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Spruce Creek Fly Fishing

By Andrew Trelease | Jan 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
Biggest Wild Trout Pennsylvania Trout Haven Spruce Creek PA Guided Fly Fishing Trip

5 Reasons why Spruce Creek is PA’s top fly fishing destination:   5. Intelligent Maintenance  Some streams are so neglected that they are almost impossible to fish (unless you enjoy hooking branches every other cast). The stewards of Spruce Creek are themselves expert fly fishermen – they know what keeps trout healthy and what makes…

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Best Winter Fly Patterns

By Andrew Trelease | Jan 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

Part One: The Leggy Stonefly    The doyens of winter fly fishing often say that tiny midge patterns are the rule of thumb.  Yes, they work; but let’s acknowledge that many of us have difficulty using size 24 flies.  They are hard enough to see, and more difficult to tie on.  Here’s a leggy stonefly pattern…

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Fly Fishing Tips and Tricks II

By Andrew Trelease | Jan 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ingenious Innovations in Fly Fishing from Fly Fishing Innovators: Part Two: The Strike Doctor   One of the most effective ways to scout new water is to fish with a dry-dropper rig.  The rig allows you to fish in two important feeding zones, doubling your chances of hooking up and covering more water in less…

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Fly Fishing Tips and Tricks

By Andrew Trelease | Jan 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ingenious Innovations in Fly Fishing from Fly Fishing Innovators: Part One: Redi-Droppers   Tying a dropper rig to the hook bend of one or more flies is commonplace in fly fishing.  Hopper-Dropper, Double Nymph Rig, Dry-Wet combo, we all know the benefits of offering trout two flies from which to choose. Tying a knot to…

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Fly Fishing Lodges in Pennsylvania

By Andrew Trelease | Jan 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
Central Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Lodge Hemlock Lodge Spruce Creek PA Trout Haven

3 Reasons Why Hemlock Lodge at Spruce Creek is Outstanding      3. On-Stream Location Enjoy the convenience of proximity; Hemlock Lodge is literally steps away from Spruce Creek. There is no need to drive a car or ride a boat to the best pools.  Trout Haven puts anglers on to countless HUGE trout within sight…

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Pennsylvania Trout Season 2016

By Andrew Trelease | Dec 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Spring is an excellent time of year to fish Spruce Creek. Click here to learn more about fishing Spruce Creek at the start of Pennsylvania’s Trout Season 2016.   April is one of my favorite months to fish Spruce Creek.  The Blue Quill hatch on Spruce Creek is spectacular and oftentimes brings big hungry trout out…

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

By Andrew Trelease | Dec 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Trout Haven caught several rainbow trout on Christmas Eve! A few of them swirled at dry flies but wooly buggers proved to be most effective on this outing.  The mild start to winter is very welcome.  Be patient with your retrieve and make sure that your wooly bugger is getting down!   My Spruce Creek dates…

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Best Brook Trout of 2015

By Andrew Trelease | Dec 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Biggest and Most Vibrant Brookies of 2015:   As 2015 is coming to an end, Trout Haven is reminiscing about the superb fly fishing gifted unto us this season.  We’ve caught some impressive brown trout and we’ve caught rainbow trout behemoths… A big “thank you” to those who posted pictures of monster rainbows on Trout Haven’s facebook page.…

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Best Rainbow Trout of 2015

By Andrew Trelease | Dec 22, 2015 | 1 Comment

3 of the Biggest and Most Colorful Rainbow Trout of 2015:   As 2015 is coming to an end, Trout Haven is getting nostalgic over the excellent trout fishing we had this year.  Several trophy rainbows came to the net on dries, nymphs, and streamers.   3. Jamie’s Big Rainbows — Spruce Creek   This…

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Best Brown Trout of 2015

By Andrew Trelease | Dec 18, 2015 | 1 Comment
Biggest Wild Trout Pennsylvania Trout Haven Spruce Creek PA Guided Fly Fishing Trip

Five of the Biggest and Brightest Browns from 2015:   What a fantastic year it’s been for fly fishing!  The Northeastern states experienced great weather and ample rain over the summer.  The fall fishing has been extended due to a mild start to Winter.  Quality fish are coming to the net – on dry flies –…

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