Monday, December 26, 2011

If you like fishing in a trash strewn ditch...

Wow.  Brown trout live in unbelievable places and grow pretty large even in small streams.  I've passed this stream countless times and never thought much about it.  However, after reading Trout Streams of Pennsylvania by Dwight Landis, I decided to give it a try.  What a great little overlooked stream.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Did I Ever Mention That I Love the Casual Dress?

Caught this nice brown on the casual dress drifted under an indicator.  On my very next cast, I had a bigger trout follow my fly up the water column as I was getting ready to flick another cast to a likely spot.  I pulled the fly out of the water a little too fast though, and the slashing brown disappeared back to the depths.

By the way, this brown came from my favorite stream to fish.  Yes, it is in Central, PA.  No, I won't tell where it is located, but these pictures might help you figure it out.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Two Bucks

My dad shot this nice little 7-point on the third day of PA rifle season.  The deer was standing a few yards from the place where I shot my deer last year.

The .44 Mag did its job!

My friend TJ shot this very nice 9-point.  He assures me that it wasn't stuck between the two trees before he shot it.

Good work, and congratulations gentlemen!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Opening Day 2011

Despite seeing between 20 and 30 deer I didn't get a chance to use Ol' Betsy today.

However, I did get a very amateurish video of a deer that had the call to dooty!

And I got to hunt with my dad and brother.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

There Are Pigs In Hell

Fished an undisclosed small stream this morning that supposedly held wild browns.  I was expecting to catch some of these...

But I wasn't expecting to catch one of these...

The surroundings were a beautiful bonus, and no other fisherman in sight.  Some hikers did look at me funny when they saw the gear, but that is what you can expect when you are hunting wild browns on small streams.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Fly Fishers Paradise Online Store

Today is the first day you can order online through Fly Fishers Paradise in State College, PA.  If you are looking for a great fly shop with excellent customer service, great prices, and extremely fast shipping this is it.  Steve Sywensky will treat you well.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

European Nymphing Podcast w/ George Daniel

If you are at all interested in European Nymphing techniques, please listen to this very informative podcast by Tom Rosenbauer featuring George Daniel.  George is a coach of Fly Fishing Team USA and a resident of central Pennsylvania, a place that is very near and dear to my heart.


Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Sparrow's Casual Fart!

A combination of The Casual Dress, The Sparrow, and A Fart in Church.  This may be my buggiest tie to date.

Hook: TMC 5263 #6
Thread: 6/0 Brown (Does it really matter?)
Underbody: Round Lead
Tail: Muskrat
Body Dubbing: Muskrat
Hackle: Natural Dun CDC (Three Feathers Palmered)
First Collar: Cock Pheasant Rump
Second Collar: Muskrat in a Dubbing Loop
Third Collar: Black Rabbit in a Dubbing Loop

Saturday, November 5, 2011

A Meat Army!

Brown Trout Beware!  This meat bites back!

Monday, October 31, 2011

What Do You Do When It Snows 4" In October?

Go fishing of course!  Caught this 16" wild brown in an undisclosed location.  She took a size 6 casual dress.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

I Hope Dave Hughes Would Approve!

I love simple buggy nymphs.  Hopefully Dave Hughes would approve of these ties.