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Private Water Fly Fishing

2009/1/10 22:48
Posts: 143

"We limit the number of people who can fish each year because we manage for the fish and the ecosystem"
"You'd have to go to labrador to find brook trout of this size"

Macri must be loading his pockets. Stupid rich people make me laugh.

Tight lines

Posted on: 2012/2/18 13:41

Re: Private Water Fly Fishing

2009/5/26 8:36
From York & Starlight, PA
Posts: 654
Why, because they are rich?

Posted on: 2012/2/18 17:26
Fly fisher for fifty years.

Re: Private Water Fly Fishing

2006/9/10 20:44
From Fayettenam
Posts: 3140
The production quality on that vid is sad. You can do better with a phone.

I kinda feel sorry for them who ever they are.

Posted on: 2012/2/18 18:05
One man’s plague is a another man’s hatch

Re: Private Water Fly Fishing

2008/12/14 11:31
From South Central PA
Posts: 128
Most of the water shown on that video appeared to be a section of the Conewago. I have fished that water extensively - that brook trout shown is, shall we say, an anomoly.

BTW, if you wanted to join that section of private water, you don't have to be rich. It had been a couple $100 a year to belong.

Posted on: 2012/2/18 18:20

Re: Private Water Fly Fishing

2007/7/2 19:40
Posts: 15785
He holds up a 2 pounder and says this trout is approaching 6 pounds-lol

Posted on: 2012/2/18 18:40
lurking like a barracuda or a toad fish

Re: Private Water Fly Fishing

2011/12/19 17:07
From Indiana/Gettysburg PA
Posts: 113
Haha this is only 2 miles from my house... nice place and I wouldn't call it a rich club either

Posted on: 2012/2/18 18:50

Re: Private Water Fly Fishing

2009/7/1 21:49
From Central Pa
Posts: 231
I couldn't watch the whole video. It almost bored me to death!!!

Posted on: 2012/2/18 18:58

Re: Private Water Fly Fishing

2006/9/9 17:20
Posts: 232
I think somebody convinced Macri that it would sound fancy to speak very softly, earnestly, and slowly. But the effect is soporific..."You are getting sleepy...veerrry...sleeeeeepy.."

Posted on: 2012/2/18 19:13

Re: Private Water Fly Fishing

2009/1/10 22:48
Posts: 143
I wasn't implying that all rich people are stupid or that I am jealous of them. I just think it's funny that people will pay that much to fish there, it seems like a waste of money. They're just pellet fed trout.(pets) You know people that don't know anything about fly fishing are going to pay to fish the brook trout pond just to say they caught a "7 lb native" brookie.(They're missing the whole point of fly fishing for wild trout) Plus they're stocking over the wild (potentially native brook trout) populations and saying they manage for "conservation" not fly fishing. They also say "fishing numbers are limited to preserve the quality", thats how they squeeze the price up,I just find it ironic.

Tight Lines

Posted on: 2012/2/18 19:27

Re: Private Water Fly Fishing

2006/9/9 20:09
From Harrisburg
Posts: 2200
Dear rainbowtrout,

I'm with you, it's just a sham to make some do-re-mi off of suckers.

I did like the pre-spawn ritual of the stocked brook trout though, I mean where were they going to go to do the dance of love, up a sluice pipe?

Macri sold out


Tim Murphy

Posted on: 2012/2/18 21:55
"Then the coal company came with the world's largest shovel, and they tortured the timber and stripped all the land. Well they dug for their coal till the land was forsaken, then they wrote it all down as the progress of man."

Re: Private Water Fly Fishing

2009/11/4 22:06
Posts: 735

"we have wild fish"
followed by
"we stock fish"
followed by
"we don't maintain for fishing... rather for the ecology of the stream"

that slideshow on youtube was scary
what kinda drugs is that guy on?

the website is even more of a hoot
"...massive brookies and of course this is catch and release and proper handling of the fish is imperative..."
only to have a picture of this goof bass lipping a fish on a wood dock that is soaked from where the same fished just finished flopping
Resized Image

some other gems from the site

"...a wild native rainbow from Big Spring Creek Newville PA"
- ah yes those elusive native rainbows

"I am a river keeper who success can be seen everywhere from public to private to the water quality of a spring creek like the Letort. However, guess what? This little freestone stream has more wild brown trout over 20 inches in 2 1/4 miles than the entire Letort Spring Run ecosystem!"
- yeah... so does every concrete raceway in the state

this guy is like a blue collar Donny Beaver
and honestly believes stocking large fish over wild populations is "conservation"

Posted on: 2012/2/18 23:30

Re: Private Water Fly Fishing

2010/1/7 0:41
Posts: 1148
Don't miss there "PRIVATE" 3 day quill gordon hatch! ITS AWSOME! Limited openings! HA

Posted on: 2012/2/19 1:10
“If, when you pull a fly out you
don’t hear drums and can’t smell
chicken blood in the air, put it back
in the box, for if it is evil you seek,
then it can only be conjured with the

Re: Private Water Fly Fishing

2012/2/3 16:30
From nowhere pennsylvania
Posts: 261
Couldn't handle watching it all.

Posted on: 2012/2/19 7:42

Re: Private Water Fly Fishing

2009/2/19 19:59
From Mont Co, Pa
Posts: 2207

Cornholio wrote:
Couldn't handle watching it all.

I couldn't either. That clown portrays himself to be some sort of a "scientist", yet he refers to the rainbows as "native"? He sounds like he's doing a eulogy at a funeral service instead of describing a trout stream. What a spanker! lol

Posted on: 2012/2/19 8:12
Protect the resource, let them go!

Re: Private Water Fly Fishing
2006/9/9 17:32
From Gettysburg
Posts: 10175
I'd say as a gentle defense of Gene that his scientific credentials are legit and that he's done a lot of good for wild trout in the Cumberland Valley over the years.

It's a beautiful section of stream that I drive past three days a week. It's been on-again, off-again private club water for over fifty years. When I was young, much of it it was open to the public and was stocked by the PFBC - it was my favorite stretch to hit on opening day back in the 1980s. Since it's been posted, I haven't been back as pay-to-fish-club waters aren't my cup of tea. I have some friends who are members of this club; it's run by a good crew of fellas and the rates to fish are reasonable compared to some better known PA club waters.

Posted on: 2012/2/19 8:27

Edited by Fishidiot on 2012/2/19 8:51:09

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