Once again the USA Fly Fishing Competition came to Lake Placid. Some of the top fly fishing guys from around the country, gathered to test their skills and try their luck on the West Branch of the Ausable and Mirror Lake.
“You’ve got to bring the 2 lines through the loop twice, then spit on it and draw the lines tight”, I said as we sat in room 19 of the Mountain Brook Motel in Wilmington NY”.
It was 25 years ago, when some fellas from Moriah got together and decided it was time do to something for the kids.
What does stocking a river and being a firefighter have in common? Good question you ask.
The Chinese proverb states,” “If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.”
Over 80 Fire fighters from both the United States and Canada trained for crude oil fires involving railroads at the Security and Emergency Response Training Center (SERTC) in Pueblo Colorado recently.
North Country winters are normally long and cold. That’s the way it is here. But last year, and now this frigid season, however, things are way out of control.
It may not seem like spring will ever get here, but in time, Lake Champlain will thaw and pose a potential danger. Ice fishermen, dog walkers, cross country skiers and cold water wanderers of all sorts, can become victims if they break through thawing or rotten ice.
The Beatles did a song a while back called Day Tripper, if you are lucky, you can listen to it on your way to one of the following programs.
Minus 18 degrees was displayed on the console of the truck when my cohort picked me up for the trip.