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Archive for December 2015

Pennsylvania Trout Season 2016

Spring is an excellent time of year to fish Spruce Creek. Click here to learn more about fishing Spruce Creek at the start of Pennsylvania’s Trout Season 2016.   April is one of my favorite months to fish Spruce Creek.  The Blue Quill hatch on Spruce Creek is spectacular and oftentimes brings big hungry trout out…

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Trout Haven caught several rainbow trout on Christmas Eve! A few of them swirled at dry flies but wooly buggers proved to be most effective on this outing.  The mild start to winter is very welcome.  Be patient with your retrieve and make sure that your wooly bugger is getting down!   My Spruce Creek dates…

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Best Brook Trout of 2015

The Biggest and Most Vibrant Brookies of 2015:   As 2015 is coming to an end, Trout Haven is reminiscing about the superb fly fishing gifted unto us this season.  We’ve caught some impressive brown trout and we’ve caught rainbow trout behemoths… A big “thank you” to those who posted pictures of monster rainbows on Trout Haven’s facebook page.…

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Best Rainbow Trout of 2015

3 of the Biggest and Most Colorful Rainbow Trout of 2015:   As 2015 is coming to an end, Trout Haven is getting nostalgic over the excellent trout fishing we had this year.  Several trophy rainbows came to the net on dries, nymphs, and streamers.   3. Jamie’s Big Rainbows — Spruce Creek   This…

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Best Brown Trout of 2015

Five of the Biggest and Brightest Browns from 2015:   What a fantastic year it’s been for fly fishing!  The Northeastern states experienced great weather and ample rain over the summer.  The fall fishing has been extended due to a mild start to Winter.  Quality fish are coming to the net – on dry flies –…

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December Dry Fly?

Hardy Trout in the Otselic River   Call it wishful thinking or ambitious but my mind was set on dry fly fishing yesterday… December 13.  The Otselic River in upstate NY offers year-round fishing (catch and release from October 15 – Opening Day) and produces a healthy population of native brook trout in its upper reaches.…

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Fly Fishing Knots

Four Knots: The Only Knots You’ll Need “Better to know a knot and not need it, than need a knot and not know it.” – Grog   4. Nail Knot The loop-to-loop connection between your fly line and leader can be very convenient.  It can also be a source cumbersome bulkiness, it can catch on…

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Best Fly Fishing Waders

Pro Tip: 5 Qualities of Excellent Waders   Durability – A good pair of waders should last a long time; this will depend on how demanding your usage is.  With all the bushwhacking I do, I’m happy to get 3 seasons out of a pair.  Look for layered material, usually nylon, that is at least…

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