84 Degrees in Williamsport PA on Tuesday March 27th. HHHMMM I wonder if theres something going on with our weather? Maybe there is something to this "Global Warming"!
Time for a Hike!
I load my gear in the truck and take that familiar Cruise to one of my favorite spots. The Mud Run in Hickory Run State Park.
The Mud Run is OPEN TO FISHING ALL YEAR!
NO CLOSED SEASON!!
I hike down in to the Creek to find it running clear, a little high and cold 44 Degrees.
I tie on a #8 green beadhead Wooly bugger. I'm casting a Teeny T-130 line, this line has a 24' sinking front section that sinks to about 4 to 6' now on sale for 35.00 normally 82.00 at jimteeny.com click this link then go to closeouts.
The leader is short 4' tied down to 4x. The rod is a Sage SP 9' 5wt.
Then I find a nice Riffle and cast across and down letting the fly just swing through, a few more casts and I take one step downstream. I do this until I feel a bump, I lift and I'm on my first Trout since January!
Its like a Great big Aspirin, or that first long gulp of beer after finishing a tough job!
I ask myself, how cool is my backyard??
Its a male brown 12" I release it after sharing a moment when I say,
Go tell Grandpa Paul Healy says "HES CHICKEN" Figuring he might come straighten Me and my line out!
I cast a while longer, Grandpa doesn't show!
hike back up to the truck and drive down to another spot to find someone there already Do I know that truck? Looks familiar.
I hike down to find Jim and Mark from Quakertown, "Jim just released a 16" Rainbow" Mark tells me,
I ask, "Shouldn't you guys be working?"