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ABSENCE

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February 24, 2015

 

Enjoy the day.
Domenick Swentosky
Troutbitten
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domenick@troutbitten.com

Cold One


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Streamer Fishing Bite Windows

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February 21, 2015

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…


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Two Days in the Deep Freeze

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February 17, 2015

I spent most of the last two days in, on and around it, partially covered and burdened by it; and breaking, chipping and melting it —  ICE.

I’ve fished the single digit temps a handful of times before, but it’s been a while since I’ve had that chance, so when I…


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Locked Up

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February 15, 2015

This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke.
Lately life has been busy and I’ve had trouble finding time on the water.  I did make it out for a morning last weekend to enjoy one of the warmer days we’ve had.  Dom and I talked about locations…


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A Boat Made For Small Rivers

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February 14, 2015

This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke.
So you want to fish out of a boat but your local rivers are small in stature?  No Problem.

Over the years I’ve done a great deal of traveling to remote fly fishing locations.  When I started taking fishing trips,…


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DIY – Bar Boots

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February 13, 2015

I burn through boot soles fast. And cheap boots with poor foot support are a bad idea when you’re wading heavy runs and putting full days on the water with lots of hiking, so I was spending about $150 every ten months on a new pair of boots.

I used…


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Bead, Lead and Flat Nylon

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February 10, 2015

I’ve seen a lot of ways to get the lead secured on the hook; many of them use super glue, which is an unnecessary step, and most use the same thin thread that you are tying the rest of the fly with. Both of these methods waste time, and although I…


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It’s All About Time On the Water

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February 2, 2015

There’s a large clearing on the far side of the cold river underneath some tall spruce trees. It’s a steep but quick hike to get on top of the ledge, but the canopy of evergreens have often provided me considerable shade in the summer, and I knew that on this winter…

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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