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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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Winter Rose

Since the sad news I reported on in the last post, I’ve been happily wrapped up in a wide variety of holiday activities. I even got in a couple hours of fly-fishing in Shenandoah National Park. I spent a week in Washington … Continue reading

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September Quickenings

The road dead-ended at the state forest lands in Potter County. I knew that the trout streams would be low but, given the sudden coolness in air temperature, I figured that the water temps would be cooler also, and safe … Continue reading

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The Western Rim

On Sunday, with weather approaching spring-like conditions, I ventured to the Pine Creek Gorge. Unfortunately the Rail Trail through the gorge was closed for repairs. In order to continue with my interest in hiking, I traveled on to Colton Point and … Continue reading

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The Fisher Connection

I was following the tracks of a large coyote along a Susquehannock State Forest trail but thinking that, unfortunately, there was little other sign of bird or mammal life. Then, about a mile up the snowy trail, I caught sight … Continue reading

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Two of America’s Finest

En route to Warrenton, Virginia for several days, I stopped to fly-fish a couple of America’s finest trout streams. We were heading south to help celebrate Independence Day and the recent engagement of son and future daughter-in-law. With an extra … 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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A Trout Lily Was There

I spent a day in the hospital. For two days prior and two days following, I drank from the clear streams and rivers of my life, and they made me well. A trout lily was there. Trout Unlimited and representatives … Continue reading

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Waterdog (3)

[The final installment of a mini-series that began on 1/24/15… In which motivations for this labor-intensive project are investigated and linked to a famous American novel…] On Saturday morning I greeted new arrivals to our staging area and proceeded to … Continue reading

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Resist, Embrace, Go Wild

These impulses can appear at any time. Take this past weekend, for instance… Resist: I went to Slate Run for a meeting when the weekend weather was superb. The place was packed with fishers, hikers, bikers, and kayakers. I paused … Continue reading

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