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A Few Words From the Photos

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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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Muddler

  We’ve had a lot of rain and cool air of late, and Saturday’s tree-planting event was right in the thick of it. Nonetheless, the Upper Genesee Chapter of Trout Unlimited managed to plant more than a thousand small trees … Continue reading

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On the Rim of the Year

With the air temp registering 16 degrees F., and with a mountain breeze cutting the day to a chilled clarity, it was too cold to fly-fish, but the prospect of an upriver hike seemed appealing.   An afternoon sun broke sporadically … Continue reading

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Genesee, the Rabbit Hole

As America approaches yet another Independence Day celebration, I’m reminded that sometimes a chance encounter while fly fishing will unveil an interesting portrait of human freedom. A couple of weeks ago I was fishing yet another caddis hatch, the kind … 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 Trout Stole My Glove!

December 30. Nearly all the streams and rivers of the region were flowing high and muddy from the recent rains, but I found a headwaters stream that was manageable for fly fishing. I was close to the source of one … Continue reading

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A Light in the Forest

Leaving behind the holiday parties and the jingly shopping marathons, I traveled to the Pennsylvania forest. The unusual December warmth and overcast sky contributed to a feeling of relief and abandon. En route I passed a bald eagle perching near … Continue reading

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Toward Autumn

“Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness/ Close bosom friend of the maturing sun…” (John Keats) First Cast: On the Comeback Trail… The liquid light of afternoon filled the Slate Run gorge. I stood there in the much needed rainfall waiting … Continue reading

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