If the Lehigh River interests you - please email
the Lehigh Coldwater Fishery Alliance your name and address.
There is an email link located on their home page.
August 2005 Report
^^Please check out our archives^^
in 2005 - Floats
For Four, Say No More!
Fly Fish PA now can accommodate four person
float trips. With the off-season acquisition of a 2005
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
us if you have any questions.
PA is featured as Clackacraft's
PIC OF THE WEEK!!
East Coast Props!
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August 30, 2005 - NEWS
For all you folks who frequent the site and live in the greater
Pocono area, you should mark your calendar and be sure to attend
the reactivation meeting of the Western Pocono Chapter of Trout
Unlimited - on September 13, 2005. For more
information - click on the pic to the right. Not only
will this be an organizational meeting for the Chapter, but
there will also be a presenation by the Lehigh
Coldwater Fishery Alliance, which Dean Druckenmiller is
The presentation will touch on it all! Topics
will be: flows, whitewater, 1,450', stratification, Ivan, ACOE,
by-pass valves, cold water, tributaries, AMD, and what you can
do to make the Lehigh better! Don't know what all of the above
means? Come and learn.
Get involved! You
can also find out more by emailing- firstname.lastname@example.org
August 21, 2005 - Schuylkill
On Saturday we has out good client of ours Bob W. He is way
into catching smallies off the top. So with that as our goal,
we decided to try out the Schuylkill. We hit the water in the
late afternoon and the weather could not have been any better...no
wind and rather comfortable. We hit fish pretty much the whole
time. Most fish came from water 2'-3' and deeper, with a nice
flow. All were rather small, but lots of fun on the fly rod.
There were a few hits from larger fish, but the hook-up did
not happen. Along the way we noticed about 10 other fisherman
- lots of people out today!
Hopefully more access will become available on this river.
It really is a neat river, which is theoretically getting cleaner
every day. If you are looking for float ideas - check out these
great maps from the Schuylkill
River Greenway Association.
Schuylkill smallie with a reel growing out of
it belly. Just kidding.
August 16, 2005 - Upper
Over the weekend we hit the Upper D. Actually we spent all
our time on the West Branch as the main stem is not fishing
well due to the prolonged high water temps combo'ed with the
low releases early on in the summer.
Overall it was pretty decent - with quality trumping quantity.
We had 20"ers + for everyone in the boat!! Pretty cool
stuff and quite a rare occasion! Early on in the day - mid-morning
- the caddis would start, then in the mid-day hours we had sulphurs
and olives. The fish were on them sporadically here and there,
but targets were many if you came across a pod. You really had
to be on your A game in order to stick one!
Mist was a big time pain-in-the-xxx pretty much all day. This
was due to the 48-52 degree water and the soupy 90+ air. Flows
were about 1000cfs at Hale Eddy on Saturday, but on Sunday the
water was cut back and the level dropped about a foot. This
did not help the fishing at all. So we got one good day and
one ok day on the water. Saturday is a day we will not soon
Anyone care for a frosty one?!
Gary with the first 20" "plus"
fish of the day. This one hit a streamer.
More big fish! Gotta love being able to get into
fish like this in AUGUST!!!!
August 8, 2005 - Update/Report
Some real quick house-cleaning. We have decided
to punt the Fall Penns Trip. With the current condition of that
stream, it is better off for the trout, if they are left alone.
Second, don't miss out on our Fall
Blitz Package. Click on the pic to the right for
Your standard brookie lie. If you don't
move a fish in the first or second cast - then move on
and cover water.
Sick of the trico crowd? If you are - then head on off
to your nearest mountain freestone native brookie / brownie
stream. This is what FFPA did over the weekend. We found
plenty of hungry fish and some pretty killer scenery.
Water temp was about 60 and the fish were very skittish.
Flies that worked - adams, bi-vis, and royal wulffs.
Next weekend we are on the Upper D. Looks like water
is now being released - so hopefully the fish will spread
Pictured above is a very skinny brownie -
all head! This fish ate an adams.
If the Lehigh River interests you - please email the
Lehigh Coldwater Fishery Alliance your name and address. There is an
email link located on their home page.
August 5, 2005 - Update
The dog days continue!!!
We are proud to announce that FFPA is cofounder
of a new coldwater special interest group. This is a partnership
amongst concerned anglers, guides and shop owners who appreciate
and value the Lehigh. And most importantly, we all see the potential
that she has! Take the time to click-thru and read the home
page of LCFA to find out what the group is all about. Look for
more information in the coming weeks and months....as there
has been quite a bit going on behind the scenes. It is about
time PA has a premiere tailwater fishery!