Preston Jennings was a regular in the Esopus region and stayed at the area hotels. It was likely in this area that he first tied and tested his Isonychia nymph, a nymph that can be “fished like a wet fly.”
“One of my favorite things to do is to fish the Willowemoc in the late-night hours, from 9:00 p.m. until midnight. Late-night fly fishing is challenging, a little tricky, and a bit spooky. What first got me intrigued with it were the stories of large browns coming out to feed, but what really got my attention was the sound of violent strikes being made on the surface of the water by feeding trout.