Went to the same spot today and caught the same fish. He took the same fly about 10 feet down stream of where I caught him yesrerday. Notice the spots on the gill plate, they are identical.Snuck a nymph under a rock, right in the seam between fast and slow water and got a hit on the first drift. Had to run it down stream out of the fast water to net it.
On the hike back, saw this little gopher snake:
Beauties Pigiron! And welcome to the club. You say you're a NEPA resident... me too! They outta the Lackawanna, elsewhere in NEPA?I live in NEPA. I’ve been trout fishing 32 years. I decide that I wanted to start fly fishing. I started in July and up until last weekend. I have not had great results a few very small browns on drie fly but nothing big. That changed and I don’t think I will ever pick up my spin rod again. I brought 3 to the net the first 2 pic are the same fish.
I haven't been down to A&G in a couple years. I think I heard they moved. I may stop down there today. I need a few last minute things before I head out to Ithica tonight. Hoping to find some landlocked salmon in the morning.Thank you. Yes it is the lacky. Its the only river i fish i grew up in Throop an now i live in Jessup. That sucks about your rod. The vaya is awesome i love it. I might even buy another vaya 6/7 or sdf 6/7 . My sage TCX 9ft 6wt streamer rod broke Saturday morning just as the fish started to turn on. I went right down to A&G outfitters. Great guys. I bought a new Orvis recon 9ft 6wt. It most have been good luck because i put my first in the net 10 minutes later. I will say i did like the feel of the sage better , lighter and easier to throw big streamers. Hit me up some time if you want to go out. I know almost ever inch of the the rive from Archbald to old forge.
Nice fish Don't fear barbless hooks.Landed my first brown on a barbless hook today. Beautiful fish on a new river for me (South Raritan). It is a barbless hook zone so I obliged. Top lip hook permitted me to keep pressure on him. I lost another because of slack when the fish made a quick directional change toward me. View attachment 27595