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Went fishing with Dad (a Pennsylvania tR)

Started by swervinmervin, May 02, 2016, 21:44:30 PM

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swervinmervin

May 02, 2016, 21:44:30 PM Last Edit: May 02, 2016, 21:51:16 PM by swervinmervin

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My wife and I are having our first kid this summer, so when up in Pittsburgh for a baby shower, I went fishing with my dad. He's been talking about this trip for at least two months, and even bought a new rod just for the occasion. We hit up the Neshannock, a big creek about an hour north of the city. It's well traveled, especially in the two-mile long fly rod only section. We tried to stay to the quieter parts, but started the morning in the special reg. BIG DISCLAIMER: very few fish pics and they all suck.

Fished up about a mile of creek, starting where it split around a small island. I worked the lower half and saw little.

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Thought there might be something lurking under this tree, but, alas, nothing.

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Came up to this wide stretch. Kinda skinny, and nothing but two chubs.
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Meanwhile, dad hooked up with a couple on the other arm (which I discovered later was much more promising) and landed one bow.

Dad in the woods

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We worked upstream until we ran into two guys in the hole we were hoping for. Watched one guy land a big brown. Oh well. We headed back down the upper arm and fished the runs dad had already covered. Fishing was good, got into a hatch and were surrounded by jumping trout all around.

Here's the old man hooked up

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And again

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Must be nice to be the folks living in that house.

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Too many guys started rolling in, so we made for the diner. After lunch, we headed down into the gorge. Nobody there, and just some amazing deep, fast water.

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I switched to streamers and on the third cast got broken off by a huge brown. Next cast, got broken off again. Maybe that Orvis leader was on sale for a reason?

Long range hero shot with a not long range lens.

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Pretty great place to spend the afternoon. I landed another two rainbows after getting busted by the big brown, by dad couldn't figure out how to work the camera. To my surprise, there's smallmouth in this water:

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All in all, an awesome day spent with dad. Can't ask for more.

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Yallerhammer

Good stuff. I'd love to be able to fish another day with my dad.

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Woolly Bugger

Cool beans, sounds like the old man out fished the whippersnapper!

I use straight 12 lb when slinging streamers! -+;

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Dougfish

Quote from: Woolly Bugger on May 03, 2016, 07:59:52 AM

I use straight 12 lb when slinging streamers! -+;

Yep. 17 lb. flouro here. Come to Papa.

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? " -Oddball, 1970

"I don't wanna go to hell,
But if I do,
It'll be 'cause of you..."
Strange Desire, The Black Keys, 2006

Jfey

Quote from: Dougfish on May 03, 2016, 08:34:40 AM

Quote from: Woolly Bugger on May 03, 2016, 07:59:52 AM

I use straight 12 lb when slinging streamers! -+;

Yep. 17 lb. flouro here. Come to Papa.
#goatrope

Nice day with your Pops.

Yup, going fishing

bamafisher

That new Sturgill record is great. That's a hell of a way to spend the day with your pops. Awesome stuff.

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