Tag Archives: dry fly

The News from Fisher Brook

There’s an old fellow coming down from the forest trail this afternoon to fish for an hour or two. He claims to be suffering from a serious cold, but to cast here for brook trout won’t be detrimental since the air … Continue reading

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In the Deep Woods

Pennsylvania has 88 waterways managed as “Wilderness Trout Streams.” Seven of those are located in nearby Potter County, and on Saturday I fished one of them that was on my bucket list to explore while I still had a chance to do so. … Continue reading

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Fishing the Forest Shade

It was a beautiful May morning on one of my favorite trout streams, Kettle Creek. Everything looked terrific although there was no discernible hatch activity as yet, and the trout were still lethargic in the cool water as the sun bore … Continue reading

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Setting the Tone

The Tradition: On the opening day of northern Pennsylvania’s trout fishing season I went out to look at the water. Big surprise. It’s what I usually do on this date. I visited all three branches of the upper Genesee River … Continue reading

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A Small Stream Double-Haul

I saw a muscle car with a message on the back that read, “Hang On, I Feel Like Taking a Chance!” I felt like taking a chance, myself… not with driving, but with a double-haul of small stream fishing. After … Continue reading

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When the Swallows Fly

Around here, it happens every August 27th, give or take a day. The barn swallows leave the site where they have been “our birds” since the end of April. On a late summer morning, the air above the old barn … Continue reading

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Midge Madness (Spring Creek)

Along with NPR’s early morning broadcast of an ancient hymn, I heard the first sweet phrases of a migrant robin near the yard. I stepped to the porch in my bare feet for a clearer sound of both music sources, … Continue reading

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The Back Country, Sinnemahoning

Large coyote pauses on an open slope. Looks down-valley at the human looking up. Coyote ambles off, into the woods, the wild. Small caddis hatch from the big stream, under deep blue sky, among the greening hills. Anglers stop on … Continue reading

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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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