Eels born in the Sargasso Sea south and east of Bermuda are living in a creek just off Route 9G south of Rhinebeck. In fact, eels are living in streams up and down both banks of the Hudson River. How did they get here from the middle of the Atlantic Ocean?
All through the winter that wasn’t, I stared at the fly box wondering which fly to use on opening day of trout season.
Lore surrounding Echo Lake is plentiful. The legendary fly fisherman and author Ed Van Put cites the first written words about this mountaintop lake in an 1823 article by James Pierce in the American Journal of Science and Arts. “… at a great elevation above the Hudson, a deep body of water one mile in circumference called Shues lake is situated, and is environed by an amphitheater of wild, rocky, and steep mountains. It contains trout of large size…”