Fly Fishing Central Pennsylvania

Thanks to Steve for the stream report from Central Pennsylvania.

Theaux and staff,
I had the opportunity to spend Saturday the 18th fly fishing with my brother on some Central Pennsylvania streams. The weather was perfect, around 76 degrees, and we hit Penns Creek for smallmouth first. Fishing poppers, streamers and nymphs, we were able to land a few smallies. On the way to Big Fishing Creek to fish the evening rises, we stopped at a small brookie stream…sorry I don’t recall the name of it. I hooked two brookies, and brought one to hand that was just over six inches. My brother caught one about the same size, and a 9 inch brown from the same pool. We got to our destination pool on Big Fishing Creek and watched for about 20 minutes. There were some slate drakes coming off, and I chose a parachute adams. After about 10 minutes of casting, the fish I was casting to hit it hard, and I landed my personal best 12 ½ inch wild brown. My brother then started casting to an upstream rising fish and a few casts later landed a 13 inch brown. It was a very successful trip and I am getting better at this! It’s been less than a year, and I feel like I still have a lot to learn. By the way, the gear is holding up well.

Steve Gutowski