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Staircase Run

The day surely started out on a bright note– a little birding in the early morning sunshine of the yard, my small binoculars picking up a bit of the warblers waving through– Blackburnian, black-throated green, ovenbird, Louisiana water-thrush and, later, the black-throated blue warbler– … Continue reading

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Columbus Was Here

Part 1: At the start of Columbus Day weekend I was fishing a couple of Cedar Mountain trout streams. At one point I was suiting up at a mountain crossroad when Columbus came roaring towards me on a motorcycle. He … Continue reading

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With Roots in the Sky (Finale)

1. Just over two years ago I began a series of blog posts that I’ve called “The Cedar Run Experience.” The series has reflected my intent to fly-fish and explore the whole length of a beautiful trout stream, Cedar Run, … Continue reading

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The Cedar Run Experience, Part 18

I got a break from the weather, frozen days and nights brightening into a Sunday morning with the temperature rising toward the low 40s. I drove to Cedar Run and steered gently toward the headwaters over the icy lane of … Continue reading

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Squonk Season

It’s Squonk season in northern Pennsylvania, in the great forests near Cedar Run where I’ve been fishing of late. The Squonk was first discovered in the hemlock woods of the region in the late 1800s when exhausted lumberjacks would sit … Continue reading

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Two Steps Forward (No Step Back)

Step 1: The rain did not deter our weekend plan to visit Rock Run, near Ralston, PA. The run was flowing almost as clear as it was a month ago on my initial visit. Several outdoor writers have declared that … Continue reading

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Keeping Close to the Stream

Since the publisher for my book called River’s Edge is working on a reprint edition, I was looking at the book again and almost randomly opened to the chapter called “Fishing the Runs.” There the subject matter seemed appropo for … Continue reading

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The Cedar Run Experience, Part 10

I ate a bunch of Chinese fortune cookies, looking for a bit of wisdom I could use on my next fishing jaunt. The slip of paper with six “lucky numbers” might be useful– if I was a gamer who played … Continue reading

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Cedar Run (The Jazzway)

As promised, I returned to Cedar Run to cover that half mile of unfished water between the two pools known as “Blue” and “Little Blue.” Visiting the stream was my next step toward completion of an eleven-mile walk along the … Continue reading

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The Cedar Run Experience, Part 8

I got a late start on Cedar Run this year, but it felt good to return to my year-old quest of fishing all of this remarkable stream in northern Pennsylvania. My last visit was in mid-November when I broke a bamboo … Continue reading

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