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By KenP on 3/30/2013 4:50 PM

Today I finished rods.  I don't fish opening day any longer.  I leave that to the hard core anglers that don't fish every day!


By KenP on 3/29/2013 4:47 PM

Got a last chance at the fish on the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River  in the PA preserve today before the opening day torrent.  The fish were slow to take again today, as they inspected a lot of different offerings.  Got  two to take a Vince Wilcox micro stone pattern.  I usually use that fly in the mid winter at the dam locatins as it has good movement.  Today two browns suffered sore mouths thinking it was real food.


By KenP on 3/28/2013 4:45 PM

The fish are getting an education and refused to hit a beautifully tied hares ear today.  The PT nymph and emerger  that hit 'em in the nose got no different result.  Just one fish today on a gray ghost streamer.


By KenP on 3/23/2013 2:41 PM

Fished the Octoraro Creek this morning at the White Clay Fly Fishers first outing of the year.  Helped my new friend Randy with his casting and we fished a few hundred yards down from the Pusyville Rd bridge in the 29 degree day, while the 39 degree water made my toes feel very uncomfortable.  A number of the members, Ed O, Doug J, Steve B, all claimed to have good days and Steve was lucky enough to land a trophy brown. Most productive fly for the day was a red zebra midge sz 20 fished below a weighted nymph. A few of us were also lucky and had a hot lunch!  We all had a fun day.  If you are looking for the kind of fishing comeraderie that comes with belonging to a great group, this is the club to join.  The next meeting is Tuesday April 15th at the Lonfdon Tract meeting house 7:00 pm.


By KenP on 3/21/2013 11:01 AM

Those of you interested in learning to build your own rod may want to mark your calendar to be a guest for an instructional meeting on April 4th,  being put on by the Tri-State Custom Rodbuilders at the Paoli Fire house 8:00 pm.  A number of different style rods and the techniques used to fashion them will be on display and the informal session will give you ample time to speak with the builders displaying.  I can offer a car pool for those unsure where to go.  Just contact me by cell or email from the info on this site.


By KenP on 3/20/2013 10:56 AM

Although it was cold and windy and cold the fish were happy to bite this morning.  Water was 39 degrees and somewhat cloudy from last evenings rain.  Caught all browns below the falls on the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River in PA preserve.  Best fly continues to be an edson tiger dark streamer or a golden retriever.  Dave's muskrat nymph also fooled a few browns today.


By KenP on 3/18/2013 8:00 AM

Another cold morning on the White Clay Creek in the PA Preserve, a Delaware River, makes for short outings for me.  The fish were lined up in feeding positions but I couldn't get a bite this morning.  They must feel the falling barometer or something.  I was cold to the core in less than 2 hours today.  I may need to carry that thermos with me instead of leaving it in the car.  I guess my vest will weigh 72 pounds instead of just 70 pounds!

For those of you that might want to know Tom P and I are doing a very interesting live fly tying demo tomorrow, Tuesday March 19th at the White Clay Fly Fishers meeting at the London Tract Meeting House at the corner of London Tract and South Bank Rds at 7:30 pm.  Tom P will be ty ... Read More »

By KenP on 3/15/2013 11:57 AM

Cold and windy morning conditions made today an uncomfortable proposition.  I was bundled up but releasing fish today made my wet hands feel like little icicles.  I am teaching a class later so I hope I warm up.  The fact that I caught a few nice fish on a wet fly this morning doesn't make the prospect seem any warmer.


By KenP on 3/9/2013 12:32 PM

Hope to get a report from all those fishers on the DH section of the White Clay Creek a Delaware River in PA this morning.  Nice weather brought all the fishers out today.   Seems everyone has had winter cabin fever. Hope the catching was good.  WCFF have their annual banquet tonight.  Lots of really nice fishing items will be won on those donation tables.


By KenP on 3/7/2013 12:42 PM

Seems the storm never developed but the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River in PA and DE was a little high this morning.  The browns were stacked up feeding again and chasing one another out of feeding positions so the takes were competitive and quite jarring.  I found that a bh hares ear size 14 worked well almost all morning. I traveled between London Tract and Sharpless Road bridges with the best stretch being just before the falls.


By KenP on 3/5/2013 10:39 PM

Fished this afternoon into the darkness since the temps were warmer than usual before the storm.  I was able to catch a brown on a funky feather streamer orange and yellow and a rainbow on a zebra midge.  The fish were actively feeding on something very small - smaller than the sieve on my capture net.  With the big storm loomng I doubt that I will be out on Wed or thursday.


By KenP on 3/3/2013 10:10 AM

A personal committment to help my wife with a fund raiser today will keep me off the stream.  I did get a reliable fishing report from my friend Art E of the SJFF that the golden retriever was the right fly on Friday as he and a few club members used it with success most of the day.  Streamers are very effective during the "stocking" period and chasing a bait fish imitation is a great strategy to catch fish early in the season before any real insect hatching is evident. 

I have had a lot of questions about seeing little black stone flies.  So far that usually productive Jan/Feb hatch has not occurred in any numbers.  I have been casting my version of the little black stone nymph and dry with very little success this year.  I am guessing that the rain ev ... Read More »

By KenP on 3/2/2013 10:00 PM

Attendied the "not so big show" in Lancaster yesterday and the highlight for me was seeing so many of you who have been my fishing friends and customers from the past.  I really appreciated all your best wishes for getting that new shop open sooner!

I see why the Somersett show has been the attraction over the years as this show truely offered much less, On the plus side the number of tyers was impressive and I always learn something from every one.  Tying is a lifelong adventure and I found a few "new" materials and learned their use today.  Hope all of you who attended found some bargains and learned some techniques to help you too.


By KenP on 3/1/2013 8:15 AM

Morning committments are going to keep me off the water today, but tomorrow is the fly show in Lancaster, so I hope to bump into some of you there.


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