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WbranchOctober 12th, 2011, 5:15 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2506
The Erie, and western NY, tributaries are going to have a significant rain event from today through Saturday. I'd love to go up very very late Sunday night, fish Monday to whenever the flows drop or the fishing falls off but no longer than Saturday 10/22. Would like to share expenses for gas, lodging, driving or if you prefer to take your own vehicle then share lodging expenses. I've been doing the tribs for three years now and while I don't know every spot on every river I do know lots of good places on Elk and Twenty Mile. PM me if interested. I'm going come Hell or high water.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
MartinlfOctober 12th, 2011, 6:05 pm
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 2927
Matt, love to go. Gotta work. Can't wait until retirement. Tight lines!
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
JOHNWOctober 12th, 2011, 6:56 pm
Chambersburg, PA

Posts: 452
Damn I'm jealous of you retired types!!!! Although right now I am happy to have a job to get in th eway of my fishing.

In other words wish I could take you up on it but I have to work.
JW
"old habits are hard to kill once you have gray in your beard" -Old Red Barn
WbranchOctober 12th, 2011, 7:06 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2506
Hi John,

You wrote; "Although right now I am happy to have a job to get in the way of my fishing."

There was a time, when I first retired, where I wouldn't be worrying about how much the trip would cost me if I had to go alone. For 2011 I've lost a ton of money on paper and I have to be able to justify lengthy trips away from home that require lodging, eating out, and filling the tank a couple of times. Hopefully this last quarter will at least give me a break even year rather than a negative one.


Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
OldredbarnOctober 12th, 2011, 10:00 pm
Novi, MI

Posts: 2591
Hopefully this last quarter will at least give me a break even year rather than a negative one.


You and me both, Matt!
"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood
PaulRobertsOctober 13th, 2011, 11:58 am
Colorado

Posts: 1776
It's worth spending the time to identify streams of diff sizes, and sources, as each clears on its own timetable. You can follow peak conditions around that way. Yeah, and avoid the weekends.
EntomanOctober 13th, 2011, 2:39 pm
Northern CA & ID

Posts: 2604
Matt,

Sure wished I could go with you. Sounds like a great trip.

Spence -

You know how we poo-pooed the super hi-tech gizmos that will probably be available in the future? DNA analyzers, insta-identifiers, fishing advise and such, all from an I-phone type device? Well, I would modify my opinion if it had a teleport feature! :)

Regards,

Kurt
"It's not that I find fishing so important, it's just that I find all other endeavors of Man equally unimportant... And not nearly as much fun!" Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Fisherman
WbranchOctober 13th, 2011, 4:22 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2506
Yes, I'm aware that many of the Erie and western NY streams drop, and clear, at different rates, and I try and fish them accordingly. Sometimes though if I can get on a trib that is at that perfect emerald green color and there are lots of fish I usually just stay there. It is like th other adage I follow "Never leave rising fish to look for other rising fish".
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
PaulRobertsOctober 13th, 2011, 4:45 pm
Colorado

Posts: 1776
perfect emerald green color

Ooooohhh...just gets your heart going doesn't it? Can't get into those waders fast enough.
WbranchOctober 13th, 2011, 5:40 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2506
Yeah, that is the color for uninhibited action! Look at the color of the water behind me in this photo. How come my pictures are transferring so small? They use to be much larger.

Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
OldredbarnOctober 13th, 2011, 10:04 pm
Novi, MI

Posts: 2591
Well, I would modify my opinion if it had a teleport feature! :)


Kurt,

You don't know how many times I have thought the same thing...It would seem like we had lived a whole extra lifetime if we could only get back the time we have spent in an automobile trying to get somewhere. Or waiting for the wives...;)

Spence
"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood
OldredbarnOctober 13th, 2011, 10:07 pm
Novi, MI

Posts: 2591
How come my pictures are transferring so small? They use to be much larger.


Matt,

We did this to you on purpose...The psychologists have another phrase for it but we will just call it fish envy...We are just trying to cut your Hogs down to a managable size ;).

Spence
"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood

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