Dave we say hi
    What do you think Donnie, a road trip to the land of big trout and Yankees galore to use some southern slang on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyGhost View Post
    What do you think Donnie, a road trip to the land of big trout and Yankees galore to use some southern slang on.
    I'd guide you guys. However driving on narrow ancient parkways in NY is a death defying feat. I ran the Taconic all week. Speed limit 55, no trucks allowed, frigging Yankees run 70-80 on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by h2ohhh View Post
    I'd guide you guys. However driving on narrow ancient parkways in NY is a death defying feat.

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    When you retire from work we should try to make this happen and work it out that cousin Dave can join in. I think there is a gent over in hickory who would join in on some big trout action also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyGhost View Post
    What do you think Donnie, a road trip to the land of big trout and Yankees galore to use some southern slang on.
    Quote Originally Posted by h2ohhh View Post
    New York is renowned for it's trout streams. The Delaware, The Ausable, Beaverkill and many others. This fish lived 25 miles north of New York City in Westchester County. Those streams are known to locals only and serious flyfishermen who live in the city (few own cars in NYC but they can take a train and get into some of these from the train station). I grew up fishing them. This one is called Amawalk Outlet.

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    Ted, John and Cousin Dave, I'd be up for this trip any time it's offered as an opportunity.. I've seen the "sights of NYC", but I'd love to get to see what NY really has to offer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daze823 View Post
    Ted, John and Unky Dave, I'd be up for this trip any time it's offered as an opportunity.. I've seen the "sights of NYC", but I'd love to get to see what NY really has to offer.
    I stay out of the City unless I'm going to Yankee Stadium...and that's in the Bronx, not in the Manhattan zoo. Upstate New York is drop dead gorgeous.

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    If only we could get cousin Dave back down here to tell us stories of him and John in their younger days. He told us a couple good ones at the New meet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyGhost View Post
    If only we could get cousin Dave back down here to tell us stories of him and John in their younger days. He told us a couple good ones at the New meet.
    Cousin David made me look like a saint. He was always in trouble. Had a mohawk and was a linebacker on the football team. One time he caught the high school on fire and burned down a couple of classrooms. The school moved to expel him (not suspend...expel). My father was the treasurer of the Republican Party at the time and got a Supreme Court judge to intervene on David's behalf. He got suspended and they sent him down to Gardner Webb to be with me to get him away from there. It happened to be Spring Break so 16 year old David was punished by spending a few days in a Myrtle Beach cottage with a bunch of college girls and a house full of liquor.

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    I have been anxiously waiting for this post. I heard from Darrell you were Trout fishing home water and knew the fish pics would be awesome. Love the pic of Dave holding up his catch, his expression is priceless.
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    Cousin David lives in an awesome condo on the Hudson. When he raised his garage door to get his fishing gear this was wedged in there. He never drives it, battery is dead.


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