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    Small Stream Saturday

    Headed over the border to PA to check out one of my favorite little creeks this morning, not knowing if there would be enough water to fish. I arrived at the parking area about 9:30 am with only one other vehicle in the lot and as that car was parked in the middle of the lot, I figured they were out for their morning hike.

    I peeked over the bank to see what I had expected, very low water conditions. I knew that with the low, clear water, it would require that I wear my ghillie suit to aid in a stealthy approach.
    Ok, that is BS, no ghillie suit. I wore shorts and my new pair of Simms Intruder felt boots that I picked up at Tight Lines last week. Yes I did buy them and I can say that after just one outing, I am extremely happy with the purchase. They fit like hiking boots, wade very nicely with the combination rubber/felt sole and were very comfortable on the long hike back to the car.

    Today I fished my 7' 3wt with a size 16 olive parachute tied with grizzly hackle and tail with a white post. The first real bit of water I came to was the swimming hole and as many of you who fish the Little "T" Creek know, the swimming hole pool is usually quite deep with a good amount of water running between the old concrete "V" which was not the case today due to the low water. I began with drifts at the tail end of the pool, working my casts up to just below the "V" with no luck. My last casts were up inside the "V" right against the concrete and this extremely nice brown smashed the fly.
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    This little bugger must hide under the concrete when the hoards of people descend on that little creek for their summer swims.

    I worked my way up the ravine casting to any bit of substantial water and was surprised as to the number of takes I had, even with the extremely skinny water.

    Most of the fish were the usual hand sized fish, but I did manage to hook another that was about the size of the previous picture. He took me under the rocks a couple times and that was all the 6x tippet could stand, resulting in a lost fly.

    Here are a few pictures of some of the fish from today.
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    I'm sure I hooked over a dozen fish today, landing about half, which was not too bad for killing some time on a hot summer day.

    I returned to the car at about 1:30 pm and decided to take the temperature of the water, knowing that it felt pretty cold when I was wading. The temperature in the creek next to the parking area was a chilly 62°F, good for the trout and trout fishing.

    There were also quite a few Yellow Sallys on the rocks that were about a size 16/18.

    One last interesting note. The creek below Federal is non existent. It is completely dry, no water from bank to bank all the way to the D.

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