Tuesday, March 27, 2012

i fished a few days last week, started in south central pa on tuesday and was suprised to see a parking lot full of 9 trucks.  my buddy and i found a long stretch of water with no one around despite the crowd, i started with nymphs and he started with dries and we both had some luck, nothing to crazy tho, and then he worked nymphs into the riffles and i switched to dry(black stones).  with a few players rising occasionally i crept slowly thru the water adn after pinning one of the risers, a young dude came flying through the water adn parked himself 20ft above me and started chucking streamers.  i was pissed to say the least, he actually made a cast directly at me and landed his streamer within 5ft of me.  I really should have said something to him, but i decided to walk off all pissed off.  We left that stream and headed to a stream we often frequent, and the water looked great adn the nymphing was good.

wed.and thurs. i fished a few local stocked streams which both had very low flows and i actually comfortably wet waded in both, pretty wild for mid march.

saturday i fished out near state college, it was begining to look like a big mistake because most of the streams were rapidly rising, however around 3 we were walking to the car to go and grab a coffee when we spotted a riser.  I said "hold on a minute, i am gonna catch that fish in two casts, let me tie on a dry adn i will even keep the float on my leader".  what a mistake that was to say. the fish must of heard me because not only could i not hook him but in the next four hours of risers, i only pinned one fish, my buddies were hooking fish left and right while i was watching fish in front of me actually drift 4to 5 ft with my fly before denying it.  i actually had one fish blow my fly off the water.  my buddy gave me a fly to use that was working for him, and when he did this he could no longer get a strike on that fly.  Lesson of the day, be careful not to get to cocky, mother nature can knock you down at any time.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

First post

Its late wedensday night and this is my first blog, mainly trying to figure out how the blog works.  Figured i could post a little info on my last day of fishing which was on thursday of last week,  fished central pa and found some ok olive action, nothing spectacular but enough to keep a dry fly tied on for 3hrs and it was pretty fun catching some wild browns on top and in the rain to boot.
I had forgot my camera for the trip and want to post some pics for the blog so  i am gonna start with some pics from the rod shop
the first one is me planing some cane
 this is a pic of my dip tank and also my oven under the cabinet