Saturday, February 16, 2008

An 18 fly Assortment

My pro team has asked that I make a 36 fly 18 pattern assortment for fishing the local streams. I told them I would have them out to them this week so that people could start buying them before season. The list looks like this:

No Hackle BWO & Sulphur
Traditional Catskill Sulphur
Traditional Catskill BWO
BWO Wet Fly
Sow Bug
Elk Hair Caddis
Foam Cricket
Foam Ant
Glass Bead Midge Pupa
Green Drake Wiggle Nymph
Green Drake Spinner
Sulphur Nymph
BWO Nymph
Pheasant Tail
Walts Worm
Hares Ear Nymph
Jeremys - Spring Creek Shiner

They will come ONLY as a boxed set.

I also plan to have them offer for this year a Cicada in anticipation of the 17yr Cicada(2008) for our area. These will not be cheap as they are spun hair or lots of foam.

The box will be available soon.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

The Local Streams In Febuary

I bailed out of working Friday afternoon. I had a lunch to attend with my new group from PSU. Upon leaving I decided I wanted to fish. Arriving home I packed my gear into the truck. It has been raining and melting for days and the stream is an absolute mud pit. There are however a few little tribs to the big streams which hold fish. One I discovered from I-80 and I figured I would give that a look. I could not however find the stream from the Eastbound side. Running low on time I headed to another local trib of Spring Creek. Its not very large, you could almost jump across it in spots but it holds fish. It also, does not see the volumes of water as the main stream. After I got suited up I headed to the first hole, three casts later I landed a nice 15" wild brown on a blue winged olive emerger. I thought I had made the right choice but as I continued to work upstream I went fishless. I dropped back down with a streamer this time and missed several more fish. Next thing I knew it was time to hang it up and go home for dinner. While I did a lot of driving for one fish I'm sure many people never even dreamed about fishing with the conditions the big streams were in. Just goes to show, you can always catch a fish somewhere.