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Grobe’s Birthday Trip

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January 24, 2015

This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke.
A few weeks back, Grobe and I talked about putting together a mini two day fishing excursion.  Grobe had some time off for his birthday and wanted to go hog hunting.  We discussed our destinations and I had a…


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Night Shift – Breaking the Ice

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January 22, 2015

I’ve been fishing in the dark two other times since my last Night Shift report, and on each of those trips I experienced limited zero success. I knew that winter night fishing was going to beat me up and test my resolve, however, it’s been even slower than I expected; but then last night I…


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A Better Streamer Box

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January 21, 2015

After many years of carrying a select group of my favorite streamers in a fairly small box, I now find myself in an experimental phase with the big bugs again.  I’m generally in the camp that believes presentation is far more important than pattern, but trying new stuff is fun,…


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Winter Cookout

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January 20, 2015

Last Sunday Sloop John B set up the annual Troutbitten winter cookout. I think most of us prefer to fish with a little space around us, so I’ve never been one to get excited about fishing with a load of people, but at this location, there are so many different directions…


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The Hero

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January 14, 2015

Lately I’ve been getting myself in the mode of walking more than fishing.  I never really have any preconceived plan to walk in far.  It just kind of happens.   I think it is the allure of knowing that the further I walk in, the less chance I have of…


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Night Shift – Tracks

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January 13, 2015

** Note: This January 2015 post is rewritten and revisited here.

So many of our favorite waters are accompanied by railroad tracks, and walking the familiar but odd stride required by the spacing of the wooden ties has become instinctive to me.  The tracks are a welcome companion and a clear…


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Frozen

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January 10, 2015

This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke.
I debated whether to go fishing today.  When I woke up it looked NASTY outside. I decided to spend the morning with my boys and then reconsider fishing in the afternoon.  Depending on which weather forecast I was looking…


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The Rise Of The Zombie Brown

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January 6, 2015

This post is from contributing author, Dick Jones.
In short notice, I sent Dom a text to see if he could hit the water with me today and after working out some deal with Becky, he said he was in. He later sent me a text and…

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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