Ok, this is a different sort of post! There will not be many like this in the future unless there is a desire and response indicating interest. So if this sort of thing isn't your bag, not to fear - posts more related to fly fishing/tying/the area shall be posted quite soon. Whatever degree of … Continue reading Ornaments
We recently got back from the cabin - shutting it down for the season. It's always a bittersweet feeling leaving the place and realizing that we wont be back for several months. I feel a little bit better though by draining water and blowing the pipes with pressurized air. The extra precaution makes me more … Continue reading Covid Thanksgiving
I think my patience with the Covid-19 issue is starting to run short. Witnessing the surges throughout the country is depressing to say the least. I'm finding that I'm complaining internally and letting it dominate my thoughts at times. Although my personal belief is that the generations which endured the World Wars had it much … Continue reading November
It's a nice fall day here in the upper mid-west. I think most of the country is experiencing good weather on election day, 2020. So there's no excuse - make sure you get out and exercise your American right to vote. Our club is a non-partisan organization, so all we want to do is encourage … Continue reading Go VOTE!
One of my favorite places to fish is up Francis Branch, normally. This is anything but a normal year though isn't it? There is so little water which makes fishing exceptionally tough. The approach is everything when it comes to these conditions. One must not just take your time, you must slow down in order … Continue reading Fall Francis Journey
This will be a short post folks! It was a warm day in Slate Run. A little warmer than seasonable - mid to upper 70's. Mid to upper 70s (my screwy dial thermometer said 80!) Fall Day in Slate Run I've been skunked the past two times out on Pine Creek and I was starting … Continue reading There Should Be A Book Titled “Midge Madness”
I like reading about local history. I've gotten a few books at home and am always in search of a new one (new to me). I found a title, and did a little research which helped me locate a reprint which are much more affordable than first editions. I located one at the Cameron County … Continue reading Not a Fishing Post – A Trip to Emporium
Ruth Will We've been here for a week. We've walked, biked and drove around. A coupe of days ago we found an easy trail to hike - the Ruth Will trail over off route 44. It's about a three mile long hike. With a beautiful day of temperatures hovering in the low 60s, we headed … Continue reading Ruth Will Hike and Fall Fishing
Yes, we are a fly fishing club but the waters are so low in the runs and on Pine, that hiking is a good way to spend some time in the woods and get or keep in shape to do all the hiking while fishing the runs. So, take a hike! Literally. Harry wanted to … Continue reading Early Fall, East of the Algerine
First, this story appears with a date-stamp outside the season in which it occurred, spring - I know! I thought I'd share it anyway because it happened in May a few years ago. In 2016 I was back visiting Slate Run and had a notable fish experience. I'll save you folks from deception as it … Continue reading 10-4-2019: Van Halen’s ‘Jump’ Had Nothing on this Fish!