|The Lake at Boiling Springs,the shop is the building on the left|
Brad Bashore was gracious to provide a lot of information on the Yellow Breeches and some suggestions on where to fish, flies, etc. He also suggested that I stop by the TCO fly shop in Boiling Springs. Neil spent a good deal of time telling me about the area and what to expect. He took a look at my fly boxes and then suggested a few local favorites. I like having a few local flies from the places I visit. If you are ever in central PA, this is a shop I would high recommend you stop by. They are very knowledgeable and will give you an honest opinion of what you need to be successful and nothing more.
|One of several springs at the one end of the Lake|
I chose to focus during the afternoon on the main stem of the river below the run. I didn't see any rising fish during the time I was on the river so I focused on nymphing and managed to entice a rainbow and a brown with one of the local nymphs that Neil had suggested. Later in the afternoon I did venture up into the run but my long 10ft nymph rod was way too long to effectively fish the smaller run. I would have been more at home with my 6ft fiberglass rod and some tiny nymphs. I was amazed at how many fish were sitting in the shallow riffles of the run. This is obviously a very productive stretch of water. I did see a couple of pairs of fish looking like they were getting ready to spawn, one of which was a massive brook trout.
|The beautiful Yellow Breeches where the "run" joins the main stem|
|A nice Yellow Breeches brown|