It’s a calm, overcast Saturday morning and I can’t wait to catch up with my friend Bob Hallowell to spend a few hours fly-fishing. Last night I texted him to ask how the fishing was going in the streams in the Quehanna wilderness that we fished together last year, and he suggested we go out together and fish a little stream near from home this morning.
The creek is classic PA rill fishing, and it’s really pretty. The banks are lush and thick with stream vegetation and the canopy above can be a little tight. Perfect for a Hallowell 4-weight, 7′-3″ bamboo fly rod, handcrafted a few miles from this stream in Bob’s custom rod-making shop. Bob knows this stream better than anyone and he is a real “headhunter” when it comes to fishing any stream.He is also a very good spell caster, so he does not waste time and effort. efforts once he starts casting flies. Stick and move, he calls it.
Ray Hunt is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys fly fishing, kayaking, mountain biking and hiking in the PA Wilds. He is a member of the PA Outdoor Writers Association (POWA), PA Wildlife Habitat Unlimited (PWHU), Trout Unlimited (TU), and can be contacted at [email protected]