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Marvin's biggest brown
Marvin's biggest brown
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Marvin caught this walleye one evening.  It was 26" (measured)
Marvin caught this walleye one evening. It was 26" (measured)
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A fish I had lost a few days before.  Found him feeding in the same spot and managed to land him this time.
A fish I had lost a few days before. Found him feeding in the same spot and managed to land him this time.
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My fish being released.  He took a size 22 caddis on 7X, and took off like a shot when I let go of him.
My fish being released. He took a size 22 caddis on 7X, and took off like a shot when I let go of him.

Report at a Glance

General RegionPennsylvania
Specific Locationspring creeks and a tailwater
Time of Daysunup to sundown
Fish CaughtTrout, smallmouth, rock bass, and walleye
Conditions & Hatchescaddis and sulphurs

Details and Discussion

MartinlfMay 26th, 2015, 10:04 pm
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 2871
My nephew Marvin Forte came for a fishing visit last week, and caught some nice fish. I managed a few too. Here are a few photos
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
CatskilljonMay 26th, 2015, 11:30 pm
Upstate NY

Posts: 160
Very nice trout! Got to be over 20"...right? And Marvins...22"? Man, beauties!
And that walleye...I guess that's nice too! CJ
MartinlfMay 26th, 2015, 11:44 pm
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 2871
Not quite that big, CJ, but very rewarding given the circumstances for both fish. Marvin's just starting to fly fish, and after a few days I left him entirely on his own, and fished a run upstream. I looked down to see his rod bent over and him shouting, "big fish." As you figured, his brown at 18" was bigger than mine (17"), though the positioning of the net doesn't show that clearly. We had a ball.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
TaxonMay 27th, 2015, 5:38 am
Site Editor
Plano, TX

Posts: 1284
Louis-

Very nice; thanks for sharing.

Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
www.FlyfishingEntomology.com
PaulRobertsMay 27th, 2015, 11:06 pm
Colorado

Posts: 1776
Productive fishing visit: big trout for a new FF, a darn nice walleye, and another redemption! story.
OldredbarnJune 3rd, 2015, 10:20 pm
Novi, MI

Posts: 2587
Nice stuff Louis! Sharing a stream with family and friends is a special thing.

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
MarvinforteJune 13th, 2015, 4:23 pm
Phoenix, Arizona

Posts: 4
Thanks to Uncle Lou and John for all the expert advice. Fishing dries in PA was a real learning experience in tactical fly fishing for me. Been fly fishing about 3 years now and so far have caught brown, rainbow, brook, golden and apache trout on the fly.
TaxonJune 13th, 2015, 5:32 pm
Site Editor
Plano, TX

Posts: 1284
Welcome to Troutnut, Marvin. That's a rather impressive variety of trout to have caught. Incidentally, we are enthusiastic fans of your uncle Louis, as he's a real class act.
Roger Rohrbeck
www.FlyfishingEntomology.com
OldredbarnJune 15th, 2015, 1:55 pm
Novi, MI

Posts: 2587
Welcome to Troutnut, Marvin. That's a rather impressive variety of trout to have caught. Incidentally, we are enthusiastic fans of your uncle Louis, as he's a real class act.


"I second that emotion."

Got to fish with Louis a couple years back on Spring Creek and the Yellow Breeches. :) He was handicapped back then and fishing south-paw, but still getting it done. He's probably an ambidextrous angler now. :)

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
MartinlfJune 16th, 2015, 11:17 pm
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 2871
Aw shucks, thanks guys.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
OldredbarnJune 17th, 2015, 1:53 pm
Novi, MI

Posts: 2587
Aw shucks


Pun intended? :) I mean with those pics on the the other thread of all those Hex's?

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
MartinlfJanuary 27th, 2016, 9:53 pm
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 2871
Here in midwinter it's nice to relive warmer days. All browns this time. My nephew and I are planning a trip for next spring to the San Juan and a few other rivers in his neck of the woods.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
WbranchJanuary 27th, 2016, 10:52 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2468
Louis,

While I have never fished the SJ I have read that very small, #20 - #24 nymphs and worms (miracle nymph) are very productive.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
MartinlfJanuary 30th, 2016, 2:12 am
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 2871
Marvin (my nephew) lives not all that far away from the SJ, and he's fished it. He says at certain times dry flies work also. I'll be tying miracle nymphs and midges, but also some dries, such as the clump midge that is so successful there when fish are up and eating.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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