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By KenP on 8/30/2010 10:31 AM

Sunday afternoon turned out fine with two rainbow and two smallies.  Monday, the fish weren't cooperating.  Best fly was a partridge and orange duo fished with a small split shot to enhance covering the water column.


By KenP on 8/28/2010 10:35 AM

We have added at least a dozen new items to the clearance table including fly rods and reels, so now is the time to find that bargain.


By KenP on 8/27/2010 9:47 AM

A short outing today with a bluebird sky, with rising barometer, and leaky waders resulting in a:


By KenP on 8/25/2010 11:24 AM

By popular demand here is the shark from trip Nov '08

65 lb mako on flesh fly 10 wt custom (not the casting rod in the backdrop!)


By KenP on 8/25/2010 11:17 AM

Had a short outing on the White Clay Creek, a Delaware river in PA this morning, and fooled two hungary rainbows.  One, on a size 16 rusty spinner and one on a sz 22 black paramidge fished in the film behind the dry.The water is still relatively low even for this time of year and still just slightly tinged from the recent rain.  Both fish were very strong and recovered nicely after a short fight.  The fall fishing season should be great as there are still plenty of fish making themselves available to fishers that use stealth.


By KenP on 8/24/2010 10:38 AM

Closeout on hip waders and fleece pants - very limited supply.  Get 'em while the supply lasts


By KenP on 8/23/2010 1:00 PM

It was nice to be on home water after spending a weekend in Pittsburgh helping my son prepare for his wedding this fall.  Three rivers out there and I didn't make time to fish a single one.  Priorities!  I did give the White Clay Creek a try today and the stained water had the fish hidden from sight.  One smallmouth fell for a big flashback nymph, but that's all folks.


By KenP on 8/20/2010 9:48 AM

The fish were happy today and the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River fished well this morning.  Best flies were a black wooly with red highlights in the body and a black bead caddis larvae.  Browns, a rainbow and smallies all fell for the offerings this morning.

Great day in the morning


By KenP on 8/18/2010 9:34 AM

I have had a lot of questions about the water temp and the fish's conditions in the White Clay Creek, a Delaware river. Here are some pointers:

> Play the fish quickly and release it after a freshing upstream release to give the fish time to  recover sufficiently.  This may take up to a minute or so.  Watch that the heron is not in the vacinity since he likes to prey on newly released fish.

> There are plenty of trout still in the stream.  As long as the water temps don't exceed 72 degrees the trout mortality is very low.  Find areas of the stream that are cooled by feeder streams or underground springs and you will be in the areas that the trout migrate to.  You will "feel" the water coolness when you enter these areas,  ... Read More »

By KenP on 8/17/2010 11:05 AM

Fished the Elk Creek today as it got some refreshing water from the downpour last night.  Lots of panfish and a few smallies.  Saw no trout but only fished a few hundreds yds from Strickersville Rd toward MD.  The "path" is very overgrown and access to many traditional spots along the way were prickly.


By KenP on 8/10/2010 9:28 AM

We will need some water (rain) soon if the creek is to maintain it's normal flow for this time of year.  Some new bars are showing up today and the water at dam #1 in DE has stopped spilling over a majority of its face.  The fish were feeding in the riffles today and a partr & orange wet fly took three nice fish.  Yesterday I didn't see a fish all morning and today they were in 4 inches of water feeding.  Go figure.


By KenP on 8/9/2010 9:50 AM

It was a humid morning on the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River in PA today.  The trico hatch was on and as usual I am leaving the creek before the spinner fall begins.  I was able to fool one small brown on a zebra midge on a hopper dropper rig.  Water temp is holding at 66 degrees at 6:45 am today.  The trout were invisible to me today, holding in rocky lies.  I found that out as I walked the middle of the creek on my way out.  Lots of fish too.

Just a note to those of you looking for a bargain.  We have added Dr Slick pliers to the bargain table at 40% off. We have extended the hair/fur sale,  so over a dozen varieties are still on sale for $0.65 per bag.


By KenP on 8/6/2010 11:57 AM

I have a report from a very reliable customer that a weighted green weenie is reponsible for double digit catches of smallies in the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River.  If you follow this blog you already know the location which is at the PA/DE line on the main stem.  Ooops!  We have a limited supply of the "right" fly in the shop or you can modify a plain old green weenie with a micro shot just inches above the fly.  Fun never stops when get intelligence like this.


By KenP on 8/5/2010 2:36 PM

The fantastic overnight lightning and rain did some good for the stream.  The light show knocked out our power but the rainfall lowered stream temp by two degrees to 65 this morning.  All I did was spook the fish today and my mission was to find out the temps generated at each of the feeders to the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River.  I see why the heron fishes where he does now, as he positions himself in the coolest flows in the stream and waits patiently till the trout arrive to enjoy the cool water.  Feeder temp read in the mid to upper 50's for 6 locations on the creek.  Find these and you'llbe rewarded with fish nearby.


By KenP on 8/3/2010 4:43 PM

Creek flow is as low as I have seen it all year, but the fish are still feeding.  Yesterday I tried dam #2 in DE and had limited success at the face of the dam, although the bait fisher has a nice stringer.  Today I visited the PA section below Good Hope Rd and managed one rainbow and one brown in the riffely sections on a hares ear/zebra midge tandem.  Watch that the streamside veggies don't eat up your casts since you really need to stay back from the water in order not to spook the fish on your approach. For those of you who have not been in the shop recently, the clearance table now sports some fly lines at 50% discounts and a few spare spools for TFO &  Redington reels that may fit your reel and your budget.  Gudebrod thread at $0.25 per spool is a great buy also.  See ya soon.

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