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Archive for May 2016

Spruce Creek – A Busman’s Holiday

Hogs, Brutes, and Behemoths I’m nearly speechless – dumbfounded by the number of monster fish that we caught at Spruce Creek the past few days. Every year I take a busman’s holiday and fish Spruce Creek with family and friends. This year we arrived to a creek that was high and muddy, and I was drooling from the…

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Spruce Creek May 2016

Brute Browns, Big Rainbows, and Hatching Sulphurs   On Saturday we concluded a fantastic trip to Spruce Creek… The trout were aggressive and the weather turned out to be perfect with overcast skies and occasional rain. Sulphurs are becoming more present everyday, and we had excellent dry fly action on Friday. We also saw a…

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The Beaver Kill, The Delaware, & Brook Trout

During this past week I’ve spent every free moment catching the Hendrikson hatch on local waters. “Fish do not rise in the graveyard” – get out there while the hatch is on! The Beaver Kill, the Willowemoc, and the West Branch of the Delaware all produced prolific hatches and chunky brown trout.   My favorite tributary to the…

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