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Missoula MT Fly Fishing Trip

By Andrew Trelease | Sep 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Missoula MT Fly Fishing Trip Trout Haven took an incredible trip to western Montana this past week, and what an incredible experience it was! The open mountain ranges in the Missoula area are truly spectacular. The trout are beautiful, wild, & hellacious fighters. On top of that, the population density of trout in the surrounding rivers…

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Small Stream Fly Fishing: Beating High Water

By Andrew Trelease | Aug 28, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Small Stream Fly Fishing: Beating High Water Get ready for the understatement of the year: we’ve had a lot of water this summer! Unlike the usual summer doldrums of extreme heat and low water, this summer’s rains have rendered several PA streams nearly un-fishable for weeks at a time. When nature presents heavy rains and…

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5 Huge Trout Highlights: Best PA Spring Fly Fishing Moments 2018

By Andrew Trelease | Jul 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Best PA Spring Fly Fishing Moments With the recent heatwave that swept across the northeast, we can declare that we are officially in the heat of Summer. Now is a good time to look back on the cool rains of Spring and remember some of the best PA spring fly fishing moments from 2018. 5.…

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Early Summer PA Fly Fishing

By Andrew Trelease | Jun 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Strategies for Early Summer PA Fly Fishing We are only hours away from the longest day of the year and the official beginning of Summer 2018. The dwindling big mayfly hatches have become a dusk to twilight affair. Don’t despair, you need not be a night owl to have productive dry fly fishing during this…

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Early May PA Fly Fishing: BWO’s, Drakes, & Streamers

By Andrew Trelease | May 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Early May PA Fly Fishing: BWO’s, Drakes, & Streamers With the unpredictable weather & flows, the key to successful early May PA fly fishing is versatility. If you were expecting certain hatches in the first week of May, like sulphurs, you were probably disappointed. We did, however, see plenty of hatching BWO’s and Slate Drakes and…

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PA Spring Fly Fishing Season: Chasing the Hatch

By Andrew Trelease | Apr 16, 2018 | 0 Comments
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PA Spring Fly Fishing Season We’re off to a fantastic start to the 2018 fishing season at Trout Haven! With the air temperatures approaching 80 degrees on Saturday, it was hard to tell that this was only the beginning of PA spring fly fishing season. It was the perfect all-around weekend with success on dries, nymphs,…

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4 Tips for Successful April Fly Fishing

By Andrew Trelease | Mar 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

4. Target Tributaries The typically higher flows of spring mean that fish have more opportunities to search for prime holding spots and plentiful food. In the early spring fish will begin moving upstream again, after having migrated downstream in search of wintertime food. For successful April fly fishing, target both the mouths of tributaries and…

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Pennsylvania Winter Fly Fishing: Seizing Mild Days

By Andrew Trelease | Feb 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mild Days Deliver Excellent Pennsylvania Winter Fly fishing For the second consecutive year February temperatures pushed beyond 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Unseasonably mild days provide an irresistible opportunity to fish your favorite stream. Class A Wild Trout Streams are great places to go for Pennsylvania winter fly fishing. Although not a wild fish, we landed the palomino trout above…

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Top 5 of 2017: Best Pennsylvania Streamer Fly Fishing

By Andrew Trelease | Jan 13, 2018 | 0 Comments
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2017’s Best Pennsylvania Streamer Fly Fishing at Trout Haven Thankfully the arctic freeze has passed, the “bomb cyclone” winter storm has come and gone. Local streams have resumed their usual winter character, and the unusual amount of surface ice has somewhat thawed. When yesterday’s rain raises water levels and increases turbidity we can have some…

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Top 5 of 2017: Best Pennsylvania Dry Fly Fishing

By Andrew Trelease | Jan 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

2017’s Best Pennsylvania Dry Fly Fishing at Trout Haven We’ve had one week to settle in to 2018, and so far many of us are shoveling snow while trying not to freeze. These glum winter days have me dreaming of warmer brighter days on my favorite streams. Days when thick hatches provide the best Pennsylvania…

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