Tag Archives: pennsylvania fly fishing

Photos and Story: Discovering Pennsylvania’s Native Brook Trout


A three-week trip to study native brook trout has opened the author’s eyes to the importance of protecting habitat.
Photos by Matteo Moretti

As a young fisherman, conservationist, and aspiring media content creator, I am constantly amazed and grateful for the wonderful opportunities that are available to kids like me who are . . .

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Photos of the Day: The Student Becomes the Master


Written by: Phil Monahan

It’s hard to tell which of the two was more excited by their catch. (I’m guessing Tori, though.)
Photos courtesy Aidan Fox

I got a great photo message on Instagram that I just had to share. New Yorker Aidan Fox sent this description: “I’ve been following this account for some time and . . .”

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Photos: Wild Beauties of the Laurel Highlands II


Written by: Phil Monahan

This native Laurel Highlands brook trout was lit up with color.
Photos by Vincent Piasecke

Back in October, reader Vincent Piasecke sent us a batch of great photos from the Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania, and it turns out that his winter fishing has been pretty good, too. . . .

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Photos: Home for the Holidays in Pennsylvania

Written by: Josh Diller


A nice wild brown trout I was able to land during my trip back to my home waters of Pennsylvania.
Photos by Josh Diller

Although I now live and guide in Colorado, I’m originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and this year I spent the holidays with family and friends back East. For some people, such a trip might mean . . .

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Tuesday Tips: Staying Streamer Neutral

Written by: George Daniel, author of Strip-Set: Techniques, Tactics, & Patterns for Streamers


The author increased his success with streamers by watching a skilled bait fisherman, his father-in-law.
Photo via Instagram

The concept of neutral buoyancy is something we all learned in high school. However, it wasn’t until I began streamer fishing in my late teens that I found a practical use for this concept. In short, . . .

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Podcast: Mastering the Hatch from a Boat, with Joe Demalderis


Written by: Phil Monahan

Capt. Joe Demalderis (left) guides anglers to tough Catskills trout from his trusty drift boat.
Photo via Facebook

This week, we feature an interview with an old friend, Joe Demalderis, of Cross Current Guide Service and Outfitters in the Catskills. Joe knows the Delaware system about as well as any . . .

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Take Action to Protect the Upper Delaware River

Written by: Jeff Skelding, Friends of the Upper Delaware River


Delaware River guide Ryan Furtak shows off the kind of fish produced by good water flows.
Photo courtesy Cross Current Guide Service

The Upper Delaware River tailwater is one of the finest wild-trout fisheries in the country.
In less than a week, it could be in grave danger. New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and . . .

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Photos: Testing the Waters—and the Drone—in SWPA


Written by: Phil Monahan

The Laurel Highlands are Nirvana for anglers who love mountain streams.
Photos by Matt Guess, Aerial Powered Media

Reader Vincent Piasecke continues to explore the rivers and streams of southwestern Pennsylvania with his Superfine Glass 7-1/2 foot 3-weight paired with a Battenkill Disc reel. He . . .

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Photos: Winter in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands


Written by: Phil Monahan

The stark beauty of a mountain stream in winter is worth some frigid fingers.
Photos by Evan Sanders

Reader Vincent Piasecke has been chasing mountain trout in the Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania over the past few weeks, and he sent in these cool photos. His . . .

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Photos: Brookies of the Laurel Highlands


Written by: Phil Monahan

The native brook trout of the Allegheny Mountains are beautiful and perfectly adapted to the region.
Photos by Evan Sanders

Check out these great photos from the Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania. Reader Vincent Piasecke has been chasing mountain brook trout with his trusty 3-weight and sent in . . .

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