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I Started Cookin’ in Brooklyn

  An except from HOOK IT & COOK IT available on Amazon. A New York Foodie’s Bonafides and Particulars Hi, I'm Jim. I am a big man, recreational fisherman, home cook in a tiny kitchen in my native New York. I hook it and cook it, buy it and fry it and I know my… Continue reading I Started Cookin’ in Brooklyn

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The Last Fishing Trip

“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 Excerpt from Hook It & Cook It: Fishing, Dishing and Reminiscing with an Urban Angler. Colin Thomas Shaffer 8/16/70-2/15/17 "Fishing is an imperfect art form. Tides can be predicted years… Continue reading The Last Fishing Trip

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ADVENTURES OF AN URBAN ANGLER

"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 ADVENTURES OF AN URBAN ANGLER

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Brooklyn Bridge Park- Oasis Under the Bridge and Beyond

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 Brooklyn Bridge Park- Oasis Under the Bridge and Beyond

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“Hook It & Cook It” Fishing, Dishing and Reminiscing with an Urban Angler- eBook coming November 21st!

ErinGoScratch@gmail.com 'Call me Jim. This is the story of my particular corner of the sea- the ocean around New York City. I am a big man, home cook and fisherman in a tiny kitchen in NYC. I hook it and cook it, buy it and fry it, and will show you around NYC. New York… Continue reading “Hook It & Cook It” Fishing, Dishing and Reminiscing with an Urban Angler- eBook coming November 21st!

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The Gentlemen of the Todt Hill Rod & Reel Fishing Club

“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 Excerpt from “Hook It & Cook It- Fishing, Dishing and Reminiscing with an Urban Angler” CLICK HERE TO… Continue reading The Gentlemen of the Todt Hill Rod & Reel Fishing Club

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Fishing With My Brothers

Excerpts from "Hungry man. Tiny kitchen. Big city."  by James K. 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… Continue reading Fishing With My Brothers