Spruce Creek PA Fly Fishing Blog


Delaware River Fly Fishing

By Andrew Trelease | Aug 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Beat the Heat on Tailwater Streams: As I dipped the thermometer into the river, I kept my eyes focused on the surface – focused on the isonychias, midges, and sulphurs littering the water, and the big browns feasting on them. The reading was 54 degrees Fahrenheit. Stand waist deep in these waters and you’ll soon…

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Late Summer Pennsylvania Fly Fishing – Spruce Creek

By Andrew Trelease | Aug 2, 2016 | 21 Comments
Biggest Wild Trout Pennsylvania Trout Haven Spruce Creek PA Guided Fly Fishing Trip

The Trico Hatch is ON! Welcome to August – tiny flies, terrestrials, and early morning streamer fishing are the themes of the month. Trout Haven had an absolutely phenomenal trip to Spruce Creek over the weekend! We were very fortunate to catch the first major trico hatches of the season. The swarms were everywhere and…

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PA Fly Fishing: Monster Browns

By Andrew Trelease | Jul 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
Biggest Wild Trout Pennsylvania Trout Haven Spruce Creek PA Guided Fly Fishing Trip

Prime Time for Terrestrials! Now is the time for consistent dry fly action throughout the day. We’re seeing some blue duns and slate drakes, but the real magic is happening with beetles and black ants. Trout Haven wrapped up a stellar trip to Spruce Creek on Friday – we hooked and landed several big hogs…

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Pennsylvania Fly Fishing July 2016

By Andrew Trelease | Jun 29, 2016 | 19 Comments

Terrestrials, Parachute Adams, and Early Morning Carnivores (TYSO!)   Trout Haven has wrapped up another fantastic weekend trip to Spruce Creek. The water levels are in their usual summer status, and the trout are looking up to the surface. Terrestrials become an important part the trout’s diet as ants, beetles, and other critters stumble into the…

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Central PA Fly Fishing – Spruce Creek

By Andrew Trelease | Jun 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Summer Fishing on Spruce Creek   The stream conditions on Spruce Creek are excellent – good flow, good color, great hatches. The big trout are active and ready to rumble! The only thing missing is you and your fishing rod.  We have limited openings in July – click here to sign up for your spectacular Spruce…

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Smallmouth Bass on the Fly

By Andrew Trelease | Jun 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Feisty Bass on Otsego Lake Once you get hooked on streamer fishing, it’s hard to resist the temptation to tie on one. There’s something about the ferocious strikes that streamers incur – it’s like watching a horror/thriller movie and you never know when that monster is going to pop out and scare the hell out…

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Fly Fishing Paradise

By Andrew Trelease | Jun 9, 2016 | 21 Comments

My father taught me how to fish. It’s one of the things that we both enjoy and it brings us together. I could think of no better way to spend Father’s Day than fishing with dad.  But, if you can’t fish with your dad on father’s day, maybe you can at least plan to go…

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Spruce Creek – A Busman’s Holiday

By Andrew Trelease | May 26, 2016 | 22 Comments
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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

By Andrew Trelease | May 10, 2016 | 1 Comment

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

By Andrew Trelease | May 3, 2016 | 23 Comments

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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