March 27, 2005 - UPDATE
in 2005 - Floats
For Four, Say No More!
Fly Fish PA now can accommodate four
person float trips. With the off-season acquisition of
ClackaCraft 15LP - we are your answer for corporate
outings, reunions, get-togethers or just a good 'ole fashion
day of hangin' out with your buds! Leave the golf course
behind and hit the water! Contact
us if you have any questions.
Right now the name of the game bug wise
is either Beatis or Midges. Target the flats and
slow water and look for the tell-tale rings. Hitting your
local water during the heat of the day will also help
in cashing in on the hatch. And even if you notice some
risers, try to distinguish if the trout are taking duns
or emergers. Just because you see a ring, does not mean
flies off the top are being eaten. Splashy rises are a
dead give-away for this. Be sure to check out the Nitro
on our patterns page - it is a deadly imitation of an
olive emerger. It is pictured at right.
Weather pending - this week, we have our first outing
of the year. We will have to wait and see what mother
nature has in store for us come Monday as we are in store
for another soaker..it is doubtful though the streams
will weather this storm as well as the one last week.
Water temps are still very cold - mid-forties.
This beatis vagan was observed
on a SE PA limestoner.
March 16, 2005 - SE PA UPDATE
I wouldn't call the temps as of late warm, but it seems
the increased light on the water is doing the trick and
getting the fish active. Over the last few days more and
more fish have been seen hanging in the tails of the pools.
This is a prime indicator of hungry fish - looking for
a meal. The thing is, when they lay in the tails
is tough. Most of the time you spook them
it is more like all of the time. Nevertheless it is great
to see the fish moving about. The suckers are also all
As of late a bead head nymph has been the fly of choice.
A good fly to use would be a similar pattern to the caddis
worm we recently posted on the Patterns
We will be at TCO Fly Shop this weekend to
give a Lehigh River Presentation. The presentation is both educational
and informational. We will talk about flows, patterns, fish,
access, methods, rafters, bugs and what all of us can do to
take the Lehigh up a notch.
March 12, 2005 - UPDATE
River Evening Rise Float
Be sure to check out our Lehigh River Evening
float trips. With everyone's schedule being jammed packed
just about 24/7...these trips will maximize your time
on the river...putting you into the fish when they are
hrs floating on from 6-9pm to coincide with the evening
Flies, gear and complete
= 1 person @ $145 or
2 person @ $170
50% deposit at time of booking confirms
For any questions - shoot us an email.
March 9, 2005 - Fly Patterns Page Update
Hopefully by now all of us have gotten a good jump
on that list of flies-to-tie. If you are like me,
there are always those new must have patterns, but
most of the time is spent wrapping the old stand-bys.
Pictured here is one of those standbys... A go-to
pattern for us!
It has been recently added to our Fly
Patterns Page - check it out!!
We feel this is a must have fly when fishing just
about any stream in PA. Use this as a dropper from
either a dry or nymph or as the lead fly in a dropper
rig. Very effective..