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Tulpehocken Creek, Berks County, 5/3/13

2012/3/14 6:23
From Lancaster
Posts: 265
I swung past the Tully on the way home from work on Friday afternoon. Have been fishing the Tully for many years but decided to go exploring and check out a section of the stream that I had never fished before. It was a beautiful afternoon with temps in the high 60's. Flow was probably about 150. I didn't take a water temperature. The caddis are really starting to pop and the fish are very active with plenty of surface (or close to surface) activity. I have really enjoyed fishing the Tully over the years because it is a great place to learn about the different stages of insects (particulary the caddis fly) and experiment with different patterns and techniques. There has been a lot of pressure on this stream recently and it appears that most folks are catching a lot of fish but IMO this stream has proved to be able to take that pressure. I fished for about an hour and a half and brought six fish to hand and missed a ton of other fish. I caught one on an Elk Hair Caddis (dry), one on a caddis emerger pattern but the combo that produced the most was a Lafontaine green sparkle pupa dropped off the bend of the Elk Hair Caddis. They simply couldn't refuse the sparkle pupa this day. What a blast! There is also always the chance to tie into some real nice, heavy fish (paticularly some of the chunky rainbows..... yeah, I know they are stockies but IMO it is a great stocked fishery that offers year round fishing opportunities). Many of the brownies are not real big but some of them are very pretty. The Tully is a stream with very good access and whole lot of stream to explore offering many great flyfishing opportunities. Here are a few pictures.

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Posted on: 2013/5/4 22:28

Re: Tulpehocken Creek, Berks County, 5/3/13

2012/10/24 19:22
From Landenberg, PA
Posts: 268
great report and thats a well conditioned bow. thanks for sharing.

Posted on: 2013/5/5 0:58
nowhere is so sweet, as the bosom of the vale where the bright waters meet.

Re: Tulpehocken Creek, Berks County, 5/3/13

2010/6/23 12:43
From Hershey
Posts: 97
Thanks for sharing. I prefer catching wild fish but unfortunately I only get that chance about half the time. It doesn't make your stream report any less valid.

Posted on: 2013/5/5 6:51

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