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Fly tying Gauages and Charts by Dennis Stead

By Dennis Stead on Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 in Uncategorized, No Comments


I like some of the old fly tying gauges or fly tying charts.  they might be hard to come by but is you copy and laminate, you will have a working gauge or chart until you find an original.  Check it out…… Fly Tying Gauges and Chart by Dennis Stead


Xylene – Goop – Paraffin

By Dennis Stead on Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 in Uncategorized, No Comments


If you want to make your own Dave’s Flex Cement or waterproof you dry flies and hair bug flies, the you must read this……….. Xylene-Goop-Paraffin


Trout Unlimited comments on the Pebble Mine near Bristol Bay in Alaska

By Bob Randall on Thursday, February 21st, 2019 in Conservation, No Comments


Heads up: The lead agency reviewing Pebble’s key federal permit just released a draft of the most important document in the process that could lead to Pebble mine. If you love fishing in Bristol Bay, or one day hope to pay a visit to ‘salmon country’ and the region of massive rainbow trout, we need your help […]


Politics in Conservation

By Bob Randall on Sunday, February 17th, 2019 in Conservation, No Comments


I was just reading a thread in the Trout Unlimited Open Forum about trout stocking plans in the State of Pennsylvania. The interesting thing that caught my eye was that the PA Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is badly underfunded. They have been in such a contentious argument with the state legislature over whether to […]


Apricot Midge by Dennis Stead

By Bob Randall on Thursday, January 10th, 2019 in Fishing Wisdom, No Comments


Apricot Midge If you were at MTFA’s meeting last Thursday, you heard the fishing report from Russ Doughty. It was not about his favorite harvester midge or his other favorite the Taneycomo Sculpin. Russ was fishing at Bennett Springs and there were two people catching a trout on every cast. When Russ asked them what […]


Winter Dry Fly Fishing Tips

By Bob Randall on Saturday, January 5th, 2019 in Fishing Wisdom, Flies, No Comments


Winter Dry Fly Fishing Tips   by Allen Gardner The Winter Hatches including insects, sizes, colors and fly suggestions. When you can fish dry flies in winter? How you should fish dry flies during the winter months? Where you can find rising trout during winter? Time of Day For the best times of day, focus on […]


Matching the hatch at Bennett Spring

By Bob Randall on Saturday, January 5th, 2019 in Fishing Wisdom, Uncategorized, No Comments


While fishing at Bennett Spring State Park, I tested the insect population in the outflow stream below the hatchery runways.  I used an insect seine that I got from Allen Gardner’s Insect Course.  I wrap this seine over the outside rim of my fish net, hold it in the water with the rim on the […]