Monthly Archives: April 2013

Mr. Hendrickson, I Presume

All week long I’d been looking for Mr. Hendrickson, my personification of the great Eastern mayfly hatch. Because of the cold, wet spring, this first of the big mayfly hatches in the region was expected to be later than usual, … Continue reading

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Scottish Ramble #7

 With our previous visit to the British Isles we traveled to “Edinburgh and Beyond” via my daughter Alyssa’s photographs (Scottish Ramble #6). Alyssa remains in Scotland today working on her Master’s Degree. Recently she made a jaunt north of Glasgow … Continue reading

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A Short Walk on the Longest Trail

Human nature being what it is, we sometimes ignore the valuable resource right before our eyes while gazing at greener pastures out around the bend. Sadly, I’ve pretty much ignored America’s longest foot path even though it passes my backyard … Continue reading

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Fiberglass Guy

I was feeling a bit “retro,” heading out for Opening Day of trout season in northern Pennsylvania, wielding a glass rod with an old English reel attached. Using fiberglass in this age of graphite and custom bamboo may seem like … Continue reading

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The Brook Trout Visitations

Last Wednesday after work I stopped at a little stream a few miles from home. I hadn’t fished the stream in six months, and I had to find out if the brookies were okay. I stopped in with a fly … Continue reading

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Rainbow Trout, by Choice or Design

I fished for rainbow trout because they were there. The season was open; the fish are fun to catch with flies. Clearly, I chose to fish for them in early April, and I went for them because they were my … Continue reading

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Spring Journal: the LeTort

This post is less an introduction to the great Pennsylvania limestone water known as LeTort Spring Run than a strategy for fishing it in a very limited time period. Driving homeward from Virginia I had just enough time to view … Continue reading

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Of Cataracts and Wriggling Waters

There are plenty of well-known waterfalls here in western New York State. In this eroding foothill region, we not only have that world-class cataract known as Niagara, we also have hypnotic falls at Letchworth, Stony Brook, and Watkins Glen state … Continue reading

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Spring Journal: Mossy Creek

My introduction to Mossy Creek, near Bridgewater, Virginia, was a short one. I was dropped off at one of the two access points to public water on this stream and then prepared to explore. Only eight miles long, Mossy flows … Continue reading

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Hiking for Brook Trout

The North Fork Moormans River was flowing a bit low and clear for early April. The water temperature registered a cool 46 degrees and, five hours later, hadn’t warmed at all. This small, boulder-studded river flows off the Blue Ridge … Continue reading

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