Register now on PaFlyFish.com! Login
HOME FORUM BLOG PHOTOS LINKS


Sponsors

Browsing this Thread:   1 Anonymous Users



(1) 2 3 »


Famous waters you haven't fished close to your home

Joined:
2013/3/7 12:27
From Mechanicsburg PA
Posts: 262
Offline
No excuses or reasons, just haven't gotten a round tuit. For me it would be Penns Creek, and Pine. How about you?

Posted on: 5/10 9:27


Re: Famous waters you haven't fished close to your home

Joined:
2013/2/16 0:51
From State College
Posts: 333
Offline
Big Fishing Creek for me. I also have noticed i will often find myself fishing less famous waters or not fishing the most well known sections of those famous waters. For example I Have fished Valley dozens of times but have yet to fish it in the historic park. And once sulphurs die down you won't see me on Spring Creek the rest of the year- I'll probably be on Slab Cabin or any of a number of other small streams in the general area. I've actually driven past BFC a couple times to fish a smaller, far less pressured creek that is further away from state college.

I will say that most famous streams live up to the hype on their best days and if a major hatch is on, I'll be there with everyone else. It's the only time I'll put up with the crowds.

Posted on: 5/10 9:44
_________________
Let's get more people fly fishing.


Re: Famous waters you haven't fished close to your home

Joined:
2006/9/21 0:02
From Pittsburgh
Posts: 4227
Offline
I wish I lived close to a famous trout stream!

Posted on: 5/10 9:54


Re: Famous waters you haven't fished close to your home

Joined:
2013/5/28 12:09
From Lilly, PA
Posts: 126
Offline
I always wanted to fish the open section of Spruce Creek but always ended up at the Little J instead.

Posted on: 5/10 9:57
_________________
"Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes"-Henry David Thoreau


Re: Famous waters you haven't fished close to your home

Joined:
2008/1/21 19:15
From Pittsburgh
Posts: 2677
Offline
Quote:

dryflyguy wrote:
I wish I lived close to a famous trout stream!


Yep...

Posted on: 5/10 9:59


Re: Famous waters you haven't fished close to your home
Moderator
Joined:
2006/9/9 17:32
From Gettysburg
Posts: 9008
Offline
Well, obviously, famous and close to home are relative. However, I've been lucky to fish many well known waters around the state and Mid Atlantic.

Two on my bucket list are the Lehigh River and the Allegheny River. However, neither are what I'd consider close to home. To me, close means doable in a half day or evening trip - say under about forty miles.

Posted on: 5/10 10:11


Re: Famous waters you haven't fished close to your home

Joined:
2006/9/11 13:05
From Lewistown
Posts: 3591
Offline
Spruce Creek for me.

But why drive an hour when I live in wild trout meca.?.?

Posted on: 5/10 10:12
_________________
><(Mkern{( ‘ >


Re: Famous waters you haven't fished close to your home

Joined:
2007/4/23 20:53
From Carlisle PA
Posts: 75
Offline
The Letort. 10 minute drive from the house!

Posted on: 5/10 10:38


Re: Famous waters you haven't fished close to your home

Joined:
2013/9/13 0:06
From franklin county
Posts: 108
Offline
Wow great question. I'm not sure how famous this stream is and it is close by me would be the antietam never fished it.

Posted on: 5/10 10:39
_________________
Tight lines


Re: Famous waters you haven't fished close to your home

Joined:
2009/10/15 13:45
From Eastern PA
Posts: 10277
Offline
Not close but I really feel that I have failed in never fishing BFC.

Posted on: 5/10 11:40


Re: Famous waters you haven't fished close to your home

Joined:
1/30 17:37
From State College, PA
Posts: 40
Offline
I just hit BFC and Spring yesterday for the first time this year. I will be lucky if I fish Spring Creek more than 6x per year, and I literally live three miles away. Same goes for Penns, Spruce, and Little J. I love the little, lesser known limestone spring creeks and mountain streams in my area more. I fish over less pressured trout with solitude to match. I don't get too wrapped up on the history and/or press of a stream. Usually the more press a stream receives, the more I avoid it.

Posted on: 5/10 11:55


Re: Famous waters you haven't fished close to your home

Joined:
2010/6/9 12:35
From down the block from the Letort.
Posts: 888
Offline
Define 'close to home.'

I've fished pretty much everything 'famous' that's within an hour's drive. If beyond that, is it really close to home?

On the fringe of that demarcation, I've yet to fish Falling Springs. Kinda hard to make the drive when the Letort and Big Spring are so much closer, and if I'm making a drive of that length, I'd rather head north and make the slightly longer drive to waters with more variety than I have here, like Penns, BFC, LJ....I've been to Spring Creek once to check it out, rod stayed in the car and I kept on going that day, ended up on the Little J instead...

Oh, and I've also never fished Clark's Creek. Have driven by it countless times over the last 20yrs, just never fished it...yet.

Posted on: 5/10 14:16


Re: Famous waters you haven't fished close to your home

Joined:
4/6 22:55
From Benton, PA
Posts: 143
Offline
Does it still count if you never caught fish in it?

Posted on: 5/10 16:45
_________________
"I started at the top, then slowly worked my way to the bottom." - Buzz Busby


Re: Famous waters you haven't fished close to your home

Joined:
2012/12/9 15:03
From Lewistown, PA
Posts: 378
Offline
Quote:

MKern wrote:
Spruce Creek for me.

But why drive an hour when I live in wild trout meca.?.?


I know! When I moved to Lewistown last year I figured I'd be fishing spring creek and penns creek relatively frequently, but that long drive hardly seems worth it when I have kish, honey, and tea creek all within 15 minutes of me. Plus there's usually less of a crowd on the local streams. I've been up to spring creek like 3 or 4 times since moving here, and penns only once. I was meaning to fish the little Juniata, but haven't gotten around to it yet.

Posted on: 5/10 21:47


Re: Famous waters you haven't fished close to your home

Joined:
2007/6/19 21:49
From Lancaster County
Posts: 1491
Offline
Penns and all of the Cumberland Valley limestoners. And Valley, although that's more infamous than famous

Posted on: 5/10 22:05



(1) 2 3 »



You can view topic.
You cannot start a new topic.
You cannot reply to posts.
You cannot edit your posts.
You cannot delete your posts.
You cannot add new polls.
You cannot vote in polls.
You cannot attach files to posts.
You cannot post without approval.

[Advanced Search]





Site Content
Login
Username:

Password:

Remember me



Lost Password?

Register now!
Stay Connected

twitterfeed.com facebook instagram RSS Feed

Sponsors
Polls





Copyright 2014 by PaFlyFish.com | Privacy Policy| Provided by Kile Media Group | Design by 7dana.com