We decided to write this blog as a way of sharing some of our stories from past experiences fishing, tying flies, guiding, and traveling. Most of which are completely 100% true except for the names of people, some stories are slightly embellished and some are mostly made up. It's really for you to figure it out and for us to have some fun writing down some of the truly good memories we have had while immersed in fly fishing.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Grannoms on the Little J

Hello Everyone,

I know it seems like all that I have been fishing is the Little J, well that's really all that I have spent time fishing because of my crazy schedule.  This past Sunday was a beautiful day to be out on the stream and the insect activity was even better!

Grannoms were apparent yesterday but it was a non-stop swarm on Sunday.  I was thankful that I wasn't getting hit with sleet or snow with the weather we had in Central PA on Saturday.  Sunday there was a change in what was flying through the air.  I was continually getting pelted in the head and sunglasses with the grannom caddis swarm (and BWO's) that were moving throughout the stream.

I began fishing around 3:00PM and the last fish I reeled in was at 7:58PM (on a dry fly).  I switched between a bi-visible and a elk hair caddis and the only time I changed flies was when my fly got beat up and I had to put a crisper imitation on the end of my line.  The height of the feeding frenzy took place between 6:00PM - 7:00PM where the water was boiling with aggressively rising fish.

If you get a chance I would get to Fishing Creek, Lower Spring Creek, or the Little Juniata to take part in this remarkable hatch that we are lucky to fish on an annual basis.  Special thanks to Kevin Best at Nomad nets for providing me with such a durable and dependable hand net!  It's been getting a ton of use again for the second season!

Below are a few pictures of a few of the longer fish that I hooked into, enjoy!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Little J Update (4/13/2013)

Hello Everyone, 

I didn't get a chance to fish opening day but my schedule cleared up Sunday to hit the streams for several hours.  BWO's were cruising around for most of the day but there wasn't the dry fly activity that my father and I witnessed the previous weekend.  

I had a lot of success fishing underneath with an assortment of nymph and larval patterns.  Throwing streamers and slump busters yielded fish as well.  Here are a few pictures from my time on the stream and I look forward to getting back out again to fish the optimal conditions once the Little J returns back to normal discharge levels. 

Hopefully everyone got a chance to hook into a few fish over the PA trout season opener!


I had to add this because of its unique color on the pectoral fin.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Thrill On!

I recently came across Thrill On, the ultimate video and jpeg library for outdoor enthusiasts.  Once you set up your account and narrow down your interest boards (anything from fly fishing, saltwater and freshwater, to surfing, skiing or mountain biking) you'll be able to fill any void of time that you could imagine.  

In Central PA we are witnessing quite a thunderstorm and through this website you can immerse yourself or discover numerous watersheds that offer footage of amazing fishing.  I've attached a link to a recent video that I viewed when thinking about how good the sulphur and grannom hatch will be around our local fisheries.  


Monday, April 8, 2013

Little J Submission/Fishing Report

I fished the Little J on Sunday and the BWO activity picked up compared to how it was when Caleb fished earlier last week. Fish were feeding on BWO's throughout the day and tapered off after 6:00PM, even with a broken rod tip, but that's a another story to tell later. Anyways, Caleb Rebarchak was kind enough to forward us along some information and a few photos from a recent trip on the Little J.    

Hey Kirk and Brian,

Wanted to share these pics from my time on the Little J yesterday.  As you can see, I had some fun!  Here are two of the handful of browns that I caught.  Some BWOs (size 16) were coming off around 2, but no fish were working.  My friend Eric and I had luck fishing nymphs the whole day.  Flies that worked: green weenies, hot spots (both chartreuse and purple), black/white Copper John's (size 18), pheasant tails, etc.  Water temp was 42 degrees.  The sun was out in the morning, but then clouds came over and the wind picked up in the afternoon.

All in all, a great day on the water!

Tight lines,