We are open 9 – 5.
While it is only the 22nd of February the weather has us thinking Spring. We’ve had some generally mild weather for the last week and there seems to be more headed our way. The creek is in pretty good shape. Warmer days have been producing some Blue Winged Olives. Some anglers report of seeing a riser here or there but nothing real consistent. There has been a good bit midge activity and fish feeding on them. Don’t be afraid to try a dry dropper rig with a midge. An Olive CDC Caddis to a black zebra midge is personal favorite rig for the early season. Keep your eyes open for the Little Black Stoneflies, they could be happening any day know.
Mark your calendars, our Annual Spring Extravaganza is Saturday March 25th.
- Clearance Items
- Food and Beverages
- Fly Tying Demos
- Meet our Hardy and Simms Reps
Central Pennsylvania as well as most of the North East was blasted by rain at the end of last week. While our neighbors to the east and west both faced torrential storms and flooding, Penns Valley recieved very little rain. Penns Creek hardly budged at all, while just about every other body of water blew out. Some recovered quicker than others, as some as still on the way down today. The Little J, Spring Creek, and Fishing Creek are all on the rebound and should produce some good fish catching for the next few days. Penns Creek is still running around 50 CFS: very low, slow and clear. Olives and blue quills are hatching on with a variety of caddis and midges on Penns Creek. There are a few slates and October caddis popping off still. Anglers are likely to find rising fish mid morning and mid to later afternoon. Streamer fishing has continues to produce with the agressive,pre-spawn brown trout.
Hope you survived the summer. It was a hot and dry one aound here. We saw very little rain which made fish catching considerably more difficult as the water levels dropped and the water temperatures rose. Thankfully seasons change. Things have been picking back up around Coburn as the air and water temps have begun to subside. Penns Creek is still running super low and clear. Anglers have reported some increased fish activity on top. Blue Winged Olives, Isonychia, and October Caddis are all likely to bring fish up from the bottom. Mornings and evenings are still seeing the best fishing. The fly shop remains open 7 days a week.
Mark your calendars
Saturday October 22 is SITKA DAY
If you haven’t heard we are now carrying Sitka Gear! Sitka Gear is a Montana based, performance hunting apparel company that uses cutting-edge technology to keep hunters warm, dry and comfortable in an condition. Basically it is the best camoflouage available today. Sitka is “turning clothing into gear”. Stop by the our shop on October 22nd to “meet the brand” and see why we are #sickforit.
- Food and refreshments
- Educational seminars
- Q&A with our product specialist
Congratulations to our boy Mitch who harvested this beautiful 7×7 Montana Bull on a day off from guiding at Upper Canyon Outfitters.