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Valley Creek, Chester County, 9/29/2012

2012/9/29 20:57
From Newark, DE
Posts: 19
Just moved to the area from NC to finish grad school at University of Delaware, sorry for adding another fisherman to your already "crowded" SE PA waters :)
Went to Valley for the first time, fished the upper section hoping for less pressured fish. Water was clear and I assume low looking at the gauges (didn't take a stream temp).
Didn't see any hatches or rises from 6:45am till noon. Targeted the pools with a 20 baetis nymph, and used a 16 elk hair caddis for an indicator. Brought 6 to hand on the caddis, go figure, nothing on the nymph. Switched to an 18 ant later in the day and quick released a few more. Very beautiful fish in this stream.
Had a blast, thoroughly enjoying lurking on "y'all's" message board.

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Posted on: 2012/10/4 14:30

Re: Valley Creek, Chester County, 9/29/2012

2011/5/3 12:22
From Morgantown, PA
Posts: 2052
Very pretty Browns, welcome to the site!

Posted on: 2012/10/4 14:56

Re: Valley Creek, Chester County, 9/29/2012

2007/7/2 19:40
Posts: 15430
Go Blue Hens and watch out for Deer Park..

Posted on: 2012/10/4 15:09
retired , retarded and retroactive

Re: Valley Creek, Chester County, 9/29/2012

2006/9/13 18:28
From chester ct
Posts: 587
mp - welcome. WTG on a pretty tough stream. What are you studying?

NC's Smokies is where I learned to trout. I remember those wonderful streams fondly.


Posted on: 2012/10/4 18:30

Re: Valley Creek, Chester County, 9/29/2012

2012/9/29 20:57
From Newark, DE
Posts: 19
Thanks for the welcome.
Lestrout: I am finishing up (hopefully) my Master's in Energy and Environmental Policy, specifically with a focus on the intersections of water and energy policy.
Trout are actually relatively new to me, I've lived in coastal NC for the last 10 or so years, so I am more familiar with red drum, speckled trout and bluefish. Can't wait to explore more of the wild trout streams though.
Pete: I'm getting too old to hang with most of the kids on Main Street. Deer Park until about 10pm or so is just my speed.

Posted on: 2012/10/4 19:28

Re: Valley Creek, Chester County, 9/29/2012

2011/11/27 22:45
From Quakertown, pa
Posts: 317
Mps great catches on pressured stream with fish that have seen almost everything. Lots of great fishing around here. Always up for fishing if your interested

Posted on: 2012/10/4 20:14

Re: Valley Creek, Chester County, 9/29/2012

2012/10/6 17:58
From Glenside
Posts: 9
I too did my grad work at UD, historic preservation. Went to Valley this morning and didn't land a thing. Saw lots of fish that I spooked though so I know where to look next time. Made me realize how out of practice I am as far as stealth, presentation and the more technical aspects that it seems to take on a stream like Valley. Ran into a couple of guys on my way out that gave me some good advice, always nice to get a few tips from the regulars. Nice fish mp, those pics make me wanna go back there until I can land a few.

Posted on: 2012/10/6 18:13

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