Around 9:15 PM, almost dark at the time. Had a great hatch of sulphurs and returning Coffin Flies mixed in sparsely. It was a great evening, the big fish were moving around feeding on the Coffin Flies at will.
It's great to catch Stream Born Brownies, and Native Brookies in the same stream, with some Rainbows mixed in
also. Now don't get me wrong this is a tough stream to fish, hatches are the key. I have been Fly Fishing Pine and its feeders for over 50 years now, there are nights that it is not for a rookie that is for sure, and I like it that way. Taught two men this week how to Fly Fish Pine Creek with big Drakes and slow action Fly Rods, using 6X Constant Tapered Leaders 9' to 15' in length. Using this technique you must learn how to time cast, kick casting only messes up the leader when using big size #8 and size #6 Parachute Drakes. It's a learning experience no doubt about it.
The big Brownies and Brookies come to the big Drakes. Our family has been Fly Fishing in this manner with our Bamboo Fly Rods, for many many generations, here on Pine Creek. My nephue Brian is becoming quite good at it now, he is in his late 20's, and had a great week last week, catching some real nice fish.
When my brother Kurt and his son Brian drop me their pictures I will post a few.
Pa Native Brook Trout, God's most beautiful fish.