New Stomping Grounds

I recently moved to New York to help my brother build cabins at a children’s camp. One of the positive qualities about this camp is that it is set in the Catskill mountains where there are many fabulous trout streams less than a half hour away. Famous streams such as the Beaver kill, the Neversink, and the Esopus are only a short drive away.  Unfortunately, I can not spend all my time fishing, but I do get the weekends which leaves me two days a week to explore the surrounding waters. On my first weekend I decided to fish the famous Neversink Gorge area. I fished the Gorge area  on both Saturday and Sunday and still did not even cover half of it. It is a beautiful place away from civilization and is chock full of wild brown trout. Words cannot do this place justice, so I will let the pictures do the rest of the telling.

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The wild and wonderful Neversink River.
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My first wild brown trout of the day.
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A fellow fly fisherman that made the journey from NYC to fish.
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I have to keep coming up with new ways to take pictures of my fish, so I am becoming creative!
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My largest wild brown trout to date. He measured 19 inches and took me a solid twenty minutes to get in.
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My lovely new work bench that Kenton dug out of storage for me to use. He keeps laughing at me for using a hard chair, but it is difficult to sit in an easy chair and tie flies.
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It took me 4 tries to get a focused picture of myself, but I finally managed.

It has been about a week and a half since I arrived here in New York, but the place already feels like home. It is great to spend some quality time with my older brother and work with him as well. I hope that I do not annoy him and that I actual help him get some work done. Enjoy the pictures, they’re a glimpse of how great this place is.