As most of you know, my true passion is smallmouth. I just love the idea of floating down the river with little pressure and throwing bugs at the banks waiting for a bass, large or small to come out and crush a fly. These fish have an amazing story to tell, I just hope one day Ill know enough to tell it the right way. Fly fishing for smallmouth bass in Pennsylvania is one of the last wild things we have. It is time for you all to get out into the wild and away from the city lights.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Smallmouth bass season is upon us, and they are hungry and full of energy. Unfortunately we have been battling low, clear water for most of the July. Fish are definitely on point and if you don't make a perfect presentation all you will see is a wake going away from your fly. We have had to change our techniques a bit, but we are putting good numbers of fish in the boat. Both the Susquehanna and the Juniata are coming back strong, and some say its as good as it was in the heyday. We are praying for some rain to get the water temps down and the flows up, once that happens the bass will be a little more laid back. We hope!
With the new shop being so close to the Susquehanna we are now offering half, full, and overnight trips with one of the best fly guides on the river Brian Shumaker. The Juniata is still my favorite and we are booking trips as far in advanced as October.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Wow its been almost a month since my last post. I want to tell you all about the road trip Jack and I just recently got back from. I purchased a Clacka Craft Drift Boat that was going to cost me an arm and a leg to have shipped to me, so we decided to drive out ourselves. There were a few close calls with big game animals on the way out, nights spent sleeping on yeti coolers, and hours upon hours of driving but man was it a great trip. Jack and I fished Idaho for two days one of which was a float trip down the lower Henry's Fork. After that we headed a bit north to Montana where we experienced the Salmonfly hatch for the first time, and we floated the Bighorn for a day. Next stop was Wisconsin, we fished the drifts region, and some norther Wisconsin smallmouth water. We have a great time cooking most of our meals and only staying in cheap hotels to get a shower and the free continental breakfast! Here are a series of pictures from the trip.