OAKDALE, N.Y. It's a little after 7 a.m. and I'm standing on the bank of the Connetquot River preparing to tie a fly onto my tippet.
Already I have witnessed and photographed a fellow upstream catching a colorful, fat 16-inch rainbow trout, barely minutes after fishing on this well-managed state park waterway has opened to anglers.
On the opposite bank, there's a fallen tree angled downstream that is partly deflecting the flow. The river is no more than 25 feet wide at this ...Read full story