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    6/1 ne pa

    I ventured to a NE PA water on Sunday with the hope of getting into some dry fly fishing. I usually default to nymphing and switch to some other method if I see the conditions are right. On this occasion I was traveling light with nothing more than a small box of dries and some emergers. The three main patterns were a rather large size 12-14 Griffith's Gnat, 14-16 elk hair caddis and 14-16 caddis emergers.
    Rising fish were scarce and I had take my time and watch the water for any fish that did rise more than once in a particular location. I found a few pods of intermittent risers and worked on them with a dry-dropper combination of the above mentioned patterns.
    I'm pretty much a hack when it comes to technical dry fly fishing and reading the "rise forms" for an indication of how the trout are feeding, but I gave it a shot and the surface/subsurface combo helped me out for that decision.
    The first fish actually made my arm ache and it turned out to be a solid 20" male. The next two fish were fat 17" fish that fought as hard as the first. There were two fish that were rising intermittently fairly close together and I switched between the two trying to get a take. I finally had one of the two take and when I set the hook I thought someone had set off a depth charge in the river. The water exploded and the fish jumped twice, I couldn't believe what I had hooked. It was without a doubt a +25" fish. It ran me down river and I gave chase, only to have the fish turn and make a run for a snag on the other side of the river. I tried to turn the fish and put on a little too much pressure and broke it off at the knot at my tippet ring. Disappointing but exciting with the thought of returning another day.
    I finished up with two more fish of about 16-17 inches, both of which were taken in no more than 12-15 inches of water.
    So I finished up with five fish to net, one broke off brute and I missed at least a dozen more fish.

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    Re: 6/1 ne pa

    Sounds like a hell of a good day to me!!!! Gr8 wok !!and beautius maximus on da Germanic brownies


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    Re: 6/1 ne pa

    Some huge fish there. Very nice


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    6/1 ne pa

    Sweet....I want to go....

    "I'm not out on the river to win." -Kieth Rutherford

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    6/1 ne pa

    Quote Originally Posted by lightenup View Post
    Sweet....I want to go....
    You'd have to kill me first.

    ...fish the shithouse hole.


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    Re: 6/1 ne pa

    Anyone that knows anything about fishing knows where this place is- no need for the inside joke emoji orgy. Have u ever seen the show "the office" Pretty sure dundler mifflin was right on the banks of this stream.


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    Re: 6/1 ne pa

    Can I assume that since LU edited his post, that it is now ok for me to again cross the bridge into PA? I was worried that he would be waiting for me with a roadblock!

    I4-Don't watch the show but I am aware of the setting. The inside joke was absolutely just that, an inside joke for all that know what I was referring to, and I would guess that includes you.


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    Re: 6/1 ne pa

    The fish coloration gave u away- very distinct markings on the fish over there. Nice report- that one fish on the top left is a beast.


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    Re: 6/1 ne pa

    Quote Originally Posted by flyI4 View Post
    The fish coloration gave u away- very distinct markings on the fish over there. Nice report- that one fish on the top left is a beast.
    No lie, the fish I broke off made that one look like a dink.


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    Re: 6/1 ne pa

    Quote Originally Posted by flyI4 View Post
    Anyone that knows anything about fishing knows where this place is- no need for the inside joke emoji orgy. Have u ever seen the show "the office" Pretty sure dundler mifflin was right on the banks of this stream.
    Should I have said I wanna go?........

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    Re: 6/1 ne pa

    It's been tough there this year. Not slot of bugs or risers. Good to see you got into some nice fish. All of the locals have been bitching that the stream was dead and all the fish were gone. I started to believe them until it lit up one evening for me. Definitely not fishing like it usually does though,we will see what happens during the trico.

    Beads? We don't need no stinkin beads.

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    Re: 6/1 ne pa

    Quote Originally Posted by trico mike View Post
    It's been tough there this year. Not slot of bugs or risers. Good to see you got into some nice fish. All of the locals have been bitching that the stream was dead and all the fish were gone. I started to believe them until it lit up one evening for me. Definitely not fishing like it usually does though,we will see what happens during the trico.
    I have a question regarding the hatch times. Do you think it is better to fish morning to noon, or noon to evening at that locale? Or would that just depend on what hatch happens to be going on?


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