Archive for February 2016

Early Spring Trout Fishing

Return of The Leggy Stonefly Groundhog’s day is 4 weeks past but today was the true foreshadow of spring to come. The mild temperatures and lack of snow on the ground prompted a hopeful visit to Chittenango Creek. At the very least, I’d have a winter view of the 167-foot waterfall at the state park:   The…

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April & Trout Season 2016

5 Reasons Why April is Prime Time on Spruce Creek Spring is right around the corner… Can you believe it? April is an exciting month to fish Spruce Creek and now is the time to plan your spring trip.   5. Good Water Flow Water levels are typically higher in spring than in the summer…

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Pennsylvania Trout Fishing

How to Tie a Simple and Effective All-Purpose Caddis in 3 Easy Steps:   One of the greatest joys of fly fishing is fooling a trout with a fly that you’ve tied. When tying imitative flies, I have found that there are two contrasting approaches, Hyper-Realistic vs Impressionistic. In the Hyper-Realistic approach you carefully select the right…

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Pennsylvania Trout Season April 2016

  Anticipating the Hatch: 3 of the Best April Hatches…   April hosts some of the most impressive hatches as late winter yields to Spring. Cold and nutrient-rich streams, such as Spruce Creek, experience their first major hatch events of the year in April. Several types of mayflies make their first appearances in April, including…

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