“The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions of hope.” John Buchan Fishing is an imperfect art form. Tides can be predicted years in advance, but they are not perfect. Just as often, the weather is imperfect at sea and you learn... Continue Reading →
A once rundown section of Brooklyn's storied waterfront with dilapidated piers and empty lots has been transformed into one of New York City's most interesting parks. Brooklyn Bridge Park includes a manmade green belt, saltwater marshlands, state of the art public sports facilities, several great dining options, a pool, a picnic section with grills for use and... Continue Reading →
Strolling the streets of the city, there is a lot of beauty to see. You just have to keep your eyes peeled...
"There's a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore looking like an idiot." Steven Wright "Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after." Henry David Thoreau As a kid growing up in New York City, it was difficult to find clean, safe places... Continue Reading →
Excerpts from “A Life Near Water” by Jim Shaffer. ©2017 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED “There comes a time in every man’s life when he is either going to fish Or do something far worse.” When A Lady Undresses- Havilah Babcock THE GENTLEMEN OF THE TODT HILL ROD AND REEL FISHING CLUB The ocean was a little... Continue Reading →
Excerpts from "A Life Near Water" by Jim Shaffer. ©2017 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED “Angling is somewhat like poetry, men are to be born so…” Izaak Walton, The Compleat Angler (1653) The fickle nature of the the sea has brought surprising joy and tangible fear into my life down through my fishing years. Like any good relationship,... Continue Reading →