Here are some tips to help all you die hard fly fisherman get through the winter months while still putting trout in the net!
Every fisherman has their favorite waters. For some it’s a lake, for others it is a river and for people like me it is usually a small countryside or mountain stream. Those waters become favorites for varying reasons, but typically there is a correlation to the amount of fish caught in those waters. On the … Continue reading If at First You Don’t Succeed…
Few animals resonate with Pennsylvanians the way the brook trout does. It is our state fish. It is also an iconic image of the mountain streams of central and northern Pennsylvania that exemplifies the wild spirit of Appalachia. However, Pennsylvania’s once vibrant population of America’s southernmost Artic Char species is rapidly declining. Once upon a … Continue reading The Tragic Tale of Pennsylvania’s Eastern Brook Trout
By Robert Fravel Once the mild weather of September passes, many Keystone anglers will exchange their fly rod for a bow or shotgun, and stash the fly rod in the basement where it will collect dust until next year’s trout opener. But just because the weather has cooled off, and the hatches have died … Continue reading Tips and Tactics for Fall Trout
A Life Lesson Learned on Penns Creek By Robert Fravel There are few streams east of the Mississippi that compare to Penns Creek in central Pennsylvania. Penns Creek, a tributary of the Susquehanna River is a large limestone stream with many free stone characteristics…and an insane amount of wild trout per mile. Recent studies have … Continue reading A Life Lesson Learned On Penns Creek
In late July I found myself having something which I very rarely have in large quantities these days – free time. In fact I had almost three full days of it. So, like every other fishing obsessed individual, I packed up my camping and fly fishing gear and headed 4 hours northwest to the wild … Continue reading Chasing Brookies
Early last month (April 2nd) was the regional trout opener for select southeastern Pennsylvania counties. The State wide opener follows two weeks later. The reason being is that the water warms a lot faster in the less mountainous southeast portion of the state and since majority of the trout fishing in this area of the … Continue reading 2016 Trout Opener