Spruce Creek PA Fly Fishing Blog


Custom Flies

By Andrew Trelease | Nov 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
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3 Custom Flies that Catch Trout!   Confidence in your fly selection is of the utmost importance when fly fishing.  Whether you are on new water or your favorite stream, using flies that you know will catch fish makes all the difference.  The following three flies are tried and true – patterns that work on…

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Veterans Day

By Andrew Trelease | Nov 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Thank you to all who have served.  We are forever grateful.

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Spruce Creek

By Andrew Trelease | Nov 10, 2015 | 1 Comment
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3 Reasons You Need to Fish Spruce Creek!   Visit our Spruce Creek webpage to reserve your trip to Spruce Creek! Or you can click here. 1. Catch Huge Trout!       2. Hemlock Lodge is Awesome!       3. Spruce Creek is Loaded with Trout!     Spruce Creek is teeming with…

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Central Massachusetts Fly Fishing River

By Andrew Trelease | Nov 8, 2015 | 1 Comment

Part One: Swift River   The Swift River is the only true bottom-release river in the state of Massachusetts.  It draws its water from the bottom of the Quabbin Reservoir giving the Swift cold clean water year-round.  Most of the fish in this river are rainbow trout stocked annually by the state.  There are some…

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Pennsylvania Rainbow Trout

By Andrew Trelease | Nov 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pennsylvania is home to some of the most impressive rainbow trout I have ever seen.  These rainbows are incredibly fun to catch – This 24″ beauty leaped one foot clear above the water, not once, not twice, but three times before she came to the net! Tricos, Sulphurs, BWO’s, Caddis, when the hatch is on…

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Best Fly Fishing in the Northeast

By Andrew Trelease | Nov 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

My top 3 fly fishing destinations in the Northeastern United States:     3. Westfield River, MA My favorite section of this river is the East Branch catch and release section.  It’s about 9 miles long beginning at the huge and beautiful Chesterfield Gorge and running downstream (south) to the Knightville Dam.  Many anglers love…

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Chittenango Creek

By Andrew Trelease | Nov 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

“The river that divides and flows North” Chittenango Falls State Park:   New York State allows year-round fishing on certain parts of Chittenango Creek, located near Syracuse, NY.  With the unseasonably warm weather yesterday, I had the opportunity to fish the gorgeous Chittenango Creek well downstream of the falls in the catch and release section.…

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Best Fly Fishing Lodges

By Andrew Trelease | Nov 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

3 Features of the Ideal Fly Fishing Lodge   1. Luxurious and Logical Accommodations: After a good day of fishing, anglers enjoy relaxing on a beautiful porch overlooking the pristine waters of their quarry, perhaps with a scotch in one hand and a cigar in the other. Before relaxing on the porch, anglers want a…

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Best Dry Fly Fishing

By Andrew Trelease | Oct 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

A Great Late-season Caddis Pattern   Dry fly fishing is, for me, the pinnacle of fly fishing – the most exciting and addicting form of the sport.  As the leaves fall and the temperatures drop, the window of opportunity to catch a trout on the dry fly shrinks and shrinks.  The pumpkin caddis has all…

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PA Wild Brown Trout

By Andrew Trelease | Oct 30, 2015 | 2 Comments

Native trout are truly magnificent creatures.  Flawless long fins, brightly colored bellies and spots, and an insatiable appetite for invertebrates are all distinctive traits of native trout.  Here on the eastern side of the United States, native trout do not exist. Brook trout are the only native “trout” species in our eastern river systems, but…

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