I've introduced you to 'The Neighbor' before. This is the guy that 'Dances with Bears' - I'm referring to a post from a year or so ago. So, he shows up at our place with a container in hand. Hey, he's given me flies in the past so I'm as cordial and nice as I … Continue reading The Neighbor & the Mystery Fly
I'm taking you on a longer journey to the flies so hang in there 'Friday Night Flies' folks! (I've discovered where I can categorize and put this post in Flies & Fly Tying AND Spring.... so....) I arrived a week ago. First thing readily noticeable was the water level. For April, this water level is … Continue reading Friday Night Flies Presents… Not A Hair Outta Place Fly Tying – Reporting from Slate Run!
Well, it's damn COLD! I say this with a grin as it was quite a cold day today given the wind that accompanied a thermometer that struggled to reach 55. I attended a Pine Creek Watershed Council meeting that took place at pavilion #1 in Colton State Park this morning. That was a bit nippy! … Continue reading Friday Night Flies Presents… Not a Hair Outta Place Fly Tying – and… an Excursion from last Weekend for Harry!
Opening Up Alright, this is either early or late - sue me, or better yet, fire me. So, this post could be about, a) communicating with someone and being less reserved, b) businesses opening their doors again in an effort to get back to normal, c) making a trip to the cabin for the first … Continue reading Not a Hair Outta Place Fly Tying Presents – Friday Night Flies
Pine Creek had gotten warmer over the past week. Fishing it still can produce a few fish but I chose not to on the warmer evenings. Just a little too warm. As I write this, the humidity has broke and the temperatures have cooled though - a welcomed relief from something undesirable - (defined as) … Continue reading The Expected and Unexpected Visitors
I did observe a large-ish light yellow mayfly on Pine as the evening progressed. I don't think it was a Grey Fox as I think the wings were more of a light cream colored nature. They certainly seemed to be too large for a Sulphur and, the wing was not the typical dun or grey … Continue reading Ole Black Jaw Meets a Simple BWO – Trout on the Clock
June 4th brought some rain later in the day. A little thunder and lightning accompanied with a few heavy downpours occurred. Clouds over Slate Run In all fairness, the clouds look much more menacing than they really were. Amazing what you can do in a photo editor. Still, I thought they looked interesting so I … Continue reading Between ‘a Rock and a Hard Place’… no, I mean the Thunder and the Rain
NOTE to the EMAIL FOLLOWERS: Apologies to the email followers for publishing this last night and then here again this morning. Just felt like I needed to tidy a few things up in the post before I left it alone. There are a few edits/additions. Ok, I need to edit/re-write this post as it now … Continue reading 5PM Fish and ‘Dances With Bears’ – Spanning 2 Evening’s Fishing
I get to see Pine from the cabin. I walk out and look at it now and then during the day to see if anything is happening. I haven't seen much happening during the daytime the past few days. The evenings, is another story entirely. I went out and fished Pine last evening and had … Continue reading Evening on Pine – May 31
I've heard that the Green Drakes have arrived to Pine Creek in the Slate Run area. and saw two fluttering in their up and down dance this morning at the cabin. No pictures of them, but I'm certain they were Green Drakes (well ok, maybe they were Brown Drakes... but... a Drake just the same). … Continue reading It’s Your Funeral…(coffin)