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Author: KenP Created: 7/15/2008 6:02 PM
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By KenP on 11/22/2011 1:18 PM

Thanks to those of you who are encouraging me to get that darn shop open. Nobody wants that more than me, but there have been circustances beyond my control, and I am just resolved to take it as it comes.  I am still building custom rods and doing repairs from my home workshop, and suppying custom tied flies too.  I have been doing private one-on-one lessons for those that have been able to work with me on mutual schedules. Fly casting, tying and rod building are all possible.   I have been fishing the white clay, the elk and a few venues like the salmon river, the lagoons of Cozumel, and the beaches of NC when time has permitted.  I plan on keeeping this site up until the store can get open, so thanks again for all your support.

Ken

By KenP on 11/21/2011 3:06 PM

Visited the Salmon River in NY with my friends Carl F, Tom P, Chuck R, Leah G and Barb B.  The Salmon has some very large steelhead during this part of the year.  I fish there instead of the Erie tribs in order to get that 9-15 lb steelie.  Instead it was a few small fish and a mixed bag of "other" fish, rainbow, browns and kings ( yes a few were still late spawners).

I can't explain how grateful & lucky I have been to be able to get out there and fish such beautiful places with great fishing opportunities.  But it's back to the WCC till years end.

Ken

By KenP on 11/16/2011 5:12 PM

Made a run at the "hot" spots on the White Clay Creek in PA and DE today.  Just hit a spot and move using the best fly I know for success on the WCC.  Not a green weenie or a hares ear, but my favorite streamer - Edson tiger dark fished in a size 4 today, and with the pattern including metal cheeks - just like the original,  thanks to the efforts of my friend Paul B who provided the material.  Fish seem to really strike a streamer with gusto in the fall.  Many flies are past hatching and the fish take to a good meal when its available.

Ken

By KenP on 11/10/2011 12:46 PM

Lots of rainbows fell to nymph patterns fished near the bottom today.  The leaf fall is still troublesome so patience is paramount. 

Ken

By KenP on 11/7/2011 12:56 PM

Many of you have asked on the update on the shop opening , but all I can provide is no news.  My efforts to get open have been frustrated by local township inaction, so I am still just waiting for the approval for go ahead. My momentum has been slowed by trying to be located in my number one location.  Some other options seem to be bad business decisions so I am sticking it out until I can get into my first choice - even if it takes a bit longer.  Thx for your support and kind thoughts until things work out.

Ken

By KenP on 11/5/2011 12:49 PM

I almost never fish on the weekend and this is why.  The White Clay Creek has at lease 1 mile of fishable water in PA.  The rudeness created by crowding another fisher is more than I can stand.  Good manners dictate giving another fisher at least a few rod lengths of space.  After three moves based on being crowded out and  three moves to get free of other fishers crowding in,  resulted in my leaving for the day.  No report today - just annoyance.

Ken

By KenP on 10/31/2011 11:55 AM

The snowfall has contributed to a number of branches down and lots of leaves this cold morning.  Just one trout fell to a hares ear/pheasant tail combo.

Ken

By KenP on 10/25/2011 1:22 PM

The latest stocked fish are taking up feeding positions in the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River in PA and DE.  Attractor dries worked today- royal coachman dry size 12 and royal trude in size 10.  I was able to land a brace of browns at the DE line.

Ken

By KenP on 10/20/2011 11:19 AM

Many of the recently stocked rainbows in the White Clay Creek PA special regulation section of the middle branch look like they were glad to be out of the concrete holding pens they were raised in.  Many had burnt noses and roughed up fins, but they still were agreeable to an Edson Tiger dark streamer size 6 and 4. Some surface action was noted later in the morning after the sun was on the water.

Ken

By KenP on 10/6/2011 10:59 AM

So I pounded away at the big tree snag in the mud bank curve below London tract bridge today.  As good as the fishing was yesterday, it was a bust today.  Total flies lost - about a dozen.  Total fish to hand - zero.

Ken

By KenP on 10/5/2011 10:55 AM

An early chilly morning led to a good late morning on the White Clay Creek in PA for me today.  The trout have been hard to come by, but today I found a few in the shallow riffles.  A big white wullf seemed to please both the rainbows and browns. What they thought it was is a mystery.  Just a great day.

Ken

By KenP on 10/1/2011 10:50 AM

A number of the "holes" on the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River in DE and PA have been changed by fallen trees and debris from the flooding episodes we experienced over the last few weeks.  Although this may seem like bad news, the creek now has new challenges for you.  Learning to fish the new structure is always a learning experience and the fish find these new snags as great structure to hide.  Yes I have lost numerous flies trying to learn how to fish them. And yes they are changing the stream flow, but that's natures way and there's no reason to complain.  Just get out there and fish!

Ken

By KenP on 9/30/2011 10:47 AM

I have received a number of questions about fall stocking of the White Clay Creek , a Delaware River in PA and DE.  The schedules for DE and PA are on the respective web sites.  Just click on this blog tab,  look to the left under "Our Friends" and click on the link(s).

Regards

Ken

By KenP on 9/21/2011 11:52 AM

The trout have been reluctant to hit most offerings so I tried a setup with three wet flies of different colors.  The brown beaver dubbed wet was the ticket today.  The trout came over to look at the flies as they drifted through and decided the second one in the series - beaver dubbed wet was their favorite.

Ken

By KenP on 9/20/2011 11:48 AM

The flooding events of the last week have spread the trout out to the best holes.  You can see 'em today but catching them was another story.  Most of the fish that came to hand today were red eyed rocks and they fell for a green caddis emerger. I had two nice surface strikes on jassid imitations, but no hookups.

Ken

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