Pine Creek, The Muncy & Talking Barred Owls

Last week two of my fly fishing buddies that live near Williamsport, Pennsylvania confirmed that Pine Creek was finally shaping up for a weekend of good fly fishing. High water from spring rains had kept large numbers of fishermen from catching the trout that were stocked in the water that runs from Slate Run to below Black Walnut Bottom.

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Pine Creek 2016, German Browns, and Broken Fly Rods

I finished up my few days of fly fishing in the Catskills on May 11th, and then headed southwest to fish the Big and Little Pine Creeks in western Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. This was the 13th time I made this trip. Shortly after I graduated from Penn State University, a couple of my college buddies and I met up in Waterville, Pennsylvania to fly fish and stay in touch after school. The trip started out as a reunion of sorts and now 13 years later we’ve added various friends and acquaintances along the way. We usually average out around 10 guys making the trip each year. One of our traditions is meeting up on Little Pine Creek on our first morning at 8:00am. This meet-up has proven to be a good indicator of what we can expect for the rest of the week as far as mayfly hatches and fish activity.

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