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Author: KenP Created: 7/15/2008 6:02 PM
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By KenP on 8/18/2011 10:38 AM

Thanks for all your questions and concerns for the openning of the new shop. Here is an update. The new shop location has some issues that are to be resolved at a township meeting on Aug 24th.  With the okay from the township, and a few alterations, I  will be able to sign a lease and get open.  I hope that everything goes well and I expect a grand opening around Thanksgiving or a week or two sooner.  If those expected snags are not cleared,  I will be forced to hunt down another location which will delay my re-opening.  More news when it's available. In the mean time if you contact me at the phone number on the site, and I will try to help you with flytying materials and rod building supplies available in my present limited inventory.


By KenP on 8/17/2011 1:35 PM

The White Clay Creek continues to be washed out from the heavy rain, with choc milk visability.  Fishing a big streamer on the edges actually worked today dispite the conditions.  A few smallies were fooled by the offering.  The creek needed the water, but we'll see how the draw down responds.


By KenP on 8/9/2011 11:51 AM

This mornings early outing found the creek needing some rain, at least in the section I fished.  Low water and high temps (73) really stress the trout.  I fished an ant all day and had a mixed bag of panfish, smallies and a single brown trout. The humidity was pretty close and I ended up with more water inside the waders than outside by the time I quit today.  Let's hope we get some relief from the projected thunder storms today.


By KenP on 8/3/2011 2:59 PM

Just got chased off the stream by lightning, but not before I walked a good part of the WCC from Londontract bridge to Sharpless Road.  The water is low in many stretches and the temp was 71 degress in two pools.  I was able to catch two smallies and two trout in the stretch I covered today.  Lots of overgrowth to deal with, but a stealthy approach worked.  The water temp is reaching the top limit which will stress the trout, so I suggest we find the deepest pools and fish them for bass until we get some rain runoff relief.


By KenP on 8/1/2011 7:48 AM

I just got back from family vacation in NC and wanted to respond to all those questions about what's happening on the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River in DE and PA.  I have been suggesting to those who have asked - find the areas in the WCC with the deepest pools and areas containing rocky bottoms.  The small mouth fishing in these areas has continued to be good even with the high water temps and lower flows. I gave the section at the DE/PA line a try this morning and was not disappointed.  A dozen smallies fell for heavily weighted  hare's ear nymph (sz 10) fished dead on the bottom.  A dead drift through the rocks worked on every cast that got to the bottom.  I also lost a number of nymphs to king neptune, but the presentation had to be in the rocks and on the bottm for success today.  Water temp was 71 degrees at 6:15 am.  Water levels are pretty low but I did catch one small brown trout ... Read More »


By KenP on 6/27/2011 3:21 PM

Ken with leopard rainbow

This is a typical Alagnak Alaskan leopard rainbow.  Somewhat like the monster trout stocked by DE this year.  This wild fish was 24" and fell for an articulated leach about 5" long. 

The WCC is still fishing well and a mixed bag of fish are still available.  Sorry these leopards only live in a few special drainages in the world. 

By KenP on 6/24/2011 12:49 PM

I have returned from another trip of a lifetime to Alaska, fishing for Leopard Rainbow Trout on the wilderness Alagnak River.  The fishing was great with a mix of rainbows, grayling and lake trout providing the "pull".  Once the pix are sorted I will post a few to let you see what you can experience on a future trip next year if you can see to it to accompany me.

I fished the White Clay Creek in PA this morning, in my new favorite stretch.  I caught a brace of trout on a size 18 elk hair caddis and a sz 10 crane fly adult.  Mixed in were a few red eyed rock and one smallie. A good morning before the lightning chased me off the water. 


By KenP on 6/5/2011 9:44 AM

You may have noticed that the page headers of the site now say: Delaware Flyfishing - Something New coming soon.  Stay tuned to the blog for update on plans for the new shop location.,  Till then you can reach me at 610 999-9897 or PO Box 166 Kemblesville PA 19347 or here on the site.

I fished the Brodheads this weekend while attending a wedding in the Poconos.  I also took a few minutes last night to fish the WCC in PA just before dark.  I may have a little time with the shop closing to fish the evening hatch and I will report what's happening as I experience that.  Last night, a combo hatch, caddis and trico event.  I was able to land two rainbows, one on each offering.


By KenP on 6/1/2011 10:05 AM

White Clay Outfitters is closed.  New contact info is as follows:

Ken Prager

PO Box 166 Kemblesville PA 19347

610 999-9897

By KenP on 5/31/2011 10:07 AM

White Clay Outfitters is closed.  The blog will continue to be updates, as will the web site to reflect the changes to business that are being planned.  Fishing updates can be communicated via the site.


By KenP on 5/25/2011 1:45 PM

The White Clay Creek in DE & PA continues to fish really well in certain sections that are holding many fish.  Some recent reports indicated that  these fishers were not even seeing fish, yet this morning produced four fish over 20" taken on caddis emergers and green elk hair caddis size 16 for me.

Time to act steathy and fish the rocks.


By KenP on 5/23/2011 10:24 AM

This is the last week to take advantage of the going out of business sale at White Clay Outfitters.  40% off all merchandise.  Get those gift cards redeemed.  Sorry - discounting does not apply to special orders.


By KenP on 5/20/2011 4:14 PM

White Clay Outfitters final announcement - Last chance before we go out of business on May 29th.  Now till we close - 40% off merchandise. If you are holding a gift cards it needs to be redeemed prior to May 29th. Sorry, discounting does not apply to special orders.   

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By KenP on 5/20/2011 3:44 PM

I got chased off the White Clay Creek by a rain cell with lightning this morning.  A brace of fish fell for a caddis emerger (size 6) - olive and caddis green early morning.  Many of the DE stockers are showing up in the lower portion of the main stem in PA.


By KenP on 5/17/2011 3:42 PM

The White Clay Creek is suffering from some flooding from the steady rain we are experiencing.  Try fishing a streamer near the bank if you are going to give it a try under these conditions.  Two fishers reported some limited success with a yellow dyed hornberg.


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