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Lateral view of a Male Baetis (Baetidae) (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from Mystery Creek #43 in New York
Blue-winged Olives
Baetis

Tiny Baetis mayflies are perhaps the most commonly encountered and imitated by anglers on all American trout streams due to their great abundance, widespread distribution, and trout-friendly emergence habits.

Dorsal view of a Sweltsa (Chloroperlidae) (Sallfly) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
This species was fairly abundant in a February sample of the upper Yakima.
27" brown trout, my largest ever. It was the sub-dominant fish in its pool. After this, I hooked the bigger one, but I couldn't land it.
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Flyfisher06
argyle ny near saratoga

Posts: 48
Flyfisher06 on Jun 22, 2008June 22nd, 2008, 6:59 am EDT
Hello fly fishing friends,I am going out to vacation in Dubois in August my son and I are looking for a few ideas on where to fish and what to bring .I prefer nymphing and Ilike medium to big water. Are there any good rivers which might still have good flows and cool enough water in that area in August. Also does anyone know of any good fly shops to contact out there any help would be appreciated . Thank you Todd
IF I am not flyfishing or bird hunting I must be doing something bad like working !!
LittleJ
Hollidaysburg Pa

Posts: 251
LittleJ on Jun 22, 2008June 22nd, 2008, 10:41 am EDT
The clarion is not far from there I'm not sure what parts hold trout and how it is during the summer but it's worth checking out. How far are you willing to travel to fish? If i know that I can help out a little more. In the meantime pick up a PA delorme.
Jeff
Grannom
Northwest PA

Posts: 87
Grannom on Jun 24, 2008June 24th, 2008, 1:33 pm EDT
E.Branch Clarion is a tailwater river and supports trout all year
"Be calm - you're there..." "...Tell yourself there's no rush, even if there is."

-John Gierach
Flyfisher06
argyle ny near saratoga

Posts: 48
Flyfisher06 on Jun 25, 2008June 25th, 2008, 12:00 pm EDT
Hey,thanks guys I was checking out some websites on the Clarion it looked like my type of river I will look into it more . Whats the story with those ghost towns dothey charge you to visit them and are they interesting to kids? Also what about those 30 + bish are the fish there that good? Thank You Todd
IF I am not flyfishing or bird hunting I must be doing something bad like working !!
Grannom
Northwest PA

Posts: 87
Grannom on Jun 26, 2008June 26th, 2008, 4:16 am EDT
Check out Clarion River Adventures photo album and decide for yourself. It will be TOUGH fishing in August. From what I hear, it's tough in May, let alone August. But yes, those are big, wild, fish. E. Branch is a tailwater, so it may be a better choice as far as temps go. Also lower clarion, close to where you will be, is hot for smallies.
"Be calm - you're there..." "...Tell yourself there's no rush, even if there is."

-John Gierach
Ffgal
Posts: 1
Ffgal on Aug 3, 2008August 3rd, 2008, 2:21 am EDT
I, too, will be in the Clarion River area from Aug. 9th through the 13th. I'm coming in from State College and willing to travel as far west as Oil City. Looking for flyfishing areas within those boundaries. In need of lodging and recommended restaurants as well. Extra excursion I thought worth seeing was the elk population in Benezett area. Worth the time to do in August or are they not roaming this time of year?

Thanks!
Beardius
Posts: 19
Beardius on Aug 8, 2008August 8th, 2008, 6:53 am EDT
A nice small stream to fish in that area is Hick's Run. The water quality is excellent and there are nice populations of rainbows and brookies. There used to be a state campground on the stream. There are a few motels in the Sinnemahoning area close by. The First Fork of the Sinnemahoning is also excellent. It's a larger stream and has excellent populations of larger rainbows. Do some searching using google for motels in that area. Also, Kettle Creek is about a half hour away.
SlateDrake9
Potter County, PA

Posts: 144
SlateDrake9 on Aug 9, 2008August 9th, 2008, 1:58 pm EDT
A nice small stream to fish in that area is Hick's Run. The water quality is excellent and there are nice populations of rainbows and brookies. There used to be a state campground on the stream. There are a few motels in the Sinnemahoning area close by. The First Fork of the Sinnemahoning is also excellent. It's a larger stream and has excellent populations of larger rainbows. Do some searching using google for motels in that area. Also, Kettle Creek is about a half hour away.


This would be great advice to follow during a season when there is actually water in these streams and that water was below 70 degrees. This area hasn't had any worthwhile rain for quite some time, only storms that run off pretty quickly without doing any good. Stick to the tailwaters and spring creeks until the streams get replenished this fall. Catching trout in these creeks now will equal killing trout.
Fishing with bait is like swearing in church.
-- Slate Drake
Beardius
Posts: 19
Beardius on Aug 15, 2008August 15th, 2008, 8:00 am EDT
Sorry to hear about the low waters in these streams. Hopefully, you'll get some rain soon that will break this drought. It has been very dry in the Everglades the past few years, too.

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