Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The #1 Keyword Search that led to Minion Flyfishing Today is...

"April Vokey Nude."
Now where are those other pictures hiding?

The Feathered Hook in Coburn, PA

The Feathered Hook is known in the Penns Creek fishery as a great place to pick up the specialized flies needed to fool the ultra-selective Penns Creek Brown trout. Who knew they were You-Tube celebreties as well?

Sanp-T Switch Rod Instruction

Free from Minion Flyfishing!

First Cast 2011 at the Junction Pool

Roscoe, NY to host celebrities for the opening of the 2011 Trout Fishing Season.

The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum has lured Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo to Saturday's First Cast event as well as jazz pianist and Grammy winner Laurence Hobgood.

The two will make the ceremonial first casts of the year at the famous Junction Pool.

The Beaverkill and Willowemoc are two of the country's most storied and historic trout streams, making the Junction Pool the logical choice for official site of opening day ceremonies.
April 1 is NY opening day, but the museum has arranged its festivities for Saturday when most anglers can be afield.
A full event schedule is planned for Saturday.  Ted Patlen will tie flies in the Museum alongside noted Pennsylvania wet fly expert Don Bastian.  Don will also be displaying his collection of Bergman wet flies for the last time.

At 6 p.m. the annual Roscoe Chamber of Commerce Two Headed Trout Dinner will take place at the Rockland House.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Not because it is great,

just because we've all been there.

Mr Jones Loses His Fly from adam morrey on Vimeo.

I've never had a video posted of me doing it though...

A Tribute to Stanley Bogdan...

A very nice memorial article by Monte Burke can be found in Forbes Magazine @

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Spring Creek This Weekend

Double D and I decided to make a quick trip to see if we could not get into a few fish and break his new year fishless streak. (mine was broke last week) As you can see above we were successful. Although there was not yet any surface action a few olives were present and the nymph action was quite awesome with many fish hooked and landed.

I want to go fishing with Herb...

or is it the Yampa?

Herb looks like fun and I dig his choice of soundtrack tunes.

Maybe it is Herb after all?

Big Time Fundraiser...

Trout Unlimited's Spring Creek Chapter is holding its annual fund-raising banquet on April 2, 2011 at the Ramada Inn in State College. The looked forward to evening’s events include a silent auction, bucket raffles, 52-card draws, a live auction and a 50/50 cash drawing. Many other interesting prizes will also be available, including an original painting of Spring Creek by Jennifer Shuey, art prints by George LaVanish, guided trips, a Richardson fly box with ~30 dozen hand-tied flies, and other similarly fishy items.

Also being auctioned off is one ticket for the ClearWater Conservancy sponsored “A Day on Spring Creek with four Penn State Flyfishing Legends” —accompanying you onstream will be Joe Humphreys, Greg Hoover, Mark Belden, and Vance McCullaugh. This on-stream event will be held on April 9th.

Tickets for the buffet dinner and happy hour cost $35. For tickets or more information, contact Purtell at 814-383-0166 or by email at

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Spring Creek Last Weekend

Last weekend I met Stu and "da Bear" out for some fishing on spring creek. Hopes were high for a BWO hatching with furious dry fly action, but like a fat chick hoping to get lucky at the prom it was not to be. Both Stu and Bear shook off the New year rust and landed fish.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Stairway to Trenchtown

A little Dread Zeppelin to prepare you for travel in the Defender...

Fly Fishing is Recession Proof?

Despite the ongoing economic recession our great country is being subjected to, during 2010 fly anglers have contributed their own "economic stimulus" through a sales increase of over 4% over the 2009 metric.

See that, fly fishers ARE good for something...

Handlining is gaining in popularity as the economy continues to punish our wallets.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Not sure how I missed this one?

Stew, you'll love the crazy Canuckistanian soundtrack on this video...

Here - Faceless - Fly Fishing from faceless fly fishing on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Spring Creek


Is anyone up for a Spring Creek Trip on Sataurday? The forecast is a Thursday in and Friday 40+ with showers predicted for Sataurday. Could be good.


Today I received my issue of Fly Fisherman magazine and was excited to see and article about fishing the salmon river. In the article they have side bar about the Douglaston. Check out this quote: "While losing public access is never a good thing, the good news is that the crowds, trash, snagging, poaching, and overall "Tragedy of the Commons" that occurred at this property is a long-distant memory" The article also says that the fees of $45.00 is reasonable. Who writes this crap?

Monday, March 14, 2011


6 guys, 3 days and all we caught was this dead salmon, it was hooked in the mouth oddly. At least the drinking was good.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Fishing Report for 03/13

Traveled to Big Spring Creek to fish the "ditch" for a couple of hours. No fish were landed but I missed a few strikes by some junenile trout including one on top. There was sporadic midge activity which could mean things could start to pick up shortly. I thinking BWO's on Falling Springs next weekend if conditions are right.

Nightime in Miami...

I've Got Work in the Morning But.... from Fish Porn on Vimeo.

Niish Feesh!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Minions Assemble

Calling all Minions, for any who are interested I am planning on hitting one of Central PA's Limestone streams. Either Falling Springs or Big Spring. If anyone is interested in going, let me know. Curly Out.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Friday Bacon

One of you guys needs to learn the guitar...

Loop Army Boot Camp from Marc Crapo on Vimeo.

Upcoming Fly Fishing Film Tour Stops

Some more local stops on the 2011 Fly fishing Film Tour.

Friday, March 25th
Doors Open: 6:30PM
Show Starts: 7:00PM
300 W. State Street
Media, PA 19063
Tickets Availible at The Sporting Gentleman, , (610)565-6140

Saturday, April 16th
Doors Open: 6:30PM
Show Starts: 7:00PM
150 Faulkner Rd
Hancock, NY 13754
Tickets available at

Check it out!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

O.K., I just liked this one...

March Rock from Ivan Orsic on Vimeo.

and this one by the same guys. Camera or effects kind of reminds me of the quesy feeling you got from watching the Blair Witch dealeeo, no?

green drakes in paradise revisited from Ivan Orsic on Vimeo.

A very stylish Bear...

It is now clear to me that every group of serious anglers requires a "Bear."

In the Hood from Meskel on Vimeo.

And they land just as many fish as we do...

Monday, March 7, 2011

Welcome New Minions

I will take this opportunity to officially welcome the two most recent additions to the Minions, the spritely "Bear,"

and the always affable raconteur Richard "Dick" Carroll. 

May their blog contributions be both pointed and obtuse.

Sunday, March 6, 2011


A year ago this past week end I was involved in a steel head trip to the Salmon River. After this trip it was decided that I needed to invest in a new pair of waders. I did some research and decided to order a pair of Simms freestone waders primarily for the fact that Simms claim to fame is that they are the only manufacturer of waders in the United States. The waders came in in a box labeled Boseman Montana, I tried them on and put them in a box. On a trip to spring creek the next week this tag was observed.
I contacted Simms and explained my disposition and they told me that the only way they could compete on the market was to go over seas with the freestone line and that they would exchange the waders for a different line made in the USA. However they did not say that it would be at the expense of the small fly shop where i ordered them. So I decided to leave the issue at that until now. After having the waders for less than one year they are leaking large quantities of water from the seams which is a lovely surprise when on a trip to the Salmon River in less than favorable temperatures.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Kel-Tec Shotgun (KSG)

Kel-Tec Shotgun: I want one!

Check out the Kelt-Tec webpage for details.