Monthly Archives: June 2014

Old Friends Revisited

Sometimes it can seem that creeks, once known but now rarely seen, are like old friends neglected or forgotten. Sometimes you come to the realization that you must get reacquainted…  Dear Stony Fork, I’m sorry I’ve neglected to fly-fish on … Continue reading

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Out of the Blue

In working up posts for Rivertop Rambles I try not to repeat myself (much). I try to cover my home ground and its streams to give you fresh perspectives on each outing, but on some occasions you may scratch your … Continue reading

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Fear of Fly-Fishing

Fear #1: I had a personal day off from work to try a little fishing. I hadn’t foreseen an allergy problem, or the wet, humid weather, or the full moon, or the promise of heightened solar flares. I didn’t know … Continue reading

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Resist, Embrace, Go Wild

These impulses can appear at any time. Take this past weekend, for instance… Resist: I went to Slate Run for a meeting when the weekend weather was superb. The place was packed with fishers, hikers, bikers, and kayakers. I paused … Continue reading

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Glory Days, Kettle Creek

The weather could not have been finer– a bluebird sky, a slight breeze comfortable while wearing a T-shirt and a fishing vest. This was the weekend I’d been looking for– with songbirds in the sycamores and willows, with tiger swallowtails … Continue reading

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My Life in the Understory

I’m pleased to say that the yellow lady’s slipper featured in a recent RR post connected with Bill Ragosta, a Pennsylvania conservation officer and excellent photographer of outdoor subjects. I had no problem in disclosing the location of the yellow … Continue reading

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