Tag Archives: Kettle Creek

Song of the Kettle

I’m growing silent these days. I’m not sure why, although I’m also angered and saddened by political events and tragedies occurring in this crazy world. I’m growing silent at a time when my voice should be loud with protest. I’m … Continue reading

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A Few Words From the Photos

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Right Angle Weekend

It was a three-day weekend with a common theme. It started on a Saturday with a visit to the upper Allegheny River. An overnight rainfall had discolored the water a bit; the forest leaves were brightening with autumn change, and … 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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Black and Blue (My Brookie Fix)

Part 1.  It all seemed to jell on a bright blue, late winter day. A set of tarpon flies arrived in the mail. The stand-out for my inexperienced saltwater eyes was a #3/0 Black Death. For tarpon? Well, yeah, the … Continue reading

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Matchin’ That Hatch

May 30: In the long meadow pool of the Allegheny, rainbow trout were rising to the surface but it took a while to figure out that it wasn’t mayflies or caddis they were feeding on, but midges. Tiny black midges. … 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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Upper Kettle, Sunday

Kettle Creek has always been one of my favorite trout streams. On Sunday morning I resettled on upper Kettle near Germania, PA,  after an absence there of several years. The scenery and the fishing were outstanding. On a spring day … Continue reading

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Greys, and Greens, and Sulphurs Too

The bright, cool weather felt good when I arrived at Kettle Creek for my tradition of fishing this quality trout stream on the long holiday weekend. The upper Kettle in northern Pennsylvania seemed in fine shape following a bit of … Continue reading

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A Creek With Almost Everything

After a cold front brought some rain to northern Pennsylvania, I visited lower Cross Fork Creek for the first time in several years. I parked at the dead-end road where a snowmobile bridge crosses the stream just upstream of its confluence … Continue reading

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