The SRS Summer Pat Eroh Picnic was held this past Saturday, June 12, 2021. Please check out the Home page (the page that shows up when you go right to http://www.slaterunsportsmen.com) of this website as I posted a summary of the event there. Well, we first start with what bugs I've been seeing here in … Continue reading Fishing with a Friend & Not Fishing with a Friend
The weather finally turned for the better today, Memorial Day, 2021 in Slate Run. The night was cool and the morning skies were clear. It turned into a beautiful day - the sort you live for when you come here. The Soot: We started a fire in the campfire ring early today. We wanted to … Continue reading Soot, Orange Trout & SOOT!
No pictures (alright I took ONE but will not post it this time) - I just felt compelled to report on what I saw today. It started raining yesterday, Friday, in the late morning and had pretty much rained all day. The slow, showery, let is soak in, sort of rain that was desperately needed … Continue reading The Need to Report….
Basically, it's spinner-time for the Green Drakes! Wednesday and Thursday evenings were interesting fishing in Pine Creek. Green Drakes have been showing up over the course of the past 5 to 7 days with intensities starting slowly and coming to a peak just before late this week. I didn't see a massive Green Drake hatch … Continue reading The Swarm Before the Storm (as in stormy weather… at least showery weather)
Header image disclaimer: That is a DIFFERENT fish than the one featured in the 5-19-2021 post... seriously! The Tiadaghton State Forestry Manager's wish was granted - the switch to summer was flipped, the air temperatures have warmed considerably, and the water temperatures have followed. The water temperatures rising might have stimulated the fish a little … Continue reading Fishing Therapy – The Past Few Days
I wish I could say that everything is going 'gangbusters' but... it's not. I spoke with the Tiadaghton State Forestry Manager this morning (5-18-2021) and he confirmed that things just haven't turned on quite yet - fishing-wise. It's been one of those sorts of springs unfortunately. We both hoped that this week's warmer temperatures would … Continue reading If You’re Going to Catch Three Fish, it Might as Well be These!
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