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Redemption

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November 8, 2014

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 respect to…


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Traditions

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November 7, 2014

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 gather every year to…


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The Backing Barrel

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November 5, 2014

A decade ago I learned about euro-nymphing, and I was impressed with the rig. I gradually made the switch from a Joe Humphreys nymphing style, worked my way through the short line tactics, then lengthened the leader and learned to fish at distance.  I believe Humphreys was close — real close –…


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An Afternoon Quickie

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October 20, 2014

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 have…


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Meet Snaggletooth

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October 17, 2014

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…


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Fall Camping Trip | 2014

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September 26, 2014

My Dad got a new camper and he set up two fall trips, this being the first one.  So, my uncle joined him for the whole trip and I joined them on Monday and Tuesday.

We fished the first upper island on Monday and the fishing was ok. I played…


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The Wild West

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July 28, 2014

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…


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Perfect Peace

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July 28, 2014

Everything was too loud this week. Sometimes it feels like I wasn’t built to be around people, and the simple interactions with others, even with my own family, stack and pile on top of me. My jumbled thoughts and endless worry needed to go away for a while, 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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