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CrepuscularJune 6th, 2014, 11:43 pm
Boiling Springs, PA

Posts: 919
Well, it's been a while since I've reported on what's been happening. I was fortunate enough to spend some time on the Beaverkill, Letort and Penns Creek lately. Fishing was good and I got to experience some phenomenal dry fly fishing to some really nice wild fish. March Browns on the Beaverkill, sulphurs on the Letort and Drakes, Epeorus spinners, and sulphur spinners on Penns.

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Gutcutter with a drake eater


































WbranchJune 7th, 2014, 3:49 am
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2506
Wow, you are having a great year! You must be a happy guy.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
Shawnny3June 7th, 2014, 8:40 am
Moderator
Pleasant Gap, PA

Posts: 1197
Excellent catch. Nice photos, too.

-Shawn
Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
www.davisflydesigns.com
MartinlfJune 7th, 2014, 9:05 am
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 2925
Great photos and some fine fishing!

I've fished sulphurs, olives, and Hendrickson spinners on the East Branch of the Delaware, March Browns on the Beaverkill, then caddis and sulphurs on the Main Stem of the Delaware. Visited a bit with Matt up there at his cabin on the West Branch. Then sulphurs and Grey Fox on the Little J, and Drakes on Penns. It has been very good.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
CrepuscularJune 7th, 2014, 9:51 am
Boiling Springs, PA

Posts: 919
Excellent catch. Nice photos, too.

-Shawn


Thanks Shawn!


Great photos and some fine fishing!

I've fished sulphurs, olives, and Hendrickson spinners on the East Branch of the Delaware, March Browns on the Beaverkill, then caddis and sulphurs on the Main Stem of the Delaware. Visited a bit with Matt up there at his cabin on the West Branch. Then sulphurs and Grey Fox on the Little J, and Drakes on Penns. It has been very good.


Nice Louis! Sounds like we're on a similar plan! And you're right, it's been some fine fishing.
PaulRobertsJune 8th, 2014, 1:49 am
Colorado

Posts: 1776
Wonderful. Rather silvery browns on the Beaverkill.
CrepuscularJune 8th, 2014, 8:51 am
Boiling Springs, PA

Posts: 919
Wonderful. Rather silvery browns on the Beaverkill.


Yes I thought so too.
EntomanJune 9th, 2014, 2:01 am
Northern CA & ID

Posts: 2604
Very nice, Eric! I especially like the photo of the drake posing on bamboo.
"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
Kschaefer3June 9th, 2014, 10:39 am
St. Paul, MN

Posts: 376
Wow! A whole slew of nice fish. The rivers look beautiful as well.

I have been patiently waiting for fish poking their noses up consistently. That has not happened yet, or at least I haven't found them.
CrepuscularJune 9th, 2014, 12:29 pm
Boiling Springs, PA

Posts: 919
Very nice, Eric! I especially like the photo of the drake posing on bamboo.


Thanks Kurt. I have them trained to land right where I want them and then sit and stay. ;)
CrepuscularJune 9th, 2014, 12:34 pm
Boiling Springs, PA

Posts: 919
Wow! A whole slew of nice fish. The rivers look beautiful as well.

I have been patiently waiting for fish poking their noses up consistently. That has not happened yet, or at least I haven't found them.


Thanks. You know I've been lucky so far this year. There have been several occations where we have been finding plenty of surface feeding fish, when, on the same day and same river, others have been having difficulty finding rising fish.
Kschaefer3June 9th, 2014, 1:25 pm
St. Paul, MN

Posts: 376
Wow! A whole slew of nice fish. The rivers look beautiful as well.

I have been patiently waiting for fish poking their noses up consistently. That has not happened yet, or at least I haven't found them.


Thanks. You know I've been lucky so far this year. There have been several occations where we have been finding plenty of surface feeding fish, when, on the same day and same river, others have been having difficulty finding rising fish.

Luck plays a part in all fishing, no doubt.

I think your knowledge, and time on the water, tend to stack luck in your favor though.
CrepuscularJune 9th, 2014, 2:08 pm
Boiling Springs, PA

Posts: 919
Like Lefty Gomez said, "I'd rather be lucky than good". ;)
Jmd123June 9th, 2014, 8:48 pm
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2384
"I'd rather be lucky than good".

Eric, I'd have to say that you're both, at least from the pictures...beautiful big fat fish, I am totally envious as you've seen what I've been catching lately...

Kyle, same here, hatches are ssssslllloooooowwwwww this season. Hopefully things will pick up soon!

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
Kschaefer3June 10th, 2014, 9:54 am
St. Paul, MN

Posts: 376
Eric - I agree with that! Like Jonathon said, I think you may be both, so that's even better yet.

Jonathon - The biggest problem is that I've seen bugs. Sometimes lots of them. Last time I fished my favorite river there were caddis everywhere and a healthy amount of hennies, but no fish looking up. This last weekend, plenty of caddis around and some large (#12) yellow mayflies. Again, no fish looking up. Good thing I enjoy fishing streamers too!
GusJune 12th, 2014, 8:07 pm
colorado

Posts: 59
Nice job!!!
"How do you help that son of a bitch?"

"By taking him fishing"

-A River Runs Through It

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