8.18.2017….Augustember

It is hard to believe we are 3/4 of the way through the year. September is almost here. No complaints on our end.
 Comparing flows to last year, we are way ahead of where we were. Water temps are stable and relatively cool. The trout look much healthier then a year ago.

Day time temps have not been pushing 90. Night time temps have been reaching mid 50s.    Doesn’t quite feel like August but we’ll take it!

Fall Isonychia (Slate Drakes) are getting hot  and heavy.   Most boulders protruding out of the water and along the banks look something like this 

The Isonychia is one of two Mayflies in our stream that is an undulating swimmer, meaning it has the ability to swim upstream. 

They crawl up on the rocks and emerge from their shucks to continue their bugly duty. 

Along with Slate Drakes you can also expect to see BWOs, Blue Quills, Craneflys, Cahills, Yellow Sally’s, and Tricos (in the right location) while on Penns Creek. 


The fly shop continues to be open 7 days a week from 9AM-5PM.

For the latest conditions, to book a room or guide, please call the shop at 814-349-8757.

See you in Coburn

8/10/17…..A great water year!

The creeks are all in great shape this year because of all the rain! It is so wonderful after last years super low water!  
The hatches have been good with Slate Drakes and Light Cahills and Blue Quills and Caddis and Terrestrials. The fish have been more than willing to play along. 
If you would like the most up to date info….please call the shop at 814-349-8757. Thank you!!
Maybe we will see you soon…..

6/5/17….Best Blue Wing Olive hatch of my career!

Yesterday was a perfect day for the Big Blue Wing Olives!  Like something right out of a Charlie Meck book!  There were SO many bugs hatching and fish were all over them!  Amazing! The hatches are overlapping like I have never seen!  And the water is perfect !

 We have:

Big and little Blue Wing Olives 

Light Cahills 

Orange Cahills 

Slate Drakes

Blue Quills 

Grey Fox 

March Browns 

Crane flies 

3 different Caddis

2 different Sulphurs 

Adult Stone flies

Midges

And I am sure I’m missing something…….

It is INSANE!

Nice work Lowell!  Great pics