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Yellow Breeches Cumberland County 5-26-13

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Today was the ant fest. Caught a nice brown on an orange glo blug but then nothing. Tried various beetles until I put on a red ant.Bingo! The action was pretty good until the sulphurs appeared. Took a few on on an emerger then called it quits. Only bad part of the day was when my reel fell in 4 1/2 ft of water and had to get inventive for the retrieval.
other than that a good day of fishing.

Posted on: 2013/5/27 0:15


Re: Yellow Breeches Cumberland County 5-26-13
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Good report.
It has always seemed to me that terrestrial season begins earlier (and ends later in the year) than many anglers realize. This is particularly true after a few days of very warm weather followed by windy conditions that really shook up the trees such as we recently experienced. More than once in April or May, when I have been unable to stick a fussy fish that appeared to be eating mayflies or caddis or midges.....a well presented terrestrial sealed the deal.

Posted on: 2013/5/27 8:22


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Shhhhhh.....

Posted on: 2013/5/28 11:31
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I had an experience on a local SE PA stream yesterday that I never saw before. I was walking up the stream and came to a nice pool. As I was approaching I saw 2 birds flying in and out of the stream side grasses. I watched because I was fascinated by this play and after about a minute the tail of the pool came alive with rising fish. I guess those birds were creating an ant fest for me although I was too stubborn to change from my nymph and on my first cast, spooked the crap out of them. Oh well, lesson learned.

Posted on: 2013/5/28 11:46


Re: Yellow Breeches Cumberland County 5-26-13

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Outside of the white fly hatch, I think you only need three other flies in your possession when fishing the breeches. Size 18 winged cinnamon ant (Not sure if the fish care about the wings, but I like them), Size 18 tan caddis and size 14 sulphur. Yea, I might have a couple different sizes of Adams to cover everything else, but those three flies mentioned usually does it.

Posted on: 2013/5/29 15:18


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Gotta add at least a hares ear in there!

Posted on: 2013/5/29 15:45
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