Tag Archives: Pine Creek Valley

Gillespie Point (Pine Creek)

On Saturday I managed to fly fish for an hour in the bitter winds along the Allegheny River, catching and releasing one rainbow trout and losing another. Not much for some, but enough inspiration to continue my outdoor weekend. Sunday, … Continue reading

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The Founders’ Rod

At the spring meeting of the Slate Run Sportsmen (SRS) in Slate Run, PA, I got surprised. Just prior to commencement of the business meeting for members of the group dedicated to preservation of the Pine Creek Valley and to … Continue reading

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The Cedar Run Experience: Parts 1 and 2

Part 1 I’d been thinking to start a new fly-fishing project on the order of “The Slate Run Odyssey,” which I covered in Rivertop Rambles from the fall of 2011 through the following year. The stream to cover next seemed … Continue reading

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Above Slate Run

The high country feeder enters a tributary of Slate Run before dropping into Pennsylvania’s Pine Creek Valley. For years I’d been only half aware of this little stream on state forest land. I’d seen it on the topographic map but … Continue reading

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Meditation on an Early Stonefly

I wait for its initial appearance on the rivertops as if it was the season’s first robin or woodcock. A hatch of the Little Black Stonefly is assured to make me feel younger than I felt the day before. This … Continue reading

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