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Another nice outing on the Run today. Not as many fish but a nice day indeed!

I saw Jed Grove at the store in town. If you want to know what is happening on the runs, Jed is the guy to talk with. I don’t know how many years Jed has worked at the store, but if I don’t know what is happening on the stream, I talk with Jed as he fishes the Runs regularly and he knows his way around the Brown Trout Club Browns too!

Saw a couple old footers along Slate today. I’m sure I must have seen them before – but just  didn’t notice them I suppose. Remnants of the logging days perhaps.


Fished up Slate today and caught several nice Brookies. I didn’t see fish really rising but  fished dry and was surprised with catching at least a dozen from one of my favorite haunts.

Nice Brookie

Saw these two interesting fungi while I was out.

I walked upstream and stood awhile. I noticed several fish feeding on the surface. I ditched a jacket and returned to attempt impaling a ‘riser’ on the fly at the end of my  tippet. No fish would entertain the idea. However one of the mayflies I saw on the surface took a ride on my fly. I retrieved the fly and thus the mayfly shown. Mayflies, hatching the third week of October in Slate Run!

At the end of the day I tried one last spot or two. I actually got a Brown to take what I offered only to have the knot that attached the fly to my tippet – fall apart when I had the fish almost to net. Retying a fly to the tippet – this time very firmly – I cast up to the pool just up from where the Brown had laid. A nice Brookie took – and almost on que – it slipped off when I got it close to my feet. Fly firmly attached to  tippet… the fish just slipped off the smashed down barbed hook.

It was a great day fishing!

Three pictures sent to us from John Pastorek.
Fall Brown

Thanks for the pictures John!

SRS Member Hugh Wenger sent us these pictures proving that there is much beauty in the greater Slate Run area and it doesn’t have to always be a fish picture that is beautiful! Thanks for the pictures Hugh!

I think the two pictures on the left are ‘Trout Lilly’s’ (I think)  – and I thought they were somewhat ‘rare’.


From Matt Huff – SRS member and resident(I think) of Missoula, Montana provides  us some pictures of his (and his friends’) experiences out in the ‘Big Sky’ state!

I think Matt might be the guy in the Penn State shirt. His buddy, Jeff, is holding the monster Bull Trout in the lower center field. Then there’s the nice rainbow to the  right…. I think that qualifies as a monster too!


It’s taken me a few days to get these posted but…. there are fish from ‘up the runs’! The ‘second dot’ on the flyrod – if I am remembering correctly, is 18″ (NOT my rod – but wish it was)!

Pictures by Harry Finkbiner


A couple of offerings from last week (caught on the flies shown in the Tying Blog page).


After a little consultation, the fly below very well may not be a Hendrickson according to a fishing friend of mine – FYI.

These were from a couple of days ago. I think its a Hendrickson from Pine Creek and  Brown Trout club offering caught on a Hendrickson Emerger. Not the greatest pictures but you get the idea.

That’s my fat finger the Hendrickson is on.

Dan Helm sends us this picture of a great Brown Trout! Nice Catch Dan! Check out his story in the Discussion page on this website – entry date 4-16-2018.

Marion Alexander calls the picture on the right(above)  – ‘the Ice tree’. He’s wondering if Spring will ever arrive!


Pine Creek – 2-15-2018 – Fish and Photo Credit Izzack Albright

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The following pictures from John Pastorek:

Some nice Brookies (and a Brown under the surface), I’m betting one of his best fishing buddies, and some timely scenes of the area.


2-20-18:    From Marion Alexander –  Some Slate Brookies (below) and a Cedar Run Brown from a few years ago.

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