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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...
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...

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...

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...

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...

How To Make A Rainbow Trout Look Cool

How To Make A Rainbow Trout Look Cool

This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. We’ve all been there before.  You are fishing on a stream with a large population of wild brown trout.  You hook into a fish that is much larger than any fish you’ve ever caught out of that stream.  Your heart...

Redemption

Redemption

** This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. ** I spent the better part of last month exploring new water in my area.  I targeted the lower ends of many of our famous trout rivers looking for trophy fish.  Many of these places are considered marginal in...

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Traditions

Traditions

** This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. ** One of the greatest facets of fly fishing is the traditions that develop between fishing companions.  Many people fish the same stretch of water every year for the first day of trout season.  Other fisherman...

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An Afternoon Quickie

An Afternoon Quickie

** This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. ** I have two young boys and I often pick my fishing times around naps and other activities.  These quickies are not the most satisfying fishing trips where you can take your time one on the water.  You really don't...

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Meet Snaggletooth

Meet Snaggletooth

** This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. ** Today was a day where all my plans backfired. I originally looked to explore some new water on our favorite big trout river.  I was somewhat behind where I needed to be to meet a milestone at work. So I had to go...

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The Wild West

The Wild West

** This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. **  I'm excited to post my first major trip report since starting the blog. This trip was supposed to follow ranks with many of the other big trips I've gone on. I hoped to have at least 4 or 5 other guys going....

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