Flyfishing News and Notes

3.9.2019….Early Season Hours

Things are picking up..Starting this week shop hours will be as seen below:

Saturday’s demo lineup at the Extravaganza.

Posted March 9, 2019

3.8.2019….smells like spring..almost

Hello. We aren’t far off now. The future weather forecast indicates a break in the weather. Hopefully it’s here to stay.

Butterball!

Fishing has been good if you have been able to withstand the cold. We have been seeing midges, early black stoneflies, and blue wing olives. Not a bad way to ring in March.

Our Extravaganza is next weekend March 15-17.

Storewide discounts.

Unprecedented sales.

Food.

Drinks.

Fly tying

Fly tying Demos

Nymph Rigging Demo

Streamer Fishing Demo

Come check out new products for the year. We have some very cool gear in the shop this year that we think will tickle your fancy.

Learn to tie Catskill Style March Brown with Todd “the fly tyer” Johnson at the Extravaganza.

Time :TBA

Shop tyer Jim Shawley will be teaching how to tie a Woven Stonefly nymph during the Extravaganza.

Time: TBA

Where winter maintenance meets no winter maintenance {Millheim Siglerville Pike aka the Coburn route to Poe Paddy State Park}

We’ve been receiving lots of questions about ice and access into the Creek. The Woodward Gap Road to the Cherry Run section of the creek looks similar to the road to Poe…

Without chains, forget about it. Take the long route to Weikert and back to access the Cherry Run Section.

Tunnel road is clear.

Ingleby is generally clear as it has permanent residents. Access to Poe Paddy is just a short tredge downstream from Ingleby.

Happy weekend friends!

Posted March 8, 2019

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

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