Spruce Creek PA Fly Fishing Blog


Big Trout, Big Flies at Ridge and Valley Trout Unlimited

By Andrew Trelease | Nov 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Big Trout, Big Flies: A Story of American Streamers Join us on Thursday, November 16 at the Ridge and Valley TU general meeting for Trout Haven’s new presentation Big Trout, Big Flies: A Story of American Streamers. The presentation focuses on the overlooked history of fly fishing with streamers in America, surprising contributions made by men like…

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Late Season Caddis: PA Fly Fishing on Spruce Creek

By Andrew Trelease | Oct 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Streamer Mornings & Caddis Afternoons Big Bertha is back! This beautiful 27″ rainbow was one of many big trout that came to the net over 6 days on Spruce Creek. PA fly fishing in the late fall can produce monster trout as the bigger fish move upstream in preparation for spawning. PA Fly Fishing at Dawn…

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PA Fall Fly Fishing and Recent Highlights

By Andrew Trelease | Sep 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

PA Fall Fly Fishing: Welcome to September   As August fades into September we can look forward to big trout and vibrant colors. We were fortunate to receive ample rains over the summer, keeping the waters of Central PA cool and flowing. This points towards a productive PA fall fly fishing season as the big breeding…

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Tricos and Terrestrials: Summer Fly Fishing in Central PA

By Andrew Trelease | Aug 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dry Fly Highlights of Summer Fly Fishing in Central PA After the big mayflies of Spring have come and gone, there is a second wave of excellent dry fly fishing. Fewer crowds and eagerly rising trout define the nature of summer fly fishing in central PA. Tan Caddis & Tiny Mayflies For the “match the hatch”…

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Fishing Terrestrial Dry Flies on Spruce Creek

By Andrew Trelease | Jul 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Huge Trout on Terrestrial Dry Flies Between the Hatches Many of us anglers became hooked on fly fishing after our first trout caught on a dry fly. There’s something magical about recognizing what the fish are rising to, matching the hatch, and earning success. Anglers often overlook the effectiveness of terrestrial dry flies in the warmer…

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Fly Fishing Lodges in Central Pennsylvania – What Makes a Great Lodge?

By Andrew Trelease | Jun 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

4 Things that Make a Great Fly Fishing Lodge If you’ve done some internet searching then you know that there is certainly no shortage of fly fishing lodges in central Pennsylvania. Have no fear – Trout Haven is hear to help you know what to look for in a fly fishing lodge, and what makes…

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Pennsylvania Trico Hatch: Spruce Creek Summer Update

By Andrew Trelease | Jun 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Where & When to Fish the Pennsylvania Trico Hatch While we enjoy what remains of the huge mayfly hatches this month, many of us anglers will be looking forward to the legendary Pennsylvania trico hatch that is to come. The Pennsylvania trico hatch begins in mid to late July and provides the most prolific source…

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Native Brook Trout Streams: West Branch of the Delaware Tributary

By Andrew Trelease | Jun 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Green Drake Hatch & the “Fish of a Lifetime” If you spend enough time on the water, you’re bound to experience what some might call a magical day. This is a day when all variables seem to align in your favor – the right spot, the right hatch, the right fly, and eager fish. I was…

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PA Fly Fishing: 5 Biggest Trout from Spring 2017

By Andrew Trelease | Jun 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

5 Highlights of PA Fly Fishing this Spring This spring has blessed us anglers with ample rain and normal air temperatures, and the big trout seem to have taken notice. We’ve seen some monster fish come to the net, especially on our guided fly fishing trips to Spruce Creek. Just last week we witnessed an…

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Early May Fly Fishing 2017: Spruce Creek Highlights

By Andrew Trelease | May 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Unpredictable & Rewarding: Early May Fly Fishing Many of us anglers love early May fly fishing due to the abundant spring hatches and eager fish. Spring brings great opportunities but it can also present great challenges with unpredictable weather and rain. For early May fly fishing, more than any other month, the angler should be…

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