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Fly Fishing Big Spring Creek,PA

Fly Fishing Big Spring Creek,PA

This weekend I decided to drive up to Big Spring Creek to go fly fishing on one of Pennslyvania’s famous springs creeks.  I read that this stream is expecially known for producing large brook trout, and that was all I needed to hear to put it on my list.  It’s also known as an extremely difficult stream to fly fish, and I’m always up for a challenge.  Big Spring Creek has the combination of crystal clear water and wary trout,…

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Fly Fishing in Shenandoah National Park

Fly Fishing in Shenandoah National Park

This weekend I decided to go camping and fly fishing in Shenandoah National Park.  I’ve been looking forward to visiting the park since moving to DC, and I love fishing small streams for wild trout.  Growing up in North Carolina, small trout streams remind me of the reason I started fly fishing.  I enjoy spending my free time outdoors and surrounded by natural beauty.  I spend most of my time in a city, and it’s important for me to have…

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Fishing the Gunpowder Falls River in Maryland

Fishing the Gunpowder Falls River in Maryland

Considering all the warm weather we’ve been having, I made time one Saturday in March to go fishing at the Gunpowder Falls River in Maryland.   It’s only about an hour and twenty minute drive from the district, so it’s not too far for me.  This was the first time I’ve been able to spend a few hours here, and it’s a fun spot to fish. There are what I’d consider two separate stretches of water on this river.  The first…

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Fishing The Squannacook River

Fishing The Squannacook River

I planned on traveling to the Millers on Saturday, but decided to take a detour and ended up fishing the Squannacook River.  This stream has been on my radar for a few years, but I haven’t been able to pry myself away from the streams in western mass.  I live in the Boston area, so the proximity to this river is appealing.  While driving down route 2, I thought of the Squannacook, and decided to save myself driving time and…

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October day at the Swift River

October day at the Swift River

I decided to spend another October day at the swift river. The idea of landing that huge brown proved to be too much of a draw.  I did see the brown a couple of times, but it was moving around and seemingly not interested in flies.  I did however manage to catch a wide variety of trout. There was an endless population of rainbow trout there to take a fly.  I think I ended up catching more bows than brook…

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Huge Brown Trout at the Swift

Huge Brown Trout at the Swift

Yesterday I stopped by the Swift with the intention of fishing for colorful brook trout, which is something I always look forward to each fall.  I caught several rainbow and brook trout on both dry and sub-surface offerings.  The surprise of the day goes to a huge brown trout at the Swift. I was nymphing the riffles below the hatchery pipe when I felt a hit.   I set the hook and initially thought I was snagged until the fish shot…

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Dusk at the Millers River

Dusk at the Millers River

It’s rare that I make it over there, but about a month ago I made a stop at the Millers River.  It’s a little out of the way for me, but I really enjoy fishing it in the spring and early summer once the flows level out.  I just checked back in my records and the last time I fished the Millers was in June!  One of the reasons I enjoy fishing this river is because 50% of the time…

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How to tight line nymph – A video guide

How to tight line nymph – A video guide

I was fishing recently and decided I wanted to make a video to show others how to tight line nymph.  I’ve taught many people who have never picked up a rod how to use this tactic. It’s a fantastic technique to have in your bag of tricks if you want to be more successful and diverse on the water. I’ve used it countless times when the water is skinny, fish are easily spooked, or there’s simply no room to cast. …

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September at the Swift

September at the Swift

A couple of weeks ago I was out at the swift on a Sunday.  September and October are my possibly my favorite months for fly fishing in New England.  I’m especially looking forward to October.  This afternoon, I only had a short amount of time to fish, so I walked to the area down from the hatchery pipe.  The brook trout in this area are finally wising up, and won’t eat just any old dry fly that comes their way. …

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Fly Fishing the Olympic Peninsula for Coastal Cutthroat

Fly Fishing the Olympic Peninsula for Coastal Cutthroat

Apologies for the lack of posts lately, but I have been busy during the last few months of summer.  This is a one man show, so I’ve been trying to convince myself to write more posts. On to the more exciting news: on my most recent vacation, I was able to make time for a bit of fly fishing!  Any time I find myself near a place that has even a remote potential of being a trout habitat, I have…

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