Category: Fisheries

Some Optimism for Friday

In Pittsburgh, I’m used to the unpredictable weather. We seem to live in a certain bubble where forecasts are a little less ‘scientific hypothesis’ and a little more ‘documented shrug.’ The East-coast has certainly seen its share of strange weather this winter. Or, at least, what memory presents as strange weather. I clearly remember unseasonable temperatures read more …

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Coming Out of the Spam Queue

We’ve all been there. TU has our email addresses, and regularly enough, we receive the newsletter. It’s right next to the newsletter from all of our favorite brands, bands, newstands, and political demands. Daily, it’s a lot to deal with. We’ve got noise and signal, and it becomes almost impossible to distinguish the two. I’m read more …

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Deer Creek, PA a Quick Video

I definitely wanted to follow up on yesterday’s post with a quick video of the trout fighting for territory in Deer Creek, PA.   Yesterday’s post covered the ‘fish-in-a-barrel’ nature of the whole experience, but I’m not quite sure I conveyed the aggression that we were seeing. I’m not quite sure what we’re looking at, read more …

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Fish Packers

If you’ve got five minutes in your day for a quick read today, this story is worth it. Beautiful photography, beautiful scenery, and the true account of the lengths people will go to find trout in beautiful places. ​“The cool thing about these mountain lakes is they just don’t get the pressure,” Garren says. “It read more …

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Science Vs – Some Thoughts

I’ve never been particularly reticent to discuss podcasts here, but usually there is some relationship to fly fishing. And technically, that’s still the case today, but I suppose that connection is slightly more tenuous, so… you’ve been warned. Recently, I’ve been getting deeper and deeper entwined in the podcasts offered by Gimlet media, and “Science read more …

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Some Thoughts – #600years

I stopped by my parents’ house the other day, and the latest copy of the ‘Feather-Craft’ catalog was waiting for my perusal. It’s rare that I order anything from these catalogs, but it is fun to take a look at the toys. Talking about art is like dancing about architecture, is like comparing fly rods read more …

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The Open Fly Podcast – A Eulogy

In the course of writing reviews for my favorite podcasts, I came across a blurb from Evan of “The Open Fly” podcast. It was titled, “Stick a Fork in Us, We’re Done.” Above the title stood a symbolic equation; the equation’s right hand showing a cartoonish fork driven into the ‘Open Fly’ logo. The Open read more …

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“Independent” Shale Research Earmarked In PA Financial Code (again…)

Sitting in my car the other day, I heard an interesting radio story. NPR (90.5 WESA, for fellow Pittsburghers) briefly discussed another dubius earmark included in the PA budget (specifically the accompanying legislation, ‘the fiscal code’) setting aside $150k for independent Marcellus Shale research. The news piece briefly discussed that the group in question, SAFER read more …

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Montour Run – Because Thomas Asked For It…

The other day, I had an opportunity to visit Montour Run… a small silty stream near Robinson, PA that the PFBC stocks withh rainbows each spring and fall. I’m often conflicted about these streams. Montour Run in particular doesn’t stand a snowman’s chance in hades of holding fish through the summer, and it seems cruel read more …

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