March 20, 2009: Fly Rod & Reel: Abel/Prosek new Super 3N Rainbow Trout Reel will benefit Theodore Gordon Flyfishers

Abel/Prosek new Super 3N Rainbow Trout Reel will benefit Theodore Gordon Flyfishers.

New Prosek Reel

A limited edition Abel Super 3N large arbor fly reel – in a rainbow trout design inspired by wildlife artist James Prosek – will benefit the Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, a New York-based conservation organization announced Don R. Swanson, president of the tackle manufacturer.
    One hundred of the individually colored and anodized reels will be produced.  Reels will be accompanied by a signed and numbered 11×14-inch gicleè print of a rainbow trout by Prosek.  The print number will correspond to the reel number.
    Reel numbers one and two together with corresponding gicleè prints and the original rainbow trout watercolor by Prosek are being donated to the Theodore Gordon Flyfishers by Abel and the artist.
    The new reel size from Abel for 2009 was designed with a tall frame and narrow spool for maximum retrieval rate.  At 4.7 ounces, the Super 3N or Narrow reel with a 1.50-inch hub has been precision machined for 3- and 4-weight flylines. 
    According to Swanson, the Abel Super 3N is “the perfect tool for spring creeks and technical meadow streams . . . it balances with virtually every split bamboo or high tech graphite rod currently in production as well as antique rods.” 
    Funds derived from the Abel reel and accompanying Prosek prints will be used by the Theodore Gordon Flyfishers “to carry out a large-scale stream conservation project on the famed Beaverkill in New York and some of its spawning tributaries: TGF Beaverkill Restoration,” according to TGF president Bert Darrow.  
    “Continuing our history of protecting cold water fisheries through litigation, oversight and labor, TGF is undertaking our largest hands-on initiative with this multi-year, multi-phase action to improve spawning access and habitat for both native and wild trout. It is a great challenge,” Darrow said. 
    Theodore Gordon Flyfishers is a not-for-profit angling organization, formed in 1963 by fly-fishing legends including Lee Wulff, Ernest Schwiebert and Arnold Gingrich. TGF was founded on American fly-fishing traditions to promote stream and river protection and self-sustainable salmonid populations through conservation, environmental oversight, activism, catch-and-release practices and education, added Darrow.
    The American-made Abel Super 3N is machined from cold finished 6061-T aircraft quality aluminum.  Reels are then precision machined (not die cast) on C.N.C. lathes and mills.
    Prosek, who has authored and/or illustrated Trout an Illustrated History, Trout of the World, Joe and Me, Fly-Fishing the 41st Parallel, Early Love and Brook Trout a children’s book, A Good Day’s Fishing, and his most recent children’s book, Bird, Butterfly, Eel has been called the James Audubon of fish.
    His rainbow trout gicleè print is an individually produced high resolution reproduction.      The collectors’ edition rainbow Super #3N reel to benefit the Theodore Gordon Flyfishers is priced at $750.  The reels are available at Authorized Abel Dealers. 
For information or sales, phone 866 511 744, e-mail [email protected] or visit 

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March 13, 2009, Adirondack Daily Enterprise: Federal acid-rain monitoring funds for Catskills restored

Federal acid-rain monitoring funds restored

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POSTED: March 13, 2009

Three acid rain-monitoring programs in the Adirondacks and Catskills received a federal boost Thursday, according to Rep. John McHugh, R-Pierrepont Manor, after there was some worry among environmental advocacy groups that two of the programs were in jeopardy of having their funding cut entirely.

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March 13, 2009, Press Release: Little brown jobs (LBJs) Slipping South to the Delight of Birders

LBJs Slipping South to the Delight of Birders

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Joe Kosack , Wildlife Conservation Education Specialist, Pennsylvania Game Commission

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March 12, 2009, Albany Times Union: Resorts on Signs, Complaints remain on Belleayre Ticket Deal


Resorts unite on signs
Complaints remain on Belleayre ticket deal
By ALAN WECHSLER, Staff writer
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First published: Thursday, March 12, 2009
Five ski areas in the Catskills have agreed to join forces to help woo Metro New York and New Jersey skiers away from Vermont.

The resorts have chipped in for billboards that skiers will see on their way to Vermont, including one on Route 787 that says something like "If you skied the Catskills, you’d be on the slopes by now."

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January 8, 2009, Vos Iz Neias: Kiamesha Lake, NY – KJ Developer Scales Back for Third Time Plan to Build Sullivan Homes

Kiamesha Lake, NY – KJ Developer Scales Back for Third Time Plan to Build Sullivan Homes

Published on: January 8th, 2009 at 08:04 AM
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in 2006 KJ Developer Simon Gelb addresses Town of Cochecton planning board.

in 2006 KJ Developer Simon Gelb addresses Town of Cochecton planning board.

Kiamesha Lake, NY – A developer has scrapped a plan to build hundreds of homes in the Town of Mamakating and is now focusing on building 175 duplexes in the Town of Thompson.

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March 10, 2009, The Buffalo News: Senecas, legislators huddle over casino for Catskills

Senecas, legislators huddle over casino for Catskills

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ALBANY — Seneca Nation negotiators met with state legislators today in their bid to develop a $1.3 billion casino in the Catskills resort area just 90 minutes from Manhattan.

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