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By KenP on 6/16/2016 12:49 PM

                   This is my final blog entry

Ken Prager can be reached at 610-999-9897 for custom rods, rod repair and custom tied flies. Ken also can supply fly lines, waders, boots, and reels from selected vendors he has historically worked with.

The blog tab will continue to be a resource for those that want historical information about the White Clay Creek, Brandywine Creek. Big Elk Creek, and Deer Creek.  Historical information may he ... Read More »

By KenP on 9/18/2015 1:41 PM

Hi readers.  Offering a DOLLAR SALE on fly tying materials.  Any pkg just a buck.  Need to call me to arrange your shopping spree.  You'll never see anything like this again.  When the stuff is gone, its gone.

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By KenP on 9/18/2015 1:38 PM

More bass today at the same spot.  Seems that the boulders are holding most of the fish.  The water is very low and still quite warm 70, so leave those trout alone so they are not streesed any more than the environment they are holding in.  One  fish ate a caddis pattern off the surface. the next one was caught deep.


By KenP on 9/14/2015 1:35 PM

Fished today at the DE/PA line on the middlebranch of the White Clay Creek, A delaware river, Picked up two nice bass one over 16".  That was the target and the fly was, yup, golden retriever.


By KenP on 9/1/2015 3:02 PM

Apologies to readers for my tardiness in updating the blog and announcing that I am moving to my retirement home in HHI, SC.  All the fun responsibilities with preparing for actual retirement have had me off the creek and in many cases in HH attending to business and fishing.  The 12 miles of public beach on HH, still need my attention too.So....I walked the WWC and observed the low water conditions and the holes and many hiding spots we never see during regular or high water conditions.  In 1989 I mapped the creek in detail, but with the high water events the map is really just ancient history.You get a new appreciation for the fight stocked trout realize to survive on the WCC DH.  I only noticed spawning behavior on one occation and have caught a few under stocking size small brown trout throughout the years. ... Read More »

By KenP on 6/13/2015 5:28 PM

If you wanted to see some beautiful bamboo fly rods, you should have been at the WCFF outing today.  Some Zimny's, Southbend, Orvis to name a few,  where just fabulous rods.  Didn't even get close to "winning" again this year, but a great time was had by all.  I used as my one fly a sz 18 rusty brown bodied caddis.  Landed 3 nice fish in a matter of 20 minutes.  nothing after that.


By KenP on 6/11/2015 5:24 PM

Tried fishing the WCC a Delaware River in PA up stream from the DH section, that's above goodhope rd., in prepararation for the White Clay Fly Fishers one fly contest and bamboo outing this coming weekend.  Found a nice hole above North bank rd that was holding a pod of fish and banged it hard with caddis today.  Seems like a good place to operate and try to win a gift certificate for a "win" on Saturday at the outing.


By KenP on 6/9/2015 5:18 PM

I had been using tenkara flies and a TFO 11' tenkara rod since the winter and using mostly dry style tenkara flies.  The fish have been very cooperative and a lot of the late spring stockers have been coming to the top to investigate.  I know many readers don't have this equipment so I have just shut down recoerding the WCC blog entries, while I investigated this "new" fishing technnique.  Now it's time to put that equipment on the shelf and concentrate on my casting again.  So future blog entries will be be back on track.


By KenP on 4/28/2015 11:44 AM

Hey, just a shout out. I will be at the annual White Clay Creek Fest at Carpenter Park on May 2, helping with casting at the White Clay Fly  Fishers tent. Stop by and see what members are tying and maybe tie one yourself.  Yup, bring the kids.  The event is really a nice day out as we work towards clean water for our futures.  Live music, very cool raptor event, and just fun....and I am taking credit for the good weather in advance.  Thx Dick P for the effort getting the prizes prepared. Never know what you might win.


By KenP on 4/28/2015 11:32 AM

Hope you are finding your spring fishing up to expectations.  This monthly update will find the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River, fishing exceptionally well especially since the state stocking were successful.  Thx to those of you who continually volunteer your time to make the creek stockings a success.  It just doesnt happan as you well know.  The Big Elk creek got some nicely colored fish this year. By the looks of those on stringers a fair number have been fooled.  Deer Creek is on mother natures schedule, not ours. It has been hit or miss for those visiting this spring.  Thx to the fly pattern introduced to me by Balt native Larry P, I have been in both catagories this year.  Had a few nicer sized though.

Thx for all those greetings for good health.  I feel good and the tests show that I can look forward to ... Read More »

By KenP on 2/18/2015 3:49 PM

The White C;ay Creek is pretty well frozen although as I made a pass at it this afternoon and there were some openings down the middle of the faster sections. Way cold. 

I will be displaying as a vendor at the Lancaster Fly Show Feb 28th and Mar 1st. Look for the Vintage Rod Booth.  This will be the last opportunity to grab fantastically priced fly rod models I am offering.  Once they are gone, they will be gone forever. Hope to see you there.


By KenP on 2/2/2015 3:46 PM

In my seventh week of recovery and I have been using a 11'-0" TFO tenkara rod and trying to stay out of the water.  My stamina is still driving me to short outings.  Took a brown on the first cast with a kebari dry fly.  Then I spent the rest of the morning trying to keep the flies out of the trees and brush.  This "cane pole" fishing requires a lighter touch!


By KenP on 1/2/2015 4:50 PM

Thx to all of your positive thoughts and prayers I am on the mend from prostate cancer.  Had it removed.  Spent a half hour trying to bend down to lace my wading boots and was exhausted. Maybe that's why they wanted me to refrain for 6 weeks.  Just past 4!  Did fish for an hour with my Tenkara setup and caught one brown.  The White Clay Creek, a Delaware River in the PA preserve had a winter stocking thx to the the White Clay Fly Fishers and the volunteers that helped.  Fish were supplied from revenue from the custom rod donation by past president Dick P and the help of the local fly shops selling tix. I hope to be feeling up to fishing more days in 2015 as my recovery allows.  Stream conditions looked normal for the early winter.  Flows about normal.  Saw the heron, who followed me at a discreet distance during this trip.  I should follow him, as he has to fish to ... Read More »

By KenP on 12/3/2014 8:36 PM

Will be spending the next two days in the hospital for a procedure which will save my life.  Won't be able to fish for a few weeks so the blog may not be updated with fishing info about the White Clay Creek in DE and PA or the Big Elk in PA and MD. Stay tuned though as I will provide any info I get from fishers that share with me.


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 fish.


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