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By KenP on 11/24/2014 8:32 PM

Planned an early morning trip today on the White Clay Creek in PA, in the wind and the cold.  That sums up about all the activity too, just windy and cold...no fish.

Ken

By KenP on 11/22/2014 8:25 PM

Due to some medical testing appointments I have missed a fishing trip planned on the Salmon river in NY.  Instead my friend, Dick P and I attended the Fly Fishing Show in Somerset NJ today.  I have not been to this show in the last 5 or 6 years as  the Steelhead trip on the Salmon reservations were always at the same time in late Nov.  I found some new vendors that were offering some new materials which will be incorporated into some new flies for my box.  I'll report out about them after some R&D.  The show was okay, but nowhere near a substitute for my missed trip.

Ken

By KenP on 11/13/2014 8:20 PM

Fished a few tenkara style flies (Okie) in preparation for my Tenkara presentation to the WCFF next tuesday night.  You really have to position yourself relative to the trouts feeding lie when using this rod and fishing style.  Had quite a few fish take a look but only one take today.

Ken

By KenP on 11/10/2014 11:10 AM

 Other UV materials are available and I have used some white marabou as tails on buggers.  Not sure if it is as effective as the dubbing which appears to have a lot of color under the uv light.

Ken

By KenP on 11/10/2014 11:10 AM

I have been adding UV materials to my flies and keeping a record of the effectiveness.  Today I used two hares ear nymphs on my leader tippet setup.  I caught 4 fish today, all looked to be recent stockers and 3 of the 4 took the fly tied with the uv material.  I have been adding uv dubbing to a lot of flies this year,  and the results have been pretty much the same.  For every 3 fish caught, 2 were taked on the uv fly.  I just add a pinch of Spirit river uv light or dark enhancer to the pattern. Seems like it adds fish catching power.

Ken

By KenP on 11/6/2014 1:54 PM

Took advantage of a break in the rain today to fish the WCC in the PA preserve.  The leaf litter is reaching its autumn peak and finding open water is tough.  I have been using a jassid, leaf hopper pattern, which is very productive in the fall.  Lots of little beetles live on those fallen leaves and the trout recognize that.  When the bugs get trapped between the leaf and the water surface they are readily available to the trout and they eat them with vigor.  I cast into the open water hoping not to catch a leaf and then drift the jassid in the litter flow and hope for the best.  I was able to catch a number of browns today.  Another strategy I find effective is to drift a large streamer (sz 6/8) under a patch of leaves that continuually grow as leaves congregate in the soft water.  Just let that streamer hang under the patches and hold on.  Got one large ... Read More »

By KenP on 11/2/2014 10:31 AM

Just got back from a short outing today.  The windy cold conditions have added an enormous amount of leaf litter on the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River in PA preserve today.  Made the casting to open water very difficult.  I was also using a leaf hopper pattern, a dry fly developed by Vince marinaro.  I was able to attract two brown to it and landed one.  Conditions for me were not fair enough to continue, so it ended as a short outing as announced.

Ken

VA

By KenP on 11/1/2014 10:28 AM

Spent a few hours demonstrating fly tying and casting at the VA hospital in Elsmere with other members of the WCFF this morning.  The first two presentations were moved inside due to the inclimate weather, and were well attended with a lot of questions and interest in the the topic of flyfishing.

Ken 

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