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The Stinky Bass

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April 12, 2015

Pat and I wanted to float, but after the recent rains all of our local options were too high and/or muddy. I’m not complaining about it. Fish like water, and I’d rather see a creek bank-full than find the streambed half sun-dried.

At high levels, the ideal conditions are only a day or…


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Spring Rain

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April 4, 2015

This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke.
A moment comes on all outings when I stop fixating on the fishing and look around to take in the surroundings. I hadn’t quite figured out what the fish were taking, and I needed to break, and adjust my…


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Big Flows

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March 30, 2015

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…


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Fly Of The Year

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March 20, 2015

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…


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Commentary

Last Call For Comment On DHALO Regs Change

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March 15, 2015

The sixty-day period allotted by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission for comments on the proposed changes to specially regulated waters designated Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only (DHALO) is coming to an end.

I’m not going to go into a diatribe here listing the reasons that the proposal is a bad idea….


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Catching Up

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March 14, 2015

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…


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Save Your Marriage – Buy Less Fly Rods

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March 10, 2015

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.  However, the greatest cost of all in fly fishing is the fly rod.   A…


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Tips/Tactics

Efficiency: Part 1 – Knots

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March 6, 2015

“You can’t catch a fish without your fly in the water.”

Efficiency has become a game for me; it’s something I enjoy; it’s something I think about when I’m not fishing, and I’m constantly trying to improve on a system that keeps my flies in the water and the downtime…

Domenick Swentosky
BELLEFONTE, PA

Hi. I'm a father of two young boys, a husband, writer, musician and fisherman. I fly fish for wild brown trout in the cool limestone waters of Central Pennsylvania year round. This is my home, and I love it. Friends. Family. And the river.

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