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Jay Howard Doig's 1890 self portrait on the Moose River.
Jay Howard Doig's 1890 self portrait on the Moose River.

Adirondack Attic: a charming 19th century watercolor

We continue our series, the Adirondack Attic, with Andy Flynn. You may know Andy from his series of "Adirondack Attic" books on local history. He uses the objects people make, use and leave behind to tell stories about the life and times of the region. NCPR is collaborating with Andy and his sources at the Adirondack Museum and other historical associations and museums in the region to bring these stories to air. Today, a watercolor painting by a Lowville painter from the late 19th century that celebrates fly-fishing.  Go to full article
James Prosek
James Prosek

An artist taken with trout

Artist, writer, naturalist and angler James Prosek made a name for himself at 19 when he published Trout: An Illustrated History, a book of watercolor paintings of trout. Prosek has traveled the world in search of his favorite fish. It's a passion that includes painting, writing and angling.

He'll give a talk based on his book, Fishing in the 41st Parallel, at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake on Saturday. His visit is part of the "Spring Outside!" free community day. He says his current work is concerned with our changing relationship to the environment and the human desire to order nature through naming.

Todd Moe spoke with Prosek from his studio in an old schoolhouse in Easton, Connecticut. He still fishes in the same pond he visited as a child, and was asked about an essay he wrote for The New York Times where he referred to fly-fishing as "nothing more than a predatory ballet."  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Adirondack Trout, pt. 1

Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager talk about trout biology and habitat in the Adirondacks.  Go to full article
Dennis Aprill is Outdoors Columnist for the <i>Plattsburgh Press Republican</i>.
Dennis Aprill is Outdoors Columnist for the Plattsburgh Press Republican.

Trout Season Opens

It's an annual rite of spring - the opening of trout season in New York. State wildlife experts say abundant rain the past two seasons, as well as cool, wet summers, have created ideal conditions for the growth and survival of both stocked and wild trout. Todd Moe talks with outdoors writer Dennis Aprill about the upcoming season.  Go to full article

Meet the Masters: Fran Betters, Fly-Tyer

Anyone with an eye for beauty can appreciate the sight of a well-tied fishing fly. A little piece of feather here, a bit of fur there all to lure in the hungry trout. Where did these designs come from? Do they work? Fran Betters of Wilmington has spent years studying the insects he's imitating when he constructs an Ausable Wulff fly, one of the many successful flys he's designed. Lamar Bliss reports  Go to full article
Tim Damon has been fishing North Country rivers and streams for more than 30 years.
Tim Damon has been fishing North Country rivers and streams for more than 30 years.

2004 Trout Season Opens

Today is the official start of the trout fishing season in New York State, with some of the best trout streams here in the North Country. Anglers are digging out their hip waders and fishing poles. Experts say weather and water flow will best determine the outcome of the trout season. Todd Moe reports.  Go to full article

Meet the Masters: Fran Betters, Fly-Tyer

Anyone with an eye for beauty can appreciate the sight of a well-tied fishing fly. A little piece of feather here, a bit of fur there all to lure in the hungry trout. Where did these designs come from? Do they work? Fran Betters of Wilmington has spent years studying the insects he's imitating when he constructs an Ausable Wulff fly, one of the many successful flys he's designed. Lamar Bliss reports.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Adirondack Trout, pt. 2

Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager continue a discussion about trout biology and habitat in the Adirondacks.  Go to full article

Trout Season Opener: The Joys of Cold, Frustration

Yesterday was the first day of trout season. It was cold and blustery, but Brian Mann decided to shake out his tackle box and go stand by the Saranac River for a couple of hours. Brian didn't catch any fish, but he tells us it was a great excuse to hang around in bait shops on a Monday afternoon.  Go to full article

Great Lakes States Reduce Game Fish Stocking

Great Lakes states are reducing the number of large fish they're stocking in the waterways. Fewer salmon, trout, and bass are being added to the lakes for recreational fishing because of changes in the ecosystems that are making it harder for the fish to survive. As Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Jonathan Ahl reports, those changes may be symptoms of bigger problems in the Great Lakes.  Go to full article

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