Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Wild things

Dame's rocket or sweet rocket (invasive)
fleabane
A couple of quiet morning hours were spent on the Yellow Breeches in south central PA enjoying wild things.

The intoxicating fragrance of Dame's rocket filled the moist air and the flower fleabane and honeysuckle added some color to the light green of the spring woodlands.


A few wild browns and rainbows were brought to the net along with their stocked relatives using a small pheasant tail and zebra midge, the trout approving of both equally.  All these things working to refresh the mind.


10 comments:

  1. Nice post Mark....this time of year you can find new blooms almost everyday out there. I like the contrast between the new life and the dead leaves on the forest floor. We are fortunate....

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    1. Alan - this is a time of year where the landscape changes very quickly. These changes have been magnified by trips from MA to PA. Even in a few hours drive south the changes are accelerated and then they reverse on the drive home.

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  2. Mark, I would say if forced to fish one fly in the run it would have to be a zebra. There is probably a midge hatch of some sort virtually everyday. So nice to see those wild rainbows showing up. This week has been a virtual wash out with all the rain. Now is the time to start watching out for sulphurs. Thanks.

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    1. Brad - the olive midge you suggested has been doing very well. I am wondering with all the zebra's those fish in the run see, if some crazy color would be effective just because it's different.

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    2. Mark, I've run into fishermen that have an entire box full of nothing but zebras in every color you can think of. I'm sure at certain times they all work . I still think size is the bigger factor along with presentation.

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    3. I bet they don't have any in my top secret color! lol

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  3. Mark, what a good sign to see the young trout making good in the spring creeks.

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    1. Sam - Those little guys put a smile on my face!

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    1. Will - thanks! I've really been enjoying fishing in PA from time to time. It's like going home for me

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