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.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Spring Creek Before the Storm!

Jeff Scipione and I hit up the streams today before all of the rainfall arrived in Central PA.  We fished Spring Creek and had a lot of activity fishing sub-surface.  Initially the morning started off slower then what we thought but we ended up hooking into a bunch of healthy trout.

We started off taking fish on inch worms and sow bugs and then the rainfall started to drizzle.  I quickly switched to an aquatic worm and fish destroyed the pattern.  Several of the initial takes from the fish almost took the rod out of my hand and made the hook ups very easy to land the trout.  As the rain started to pour down on us the fishing picked up and we were slamming into trout.  Soon after, the grumbles of thunder and the realization of the two-inches of precipitation that was on its way forced us to call it a day.  If only it could've held off for a few more hours, but we always need the rain this time of year to keep the streams healthy for the remainder of the summer months.    

Shown below are only a couple of the larger fish that we caught, but stay tuned for the rest of the fish that are on Jeff's camera!



Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A Morning on Spring Creek!

The summer is almost officially here and in full swing and Spring Creek is in great condition.  I took the opportunity to fish several sections of Spring Creek and had a great day of subsurface fishing.  The patterns I fished was a wet ant, inch worm and a variety of Czech nymphs.  All flies yielding nice fish and the only thing I had to worry about was the constant stare from the adult ducks tending to their young in the slower moving water.  

Attached are a few of the pictures of some nice trout that I picked up throughout the morning and afternoon.  I haven't uploaded a few of the underwater shots that I took, so stay tuned to see how they turned out.


Monday, June 10, 2013

Salmonfly Hatch in Colorado

Below is an email that we received from one of our good fishing buddies, Luke Massaro.  After reading his email and enjoying his pictures, he found a way to make me extremely jealous of his time spent on the headwaters of the Colorado River.  Enjoy and thanks to Luke for the update! 

I had the opportunity to spend two days on the headwaters of the Colorado River fishing the hatch of all hatches, the Salmonfly hatch.  It was truly a sight to see fishing the mouth of Gore Canyon where the Colorado River gets to take a breath after rushing through class IV and V rapids farther up in the canyon. My first thought after hiking up into the canyon and seeing the Salmonfly hatch in action was, "Man these flies are huge!" And for good reason, the flies that I was seeing buzzing around like Chinook helicopters had been maturing for three years and had finally made their migration to the surface.  Fishing dry flies this big at size 4-8 reminded me of the 17 year brood of Cicadas that hatched in PA back in 2011 and the Salmonfly hatch is a similar phenomenon where the entire ecosystem thrives off of one insect for a three week period.  At 2.5 inches long, an adult Salmonfly is quite the meal for a brown trout or bird. Dry-dropper rigs and high stick nymphing the fast water proved to do the trick and bring up sizable brown trout that were keyed in on Salmonflies. While I forgot my camera in the truck on day two as a result of shear excitement, I did manage to snap some pics on day one to capture the hatch.


"Howling at the Hatch"