Things are picking up..Starting this week shop hours will be as seen below:
Saturday’s demo lineup at the Extravaganza.
Posted March 9, 20193.8.2019….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.
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.
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.
Shop tyer Jim Shawley will be teaching how to tie a Woven Stonefly nymph during the Extravaganza.
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, 20192.20.2019….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, 20192/5/19…..A Brand New Year🎉
What will 2019 hold…..?! So exciting!
We have been working “hard” to get the shop ready for another year.
The creek has been fishing quite well in between the polar vortex blasts.
We are having our annual EXTRAVAGANZA the weekend of March 15-17.
Everything is on sale and MANY MANY items on CLEARANCE!
Hope to see y’all soon!
Posted February 5, 20193.22.2018….Extravaganza Daze
We have some rooms open this weekend in the B&B for the Extravaganza.
Call the shop (814)349-8757 or Jonas (814) 574-9426 if your interested in staying.
On Saturday: Storewide sales, fly tying demos, food, drinks, adult beverages being donated from The Elk Creek Cafe, meet our G Loomis rep.
Weather looks promising and a fun time is sure to be had!
Look forward to seeing you!Posted March 22, 20183.19.2018….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, 20181.11.2018….First of the year
I wouldn’t call it a thaw. Its only January 11th. We still have a couple more months of winter. Temperatures are predicted to stay over freezing until Saturday. There is some rain in the forecast. The warmer temps and mixture of above freezing precipitation may just be enough to cut back the heavy amounts of Ice on Penns Creek. I doubt it will eliminate it. I was at Ingleby yesterday. I walked over half a mile upstream before turning back to the car. It was all ice. Slow and deep, riffles, eddies, all of it…ICE.
Truthfully I had not fished in a couple weeks. I was happy watching drywall mud and paint dry (literally) instead of battling sub 0 temps on the water. With the break in weather I headed out yesterday to find that first fish of the new year. Josh did well on Fishing Creek the day before. The lower end is wide open. Still a fair bit of ice through The Narrows. The lower end of Spring Creek is wide open. You might find some ice if you go far enough up near Spring Creek Park.
This week looks like an opportunistic time to get out, wet a line, and wrangle a few fish. Get the new year started off on the right fin, so to speak. If you can find some open water the fish have been eager to eat a fly. They are also looking chunky and in much better shape that the last couple winters.
Posted January 11, 20184/23/17…..MAYFLY HATCHES!
Our 2018 Simms order has arrived, including the new G3 Guide Wader, new G3 Guide Boot in felt and vibram sole, new lineup of Dry Creek Bags. We are fully restocked on boots, waders, hats, and much more.
We have set the date for our Annual Spring Extravaganza, March 24, 2018. You know the deal…food, drinks, tying demos, fun, and a storewide sale. Don’t miss out.
The hatch season is upon us! March Browns and Sulphurs and Green Drakes are all here or on their way!
Hope you get a chance to come fish with us this year…..it is looking epic!Posted April 24, 20179.27.2016…..Sitka Day
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.
Congratulations to our boy Mitch who harvested this beautiful 7×7 Montana Bull on a day off from guiding at Upper Canyon Outfitters.Posted September 27, 20166/16/16…..Still hammering fish!
The Big blue wing olive is one of my favorite fishing hatches of the year….and this year is no exception! The fish have risen so freely to the duns and spinners this year. I think the over abundance of food and warming water temps during the Green Drake drives the trouts metabolism through the roof and they hit the feed bag hard!
Hatches: sulphurs and blue quills and blue wing olives and crane flies and little tan caddis and the Slate drakes and cahills.