New Farm Added to Harpole’s Upland Program

Harpole's Heartland Lodge
Harpole’s Heartland Lodge

Gary Harpole of Harpole’s Heartland Lodge and I were talking Friday, and he was pretty enthusiastic about a new 450-acre farm that he just added to the other 2,000 acres in his upland program.

“This is all CRP land in native grasses and has been managed for wild quail in the past. It has gently rolling hills and some tree lines and fencerows, and has that kind of ‘hunting Uncle Charlie’s’ farm feel to it. It’s only ten minutes away, and we’ve been improving it with food plots. Our upland hunters. . .

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Good Ol’ PA Steel

Carter Hawkins steelie
Carter Hawkins with some fine PA steel.
photo by Greg Senyo


Scott Hawkins and his son Carter fished Pennsylvania’s Elk Creek with guide Greg Senyo Last week, and got into some good fish, as this photo attests. I think Carter’s smile pretty much says it all.

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The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast – Fly Tying 101 (and we get a great email)

As Tom was sitting down to tape this episode we got an email from a listener that made us all smile regarding his daughter, April’s first fly (see her work below!). Tom reads it in this episode and it was good timing as in this edition Tom lays out the basics of what you need to get into fly tying as a great addition to your fly fishing experience… but don’t get into it thinking you’re going to save money on flies!

Good lighting, a comfortable seat, reading glasses and this podcast episode are a great start to a rewarding, lifelong hobby.

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9 Year-Old April’s first fly! Listen to the podcast to hear more.
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The First Tom Rosenbauer Trivia Challenge!

So, you think you know your stuff? Take my quiz by clicking the banner below and let’s see how you do. Challenge your friends to beat your score. We’ll post the cumulative results next week. No Google cheating!


Take the Tom Rosenbauer Fly Fishing Trivia Challenge


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Swinging for Steel

In all they years that I have been going to the New York’s Salmon River, I always spend a day or two swinging big junk waiting for that magical tug. Well, last week I not only got that tug, but I brought the fish to hand—and to make the success ever so sweeter, it was done in the presence of my fishing buddies. Every fly fisherman has had those days: . . .

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