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Re: I've never caught native brookies fly fishing

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Just need to get to some small streams in north central pa. Not really my cup of tea but its not to hard. Generally they will hit a well presented dry fly. CDC caddis is my favorite fly to fish who will hit anything. lite rods make it a bit better. For small fish I use a 3wt. Also I don't live near many streams with brookies. Cool looking fish. Just prefer that pulls a little harder.

Posted on: 2013/9/3 14:23


Re: I've never caught native brookies fly fishing

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marcq wrote:
Just need to get to some small streams in north central pa.

I was just up in Clinton/Potter counties this past Sat and the streams in the area are VERY LOW! I would wait until we get a serious rain event, not to be confused with showers/thunderstorm.

Posted on: 2013/9/3 15:22
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Re: I've never caught native brookies fly fishing

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Just made my first forray for wild Brookies.
Drove up into the ANF and hit a couple streams.
Fish were quite willing to take drys...
Was rewarded with this beauty on a Royal Wulf..

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Re: I've never caught native brookies fly fishing

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That's a very, very good brookie. Approaching trophy size. And wouldn't be surprised at all if it were from the same stream where my largest to date is from.

Posted on: 2013/9/4 10:34


Re: I've never caught native brookies fly fishing

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Well I got to go on my fishing adventure in Ohiopyle and I'm glad I did. I hiked in about six miles on the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail, stayed one night in one of the trail shelters and fished several small streams that feed into the Yough. I saw a lot of wildlife: a bear, a rattlesnake, raccoons, a bald eagle, and most importantly lots of fish (some on the end of my line).

So I can no longer say I've never caught native brookies fly fishing. I think I'm finally getting to the point where my casting is actually pretty good; I can generally get the fly where I want it to go without getting tangled in a tree and I didn't lose a single fly. I probably only landed about 1 of 3 fish that I hooked though. I'm generally still freaking out that I caught a fish as I'm reeling it in and then the next thing you know it's gone.

I was using a 7 1/2' 4 wt rod with size 10-14 elk hair caddis and royal wulff flies. I had brought some nymphs to use as droppers but I never bothered with them since they seemed to be hitting the dry flies just fine.

Though it was only six miles, the hiking part was rough due to some major hills and the fact that I was carrying a heavy backpack. Meanwhile as I'm plodding along I see some other people without any gear running the trail like it was nothing. They must stay in some pretty great shape to be able to do that.

If I did this again I would probably want to stay two nights so that I had one day just for fishing. The second day I was fishing away and when I finally checked the time it was already 2:30 in the afternoon. I said heck with the hills and followed the railroad right-of-way back to the trailhead.

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A four-hour hike in along the hiking trail

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My first brookie

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I could get used to this

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A nice place to go fishing

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This is where I would be fishing on my second day

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My home for the night

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I never had to do this before, but I had been advised to store food this way in bear country

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another brookie and the section where I caught him

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This is the Yough River, near where the tributary I was fishing enters it. The small speck in the middle is a bald eagle, if it's even visible at this resolution.

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Posted on: 2013/9/4 10:36


Re: I've never caught native brookies fly fishing

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Sandfly,
I'll see you in May. I'll pass on the movie but dinner at the Logcabin (or establishment of choice) will be on the agenda.
Coughlin

Posted on: 2013/9/4 17:43



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