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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-25-2016, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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Cherry Run

I live pretty close to cherry run so I went out Saturday morning. Was on the water by 6 and a went to a pretty sweet looking hole. Trout were rising everywhere and the only insects on top were a few large mayflys (March browns?) and a few caddis (grannom?). I figured they must be hitting emergers but didn't have much luck fishing emergers. Didn't have much luck nymphing either. A couple other guys came up through and each landed 18 inchers. When I casted the nymph I used the appropriate weight, casted upstream at an angle and held the rod too high to reduce drag. Perhaps I missed strikes. Any suggestions on flies, techniques,...? Any ideas would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-25-2016, 11:51 PM
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Re: Cherry Run

I just drove over that stream sunday morning. I wish I could help you out but my fly fishing game is way below par.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-26-2016, 12:11 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Cherry Run

Sorry I wasn't specific I actually fished penns creek near where cherry run is.
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Re: Cherry Run

The best lesson I ever learned on Penns was during the Grey Fox hatch. Bugs galore, rising fish, fish rolling just under the surface, it was a dream night...except I couldn't get a darn trout to look at my flies. I finally stopped fishing swore a little bit, looked at the water and realized there were flying ants mixed in on the surface. Out of frustration I tied on an ant pattern and couldn't keep them off it. Broke off my only three ants I had and I stopped catching fish. Doesn't matter how big the bug is, fish on Penns eat what they want, when they want when they are in the mood. You just have to keep going at 'em. Did you try lifting the nymph at the end of the drift?

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Re: Cherry Run

Yep tried the lift also. I am wondering if maybe I missed a lot of subtle takes. I have caught plenty of trout on flies in stocked areas in the past but as of yet am primarily a fly fisher of smallmouth bass. Perhaps I'm waiting for the slam and am missing the subtle line pauses.
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Re: Cherry Run

They are pretty fast at sucking in and spitting out that fly. You should have asked the other people what they were using, most people would at least give you a idea if not a fly or 2. But with out being there its hard to tell what was going on, could have been a number of things.
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