This beautiful over 20-inch Rainbow was caught and released on Neshannock Creek, W PA on Spider Wet Fly. He gives me unforgettable fight including up to the sky jumps and adrenaline pump and excitement. .
I recently spent a weekend camping on the Francis Branch. He is new to fly fishing and caught his first trout on the fly. We were fishing one morning and I looked back and thought "that looks like a picture" so I snapped a few photos.
I was torn between a couple shots on this particular stream, but this pool gets the nod because it is everything you hope to find when you start fishing a nameless blue line on a map (wild brook trout included). The surrounding forest protects the clean, cold water and is on public land for all to enjoy. PA has thousands of streams like this, although this one happens to be located in Frederick County in northern MD - a perfect getaway from life in the DC suburbs.