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The Rocket School Of Carpin’ | When it’s too hot for trout

** This post is from contributing author, Chris Kehres. ** Editor's Notes Trout fishing the long summer months means deeply shortened hours and far fewer opportunities. Finding cold enough water can be tough, and a stream thermometer becomes the most valuable tool in...

Relocation as a Productive Fishing Strategy

** This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. ** Twenty minutes after I posted the Take Five article, last week, I received this message from my friend, Pat Burke: “Just so you know, I strongly disagree with your post today.” He followed that with a smiley...

The Rocket School Of Carpin’ | When it’s too hot for trout

** This post is from contributing author, Chris Kehres. ** Editor's Notes Trout fishing the long summer months means deeply shortened hours and far fewer opportunities. Finding cold enough water can be tough, and a stream thermometer becomes the most valuable tool in...

Deja Vu- What You Can Learn From Taking A Photo

** This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. ** With the advances in camera equipment and the rise of social media as a way of sharing photos, photography is becoming a larger part of the fly fishing experience.  It is a simple way to convey your experiences...
Big Flows

Big Flows

This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. Matt and I met Thursday evening at the American Ale House to talk strategy and watch Dom’s gig.  We had a few places in mind to target big fish where Matt had done well a few days prior.  Throughout drinking a couple...

Fly Of The Year

Fly Of The Year

  This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke There were not many good fishing options with the high flows, but I wasn't going to pass up the beautiful weather on Monday.  I decided to drive out of town a bit to find more manageable flows and hopefully some...

Catching Up

Catching Up

This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. Every year as winter winds down, the fishing changes dramatically in our area. In winter, you can basically get by fishing a few confidence patterns most days on the water. Then March happens. It’s not that March is a...

Save Your Marriage – Buy Less Fly Rods

Save Your Marriage – Buy Less Fly Rods

This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. Fly fishing can be an expensive sport.  Most fisherman have thousands of dollars tied up in  reels, waders, boots, chest packs, base layers,  wading jackets, leaders, tippet, flies, and the list goes on and on. ...

Streamer Fishing Bite Windows

Streamer Fishing Bite Windows

This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. In fly fishing, bite windows are a period of time when fish are keyed in and are extremely willing to take an offering.  For an eastern dry fly fisherman, a prime bite window would be the last hour of daylight in late...

The Roadtrip

The Roadtrip

** This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. ** The stage was set.   I had my truck loaded to the max with fishing gear, pillows, sleeping bags, food, and beer.  I thanked my wife again for giving me reprieve and I pushed off a few hours before first light. I...

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Last Stop

Last Stop

This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. It has been a great year.  I think the biggest change for me in 2014 was moving away from fishing by myself and embracing the camaraderie of sharing a day on the water with someone else.  The best part about it for me...

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Taking The Solo Shot

Taking The Solo Shot

** This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. ** I really enjoy fishing with other guys when the opportunity presents itself.  The problem is my schedule often doesn’t line up.  So I end up spending the majority of my time fishing by myself.  While it's great...

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Go For A Fishing!!

Go For A Fishing!!

This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. No, my grasp of the English language is not that bad.  I’ll explain what the title means later… I was lucky enough to share the water with my good friend Jason the last two days.  Jason and I spent many hours fishing...

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The 20/20 Club

The 20/20 Club

** This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. ** Today was my first day off for the holidays.  I’m in a “use it or lose it” situation with my vacation time at work.  So with the combination of paid time off and holiday hours, I don’t need to return until the...

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The Lowly Woolybugger

The Lowly Woolybugger

This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. Today the Troutbitten members split ways and fished different parts of Central PA. My work schedule has been relentless as of late and I’ve been having trouble finding time to get out.  I decided to go for the home run...

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