Flyfishing News and Notes

2.20.2019….why wait

Hi.  We have been continuing to work in the shop to get ready for spring. Saturday’s atmosphere in the shop was reminiscent of spring. Lots of familiar faces stopping by to show they survived yet another winter.  

We are super excited about our Extravanganza. This year sales last all weekend, starting 9 am Friday March 15 and ending at 5pm Sunday March 17th.

As usual, Saturday will be the main event with fly tying, nymphing, leader building demos, food drinks and lots of fun. Bring your fishing buddies, family + kids and friends.

List of demos to come soon.

Guided trips have started rolling out the door finding plenty of success.  Catching a fish on Penns Creek any day is rewarding.  Doing it in February is even better.  Thank to the folks that have come out and fished with us so far. 

Why wait until “the season”,  call to book your guided day and get yours now. 





Posted February 19, 2019

3.19.2018….Spring is in the air

Hi all! Our Extravaganza is this Saturday March 24 from 9am-5pm. Storewide sales, food, beverages, fly tying demos, and lots of fun.  It’s always a blast to see everyone after winter and talk fishing.  Hope to see you there.

We have some really cool new stuff in the shop this year from Simms, Fishpond, Sitka Gear and G Loomis. We are also now carrying Hatch reels and tools as well as Handmade, Thomas and Thomas Fly Rods, both proudly made in the USA.

Fishing has really been good. Streamers have been producing some beautiful fish. Blue winged olives started almost two weeks ago on Spring Creek and the Little J and have started rolling on Big Fishing Creek and Penns Creek. Early black stones are also in the mix with plenty more on the way.

Our Guide Coordinator, Matt, recently picked up a new Stealthcraft Hooligan 3 man raft. We are happy to add a new option for anglers who are interested in floating with a friend. We have a number of waterways to float for trout and are super excited to be offering summer Smallmouth bass trips starting in June. 

We’ve had some guided trips rolling out the door and they have been yielding some serious fish!

Posted March 20, 2018

1.22.2018….Cabin Fever

Winter Guide Trip Special 3/4 Day:6 Hour – 1 Angler Float Trip: $299. Not a numbers game (most days) . We are on the hunt for trophy fish. Lots of streamer fishing. Some nymphing at prime locations. All gear, terminal tackle, coffee, snack and a pile of fun included. Crazy? Maybe, but so worth it. 

It is tolerable out there. The water is good. The fish are eating. Whats not to be happy about. Penns Creek is open thanks to the snow which turned to rain about a week and a half ago. Mild temps have melted the remaining ice. Penns is sitting somewhere north off 500 CFS. Fishing has been par for the course. Numbers haven’t been crazy but the quality of fish has been. 
We had a serious break in the weather this weekend. Even the lows were right around or above freezing. Cabin fever must have set in. We saw lots of faces through in the shop and plenty of anglers getting out there this weekend. Nymphing has been pretty good. Big stuff, eggs, small stuff, just pick your poison and fish it with confidence. Streamer bite has been on. Black is always a good choice. Articulated black is an ever better choice. 

Josh and I floated last Wednesday. Half day streamer float. Moved one and caught one mid teens fish. It was frigid. Anchor rope froze up and would not drop. Had to bust an inch worth of ice off each guide about every five minutes. Fun but frigid day with a high of 23 degrees.. 

Yesterday was a heck of a day on the water. I floated with my good friend Shaun, a local fire forester. We launched at noon and Shaun had a 17 inch brown annihilate his articulated streamer 50 yards from the launch. We boated 6 fish and moved 12 others. I got off the water to find a few pictures Josh sent me. The bite was on, on Fishing Creek also. Hope you were out yesterday. 

The water should hold and there is some precipitation expected in the next week. Air temps look good. 
Fly Shop Hours  
Monday- Closed

Tuesday- Closed

Wednesday- Closed

Thursday- Closed

Friday- 9AM-5PM

Saturday- 9AM-5PM

Sunday- 9AM-2PM

Posted January 22, 2018

12.1.2017….happy winter

Meteorologically speaking today is the first day of winter.  The fish aren’t too worried about it.  Fishing continues to be productive.  We have good flows of water on Penns Creek unlike last winter.   The streamer fishing has been productive some days while nymphing continues to be a consistent producer of fish day in and out.

We haven’t seen a whole heck of a lot of traffic on the water as we are into PA Deer Rifle Season.  Never a bad idea to wear an orange hat this time of year, just to be safe. If you need one stop in the shop and check out our selection of Sitka Gear.. the orange hats will let hunters know where you are at and the base layers will keep your warm so you can fish all day long..

Egg patterns are a must have when entering the stream.  Smaller attractor nymphs; Frenchie, Iron Lotus, and Rainbow Warriors seem to get the job done.  Pheasant tails and hare ears can be just as productive as this time tested flies have the potential to produce fish any day of the year..

Updated shop hours:

(sorry the last post of hours was hard to read)

Christmas is just around the corner now! Remember we do offer gift certificates which can be applied to the Fly Shop, Bed & Breakfast, and Guided Trips. Stop in the shop or call to order one.

Posted December 1, 2017

9.10.2017….Midgetember

The fly shop will close today, Sunday September 10 at 2:30pm. 

Sorry for any inconveniences.
Please call Jonas at (814) 574-9426 with questions or concerns.  

We will continue with regular business hours,9:00am-5:00pm, tomorrow Monday September 11th 2017.
Penns creek is in fine condition. The flow is a tad low but water temperatures are great. Elk Creek is coming in at 58 degrees while Upper Penns is coming in at 62 degrees.
Slate drakes, BWO, Slate Drake, Tan Caddis and October Caddis are keeping the fish happy and looking up. Don’t forget about midges.  Always a go to for this time of year.
Our guided trips are continuing to bring in success with things looking up. It seems we are over the hump that is summer and heading for fall fishing!
Be sure to stop in to check out our wide selection of Sitka Gear to ready up for hunting season. These pooches are happy about it!

Posted September 10, 2017

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