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Re: Penns vs Little J

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Penns, because of the remote nature. Though the Little Juniata is a fantastic wild trout stream, and I should fish it more, it's actually a longer drive for me, so I tend to stick with the closer, prettier stream.

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Re: Penns vs Little J

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I've probably put more time and thought into this post than I should, but this is a tough question. Most of my fly fishing buddies live in the Pittsburgh area, so I have some pretty good memories of the J. I can be on the J within 35-40 minutes. The fishing is awesome and I believe it's improving every year.
But..... Penn is a fairly remote bug factory that has provided good scenery and great memories. I'll never forget the first time I hit a good Green Drake hatch on Penns. I'm not sure where I read it, but someone said that the amount of bug's makes you feel like the water should have dropped a couple inches. I can remember one day in particular when it was a light GD hatch all day long and it almost seemed like easy fishing.

With all of that said I'd have to say Penns, but it's a tough one.

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With all of that said I'd have to say Penns, but it's a tough one.


Agree - tough question.

A bit like comparing the Madison with the Green River or Leech Lake vs Mille Lacs (if you're a Minnesote muskie guy).

I tend to spend more time on the LJ but, if it's one or the other....I think I too would vote for Penns.

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Both are about the same distance drive time wise for me and I spent about two seasons getting to know both the best I could in two seasons worth of fishing. Now when I head north it's pretty much always up to Penns due to the quality, challenge and beauty of the place. If I go to the LJ nowadays it's mostly for the novelty/nostalgia of it.

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Penn's creek for all of the above reasons

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Going back through the thread from the beginning, from my count > 18/0 for Penns!


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Re: Penns vs Little J

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I've thought about this question before, and I agree with the general consensus here. I've only fished Penns half a dozen times, little j over a hundred, but I would still vote Penns for the following reasons:

Remoteness/scenery: Penns by far
Overall challenge and puzzles to figure out presented to fisherman: Penns by far, but your hair might be gone by the time you leave.
Diversity of wildlife that you may run into: Penns
Diversity and overall quality of hatches: Penns by far, though I feel the diversity is starting to return in the lj.
Best chance of 20"+ brown: Probably Penns, but I think theres a lot more big trout (a few over 25") in the lj than most people think. I think they're just really tough to catch for a variety of reasons.
Where to catch the most fish (most of the time): lj for sure
Fishability throughout the year (temp wise): lj
Best chance of relative solitude during prime hatch season: don't really know, used to be lj but it gets worse every year.
Overall consistency of good dry fly water: Probably Penns
Overall consistency of good wet fly water: don't really know, both are good, I would lean Penns
Overall consistency of good nymphing water: lj by far imo
Overall consistency of good terrestrial fishing (assuming good temps): don't really know, but lj hasn't been good for me the last few years.

This is only my opinion, and I'm sure I'm missing stuff.

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Love them both.

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Love them both.


I totally agree with Jack. I don't get a lot of chances to fish either one but have had some very memorable experiences on both of them over the years. I would say Penns is tough to beat for the solitude of being out there on a piece of water all to yourself and soaking it all in. Both are great fisheries, we are very blessed.

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Re: Penns vs Little J

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The fish seem to rise a little better on the little j IMO.
If there's anything at all on the water, they're be taking it on the surface (with decent water flows of course)

That's certainly not always the case on Penns from my experience

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Overall I too would rather fish Penns but let’s be honest, Penns can be a real poke in the eye when it comes to the catching. So perhaps we return for the allure of that one day it was on fire or the beauty but I’d give it 1:5 chance you have a 10 or more fish day unless you hit a spinner fall or decent hatch

The LJ on the other hand is more consistent and gets better each year. The ratio of good fish days is more like 1:2 for me.

Penns is the supermodel you are less likely to come to terms with, while the Little J is more attainable for a long lasting relationship.

Now Spring Creek...well just look around when they turn the lights on at the bar at 2am. That’s spring creek.

So I think we all want to believe Penns is better for us but for me it’s more rejection than success. It’s not a bad place to lose though.

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I guess, then, Fishing Creek would be the super-hot goth girl with a nose ring.

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Boy, don’t u have an imagination. I tried to keep it esoteric. Let’s not turn this post into a sexist photofest.

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Boy, don’t u have an imagination. I tried to keep it esoteric. Let’s not turn this post into a sexist photofest.



Yeah...Jack may have to resign in shame if the "me too" movement picks up on his post and pic.....

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Me, too. (Kidding)

I'd say that photo is more of a psuedo-goth girl, though: All the window dressing but none of the sincerity.

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