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  1. #1

    Default new to fly fishing

    I just started getting into fly fishing last spring, been fishing my whole life. I primarily fish Penns creek, but well below the "good" sections. I typically fish below where laurel dumps into Penns, the hidden gems where the old trout hide. But looking for advice on public access points (parking or walk in only) between Weikert and Coburn. Or recommendations for other center county creeks? In a week or 2 im head in to state college to TCO and fly fisherman's paradise for some gear. Maybe hit the feathered hook on the way

    Also is anyone out fishing in this arctic weather? The season and hatches cant come soon enough.

    Any suggestions for access point or hidden gems worth the hike are much appreciated

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Wasilla / Skwentna, Alaska
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    Default Re: new to fly fishing

    Hello & welcome to the forum,

    We have a few members in your area, I used to fish Penn's Creek for many years as well as many others. Now days my advice may be outdated because of development; I haven't fished there for 12 years and things change. I hope you'll stick around and post with this group, it's always good to hear from a PA. guy.


    Anywhere can be the land of great expectations, broken dreams, or paradise found, it's all up to you.

    Life On The Line - Alaska Fishing with Ard
    Ard's Forum blog, Alaska Outdoors

  3. #3

    Default Re: new to fly fishing

    Hello and welcome.

    I just moved down to MD from North Central PA so I know of the areas you are talking about. good fishing. didn't get to fish in that area often. Think I fished down in State College 2 times. I'm new to the site as well and have already met some really nice and knowledgeable people. Hope you stick around
    "He told us about Christ's disciples being fishermen, and we were left to assume, as my brother and I did, that all first-class fishermen on the Sea of Galilee were fly fishermen and that John, the favorite, was a dry-fly fisherman."
    -Norman Maclean "A River Runs Through It"


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    A Scot in Sherman Connecticut

    Default Re: new to fly fishing

    Hi and Welcome to the forum. Great place and great people, enjoy
    "We look to Scotland for all our ideas of civilisation."

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Pinedale, WY
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    Default Re: new to fly fishing

    Welcome to the forum! Sorry I can't help with locations to fish in your area.
    I've been out twice in the last couple weeks, but the wx here in Wyoming hasn't been all that bad.


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    mridenour Guest

    Default Re: new to fly fishing

    If you are a life-long fisherman, you already have the skills to be a great fly-fisherman. You know how to find the fish. Now you just have to figure out how to get the fly where they are.

    I went fishing a couple weeks ago. The temps warmed quite a bit for us, though, and the coldest we had to deal with was 19. A few icy guides but the worst part was the wind. Still managed to catch a lot of fish. I'm looking forward to getting a couple more outings in before spring gets here.

    Welcome and good luck with the answers to your other questions. Lots of good guys here to get intel from.

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    Thanks for the open arms. Was trolling the site last night seems like i made a solid decision to join. Great sources of information and reviews on gear.

    Again thanks.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Languedoc/near montpellier
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    Default Re: new to fly fishing

    to the forum,as you've already seen...tons of infos and great people here

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