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.
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Jjlyon01 on Aug 19, 2008August 19th, 2008, 2:45 pm EDT
My family and I took our trip to Pennsylvania these past few days and my father and I were fortunate enough to fish some of the streams in Elk County. We knew that it would probably be slow fishing since the water would be really warm but we had to try it. The first day here we found ourselves on the main stem of the Clarion River in the special regs area. We fished all day (9 hours) and I only managed a small brownie. The next day we traveled to a small stream and fished for about four hours and I was able to pull 2 nice rainbows (14 and 12) from a small pool on a large wooley bugger. We then drove up to the East Branch of the Clarion River just under the dam. In these tail waters we found a nice riffly area and a beautiful pool (not too mention 52 degree water that does not feel too good in leaky waders after being in Texas all summer). My dad caught a 6 inch brookie out of the riffle on his first cast as I found my way down to the pool below the riffle. I had a 2 fly rig with 2 hare's ears size 18s on 6x tippet and split shot to get it down. A few casts later I was hooked up with a nice sized fish who proceeded to jump and snap my tippet like it was a spiders web. Too bad the 6x tippet was the largest I had because he proceeded to do this 3 more times that night and 5 more the tonight. It would be hard to imagine the same fish playing this game with me that many times but if he is he now has a mouth full of piercings.
Flyfisher06 on Sep 1, 2008September 1st, 2008, 12:03 am EDT
Wbranch what part sounds fishy was it how easily the tippet snapped if that is what you dont believe the pool was only about 15 feet across and filled with very large boulders so every take the fish kept rubbing the tippet on the jagged rocks
IF I am not flyfishing or bird hunting I must be doing something bad like working !!