Off the beaten path for Opening Day of Trout Season in Southwestern Pennsylvania

It goes without question that early season trout fishing in Pennsylvania means crowded streams. All of the open stocked waters are filled with happy hatchery trout and it’s a great to see families, and friends out for a fish. I have written about stocked trout and fishing for them a few times. Including good early … Continue reading Off the beaten path for Opening Day of Trout Season in Southwestern Pennsylvania

Seven must have flies for fly fishing Pennsylvania on opening day of trout season.

For many the spring season starts with going to their favorite water to try and catch a few recently stocked fish. I have written about this in the past a few times. I have many great memories of opening days with my friends and I believe it’s a nice way to learn the game. Often … Continue reading Seven must have flies for fly fishing Pennsylvania on opening day of trout season.

Fly Fishing Fall Season, Learn how to identify wild trout.

There is something special about the autumn season. In Pennsylvania by October the trees are glowing with brilliant color; add low humidity, crisp mornings and you have a great combination for doing anything outdoors. For me that’s definitely fly fishing. For the trout, it’s also a special time because it triggers their appetite to stock-up … Continue reading Fly Fishing Fall Season, Learn how to identify wild trout.

Where to Fly Fish for Trout on Labor Day weekend in Pennsylvania

In search of cold water fisheries. Although Labor Day marks the end of summer for many activities when it comes to trout fishing we are usually waiting for cooler weather to start up our pursuit. Like most fly fisherman I let trout survive the hot summer months and concentrate my efforts on other species, but … Continue reading Where to Fly Fish for Trout on Labor Day weekend in Pennsylvania

Fly Fishing Northcentral Pennsylvania: Cedar Run

Name: Cedar Run Region: Northcentral Pennsylvania County: Tioga, Lycoming GPS Coordinates:   Dark Olive Caddis (16)     Green Caddis (16)     Tan Caddis (16)   Little Yellow Stonefly (16)   Sulphur (16 18)   Blue-WInged Olive (14 -16)   Trico (24)

Fly Fishing Northcentral Pennsylvania: Slate Run

Name: Slate Run Region: North-Central Pennsylvania County: Tioga, Lycoming GPS Coordinates:   Dark Olive Caddis (16)     Green Caddis (16)     Tan Caddis (16)   Little Yellow Stonefly (16)   Sulphur (16 18)   Blue-WInged Olive (14 -16)   Trico (24)

Fly Fishing Central Pennsylvania: Little Juniata River

Name: Little Juniata River Region: Central Pennsylvania County: Blair, Huntingdon GPS Coordinates: 40°34′17″N, 78°8′17″W Approximate Length: 32 miles State Fishing Designation: Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only http://fishinpa.com/ Little Juniata River – 0.7 mile; from the first bridge on SR 0220 just northeast of Bellwood downstream to the confluence with the first unnamed tributary entering from … Continue reading Fly Fishing Central Pennsylvania: Little Juniata River

Seven easy tips that will absolutely improve your fly fishing

Prepare to catch more fish. As with many great activities, fly fishing offers us the chance to get outdoors, test our skills, and share time with family and friends. A day on the water chasing your prey can turn from enjoyable to gloomy if not well planned. A sudden thunder storm drenches your party and … Continue reading Seven easy tips that will absolutely improve your fly fishing

Fly Fishing Events

CLINICS Discover the Laurel Highlands Trout Trail and learn how to fly fish using easy to follow steps. These entry-level clinics cover all the essential topics. No experience required. Enjoy the scenery while receiving group and individual on-stream instruction from Leo Vensel, Licensed Pennsylvania Guide, Certified FFF Casting Instructor, Forbes Trail TU Chapter President, and … Continue reading Fly Fishing Events

Fly Fishing Southwestern Pennsylvania: Linn Run

Name:Linn Run Region: Southwestern Pennsylvania County: Westmoreland GPS Coordinates: 40°09′23″N 79°13′52″W Approximate Length: 4 miles State Fishing Designation: Open Waters, from Grove Run downstream to park boundary. Description: Linn Run truly is a success story. The region and watershed were devastated during the mid-to-late 19th century and very early 20th century. Clear cut lumbering resulting … Continue reading Fly Fishing Southwestern Pennsylvania: Linn Run

Fly Fishing Southwestern Pennsylvania: Linn Run

Linn Run truly is a success story. The region and watershed were devastated during the mid-to-late 19th century and very early 20th century. Clear cut lumbering resulting in wildfires were the sources of this devastation. Further damage was caused by acid rain carried in the jet stream from the Ohio valley rust belt. Through arduous … Continue reading Fly Fishing Southwestern Pennsylvania: Linn Run

The ever-present critically important Midge.

(order Diptera, family Chironomidae) Photo: S. Rae For such a tiny insect, as the name suggests, midges are an important food source. They hatch throughout the year and become a primary source during the winter season. Commonly mistaken for a mosquito the adult midge is the stage most anglers identify. Adults have a mosquito-like appearance … Continue reading The ever-present critically important Midge.

Fly Fishing Southwestern Pennsylvania: Meadow Run

Name: Meadow Run Region: Southwestern Pennsylvania County: Fayette GPS Coordinates: 39°50’30”N, 79°26’03”W, 39.841667, -79.434167 [a] Approximate Length: 10 miles State Fishing Designation: Delayed Harvest/Artificial Lures, 2.2 miles from Dinnerbell Road downstream to the mouth of the river. Mayflies and other insects: Common Name (Hook Size) FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT Hendrickson … Continue reading Fly Fishing Southwestern Pennsylvania: Meadow Run

Fly Fishing Guide Service

Rates | What To Bring | About Your Guide| Book a Trip Fly Fishing Southwestern Pennsylvania and Beyond I offer a broad range of guided walk-and-wade fly fishing adventures in Southwestern Pennsylvania and beyond.  Pennsylvania fly fishing offers the angler many diverse opportunities.  Water types ranging from fast running mountain streams, rich limestone spring creeks, … Continue reading Fly Fishing Guide Service