February 2018


Presenting at the Cabin Fever 2018 Expo

February 28, 2018
This Sunday, I'm speaking about the Mono Rig at the annual Cabin Fever Expo in Mars, Pennsylvania (Sponsored by Penn’s Woods West Trout Unlimited)  My slot is at 2:00 pm. I'm looking forward to this one.

Troutbitten Guided Fly Fishing Trips

February 27, 2018

Where do you want to go?  What do you want to learn?  What do you want to catch?

I offer guided fly fishing trips to the storied waters of Central and North Central Pennsylvania: Spring Creek, Penns Creek, Little Juniata River, Fishing Creek, Clarion River, Kishacoquillas Creek, Bald Eagle Creek, First Fork of the Sinnemahoning, Slate Run, Pine Creek and more.

This area of Pennsylvania is full of wild brown trout and native brook trout. Each river has its own mystery, its own gifts and its own set of challenges.

The limestone streams of Central Pennsylvania provide consistent flows all year long. Cool in the summer and warm in the winter, the constant flows of limestone springs offer a nutrient rich, stable habitat for trout and year-round opportunities for fly fishers. All of these rivers feature catch and release regulations for much of their length.

The freestone rivers of North Central Pennsylvania are mostly high gradient, tumbling waters. Action and opportunities are less consistent, but the wild brown trout are sometimes larger. The brook trout strongholds of this region provide an isolated adventure in the back country of Pennsylvania state forests.

Fifty Tips Tips/Tactics

Fifty Fly Fishing Tips: #31 — Fish Two Flies — Why, When, How

February 25, 2018

Two flies don’t tangle much. Yes, I know the skeptic immediately thinks about a maze of twisted tippet. And we all fear the site of multiple flies in an…

Commentary Philosophy

Front-Ended: Can We Stop Doing this to Each Other?

February 23, 2018

There are two types of people who will front end you on the river: the rookie who honestly and innocently doesn’t understand on-stream protocol and the guy who knows…

Fly Fishing Strategies Stories Tips/Tactics

Fly Fishing Strategies: No Limits — Fish every type of weight available

February 21, 2018

Do you use weighted flies or split shot? It’s a common question with a flawed premise. Why choose? Why limit yourself to one or the other? And why use…