Tag Archives: Slate Run Sportsmen

Passing the Founders’ Rod

Some thoughts on what it means to pass along the Founders’ Rod (the fly rod on loan to me for one year by the Slate Run Sportsmen): At the spring meeting of the Slate Run Sportsmen at Slate Run, PA, … 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 Postcard

The other day I got a postcard from the Slate Run Sportsmen (SRS) headquarters in Pennsylvania. The photo on its front was taken when I fished the whole length of Slate Run in 2011/2012. A year later I was asked … Continue reading

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The Cedar Run Experience, Part 5

I took a short break at Cedar Run, adding a small piece of the stream to my long-range goal of fly-fishing its entire length.  I went fishing, though, only after a full day of meeting with the Slate Run Sportsmen’s … Continue reading

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The Cedar Run Experience: Part 3

[Apology: As I went to load the photos that accompany this post, my camera’s memory card went senile and defunct. Unfortunately I lost everything on it and could not use the photos I wanted. I had several nice ones of … Continue reading

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Slate Run Survey: The Shocking Results

During the summer of 2012, the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission conducted an electro-shocking survey on Slate Run.  It was the first survey of this sort in eight years. The electro-team was led by Jason Detar, Fisheries Manager for Area … Continue reading

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The Slate Run Odyssey, Part 11

“It’s time this group consider having Slate Run stocked with trout again, like it was before 1995.” Actually the local camp-owner who declared this, who belatedly entered a sportsmen’s meeting near Pine Creek, had it wrong. The Slate Run stocking program didn’t end … Continue reading

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Rivertop Domestic

It was a dark and stormy… end of the week. My son, with girlfriend, drove up from Virginia and got to witness some of the tornado/t’storm damage occurring just west and east of these rivertops. The next 24 hours were calmer … Continue reading

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Fishing with Antiques

No, the title doesn’t refer to fishing with other geezers like myself. It has more to do with an attempt to slow down the hectic pace of life, and doing so by easing into the river with some old equipment in hand. Old, as … Continue reading

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The Slate Run Odyssey, Part 8

Earlier in the month, at the summer meeting of the Slate Run Sportsmen, wife Leighanne won a small box of dry flies in a raffle. She gave them to me– six dry flies that are more than ordinary lures for trout. They’re Blue-winged Olives (cutwing … Continue reading

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