Saturday, November 24, 2012

Fishing Art by Sussino

I have been very interested in fishing art & outdoors art. While looking at many different artists and pieces of art. I was shown some prints of Mark Sussino's art on angling and trout by a friend named John C.
Mark is possibly now one of my favorite artist. I love the way he captures so much in his portraits. He almost brings the picture to life. Now what I find amazing others may not agree (like my wife) so I am doing my best to convince people of his talent. Today I will leave you with some of Mark's portraits that I hopefully look forward to possibly owning in my home once my wife agrees to let me hang them up. Google Mark Sussino and find the many sites that sell his awesome portraits in frames or prints. I believe his art is reasonably priced

Thursday, November 22, 2012


I would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Regardless of anything we have been through or are currently going through, we all have someone to be thankful for and they deserve to know this. So take sometime to let as many people know how thankful you are for them. God bless you all and thank you!

Here is some cool pencil trout art

Monday, November 19, 2012

New Fly Fishing Gear

I have not had much time to fish due to work, travel, my wife and our family responsibilities. So during this time I have had due to travel I have been able to acquire so more Fly fishing gear and I am super excited to possibly use some of it this week. I was able to get my hands on a Helios ZG 9ft 905-4pc Tip Flex 5wt Orvis Rod. I have paired it with a 5wt "Tver" Large arbor reel (its sick how good this reel looks) I have paired this reel with 150 yards of 20lb Dacron Backing and Orvis Hydros WF 5wt Yellow Floating Fly line.  This reel is machined of aluminum but it has stainless steel internal mechanics and is very light weight. It is also switchable from right to left hand retrieve. I cant wait to use this outfit I created

During these transactions I have come across a really nice book
Check out the book "To Heaven After The Storm"  the former owner of the Helios Rod his wife co-authored the book with a 6 year old girl that lost her mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, and baby cousin during the April 27, 2011 tornados that hit Alabama. 

I suggest that everyone checks this out. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

PFD Life Jackets/ Preservers

For those that fish year round or even just boat year round please be advised that starting Nov 1 2012 - May1 2013 All People that get on the water in NY have to wear a Personal Floatation Device. This is the PFD I purchased this season. Which ever PFD you have or purchase it must be worn by the boat occupant (not just on board) May 1-Oct 31st you can either where a PFD or Just simply have a  PFD of "Type III" on board the vessel you are on. These can really save your life. The water temps during this time of year really prevent people from swimming at there best and can really immobilize really good swimmers and cause hypothermia. So do yourselves a favor and wear your PFD and encourage your friends and other anglers to do the same.

"Question: At what age does a child no longer have to wear a life jacket?
Answer: All children under the age of 12 must wear an approved personal flotation device while the vessel is underway.
Question: Do I need to have a lifejacket (U.S. Coast Guard personal flotation device) for every person onboard?
 Yes. There must be a U.S. Coast Guard approved flotation device for every person on board any vessel, personal watercraft (PWC), canoe, kayaks and rowboats. If aboard a PWC, it must be worn at all times when the PWC is in operation. From November 1 to May 1, lifejackets must be worn by all persons on boats under 21', canoes, kayaks, rowboats while they are underway."

You dont have to purchase this exact PFD. This is just the one I purchased. Note that during May 1st- Oct 31st this specific PFD is not up to the grade where I can just have it on  board. It must be worn because its only a "Type II"  In order to not where one and just keep it on board it must be a "Type III" and must be in-between May 1st and Oct 31st.

Any Questions please contact your local DEC or DEP

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Max the Puppy

Today me and my wife welcome a new addition to our home "Max" the male 8 & 1/2 week old Morkie  Puppy (Maltese & Yorkshire terrier mix) . We also have a 2 year old Shiba Inu her name is "Callie" she is welcoming Max in her own way. He will be accompanying me on some fishing trips hopefully next season. Happy Birthday honey.

Part Two


I was in South America while the eastern borders of the USA was hit by an Epic Storm "Hurricane Sandy" . I could not get a flight back to NY because the airports in NY and NJ were closed. I was told that there was a lot of Destruction, loss of power, water, gas and other resorces. This is sad and condolences go out to all those who were hurt or loss someone or there homes.
On the WF forum a member posted some info about the watershed that I would also like to share. It's about the rules of closing a and etc.

I'm not exactly sure how this will effect our fisheries but I hope it's not too destructive. Please be careful walking around the wooded areas, as the ground may still be wet and roots my be loose leaving trees weak with the possibilities of falling.

I'm glad to finally be home. These are pic's of the clouds directly above NY as we started our descend to the ground. I took them right before we were asked to shut off our electronics. What a beautiful world we have. Lets cherish it.
God bless everyone!