February 2008 Report
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February 27, 2008 - Update
Each year we look forward with
great interest to our annual Penns Creek Weekend Package.
This year we are hosting on April 26-27. FFPA pretty
much considers Penns one of the top trout water in PA...and
on this trip you will find out why. Penns really is the complete
package - - from the bugs to the scenery to fish.They are
the stuff of legends. On top of this you will also have first-class
streamside lodging. Does it get any better than this? Email
us for any questions and be sure to read more by clicking
on the image to the right.
February 19, 2008 - SE PA
a real-time report to post. The warm weather, and good
flows from the recent rains/ice melt made for great conditions.
Even noticed a few olives, and a handful of midges buzzing
about - - but with the water a bit color, and flowing
at a good clip - there was no surface activity. No worries
though since the plan for this outing was to work some
newly twisted cone-head buggers, along with a split-shot
or two. All the fish hooked, and landed came tight to
some sort of structure - - mainly woody debris. The tighter
you can get your fly to the structure the better.
For the most part the fish seemed pretty aggressive. In fact
the water temp registered 53F...that seems warm - - so maybe
the thermometer is off. Anyway, there was a few times when
immediately after the fly hit the water the trout were on
it. They were not following, but rather hitting right away.
That can make for some exciting fishing, but also can lead
to a lot of missed fish. Boy are they quick.
Looks like we are back to some winter like weather in the
next few days.
February 9, 2008 - Update
Decent recent winter rains have bumped our central
and north-central streams into the above average range.
At this time of year, sans ice, whenever you see the
black and blue dots on the PA
USGS Map it most likely means our trout water are
flowing well - - and very well might be fishable on
your warmest of days. Hopefully this trend of higher
than normal flows will continue thru the remainder of
the winter season and into the upcoming spring. The
more water the better, as far as FFPA is concerned -
- of course within reason.
February 4, 2008 - Tying Tyme
Time to restock the arsenal.
For us, with client season around the corner, you definitely
do not want to be without that t-money trout-fooler when the
light gets low - - so putting in time at the bench now is
a mandatory and pays off big-time when prime time rolls around.
the years, we've developed a comprehensive list of flies that
just flat-out work - - here in PA, and all across the country.
Some of them are featured on our Pattern's
Page. You gotta give it a look-see during your surf-time.
We've also written about quite a few other pattern's in our
reports over the years - - but they've just yet to make it
to the Pattern's Page. Pictured
below is a sample of some of them.