Fishing has continued to be good here in northeast PA, although it's quite different than it was just a couple weeks ago. The stream is getting low, water is clear, and fishing is technical. We live day-to-day watching the weather and hoping for rain. We're blessed with cold water and it is definitely terrestrial season – ants, beetles, inch worm, and spiders. Here are a few photos from the past week. As you can see, the Benton dam which was lined with fishermen in April is now a very popular spot with swimmers! What a difference a couple of months can make.
Tim Flagler Ties the Leisenring Spider
Thinking about summer fishing, here's a clip from Tim Flagler on tying the Leisenring Spider. Thank you Tim and Midcurrent.
“This truly classic-looking fly is called a Leisenring Spider. I have deviated significantly from the original pattern in terms of the tying sequence and techniques, but I think the end result is fairly close to what Mr. Leisenring intended.”