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A day away from the crowd.

Posted on July 17 2019

With the rain eliminating lawn watering responsibility what was I to do but go fishing. Tried the upper reaches of the BR that was, with the aid of the thermal release, in the low 60s on the PA side. Fished with a spinner, iso and steno for an hour without seeing a rise. Saw an olive float down the river and then a couple in the air. Put one on and was immediately into fish. Lost them (6 straight) as fast as I hooked them but at least there was action. Quit in time for lunch without landing anything but yearlings.

With the forecast calling for thunderstorms starting at two and continuing the rest of the day, I decided to tie flies. At exactly 2:00 the rain began and it rained most of the rest of the afternoon. At about 5:30 I was bored enough to get in the car and drive up to the UE in the pouring rain. There was no one to be seen on the river so I had my pick of the pools. Hooked a good number of fish in the rain, which did not let up until about 8:00. There was never a heavy hatch but the combination of an assortment of both duns and spinners kept the fish feeding. If I could have landed half of the fish I hooked it would have been a very good evening.

It's no secret that the fishing is tough right now. The "sulphur zone" fish have been pounded non stop and are very difficult to catch. I dislike crowds and have avoided fishing there whenever possible. The problem is I haven't consistently found bugs and feeding fish elsewhere. Today's olive hatch was encouraging as was tonight's mixed bag of spinners and duns, however, with several 90 degree days in the forecast the surest bet is the cold water in the 'sulphur zone".


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