Fly Fishing Penn’s Creek

Spent last week in central Pennsylvania visiting some family.  I always new there was some world class trout fishing in the area but never made the time to explore during past visits.  I focused on Penn’s Creek and was certainly not disappointed.  Things have been popping early in the northeast (despite the snowstorm we’re having in northern Vermont as I write) and they were already almost done with the grannom caddis and hendrickson mayflies.  I got some good action on early march brown duns as well as caddis and hendrickson spinners.  It was certainly a bonus to get some dry fly action.

The river and surrounding forest is beautiful with lots of good access for anglers.  I did find the area pretty heavily fished and the fish were definitely finicky, however there was plenty of solitude if you’re willing to walk a bit.  Although it wasn’t a dedicated photo trip (especially since I was fishing solo) I did tote a camera and got a few new images for the fly fishing photography archives.

fly fishing gear

© Kurt Budliger Photography

picture of man fly fishing

© Kurt Budliger Photography

The below fish shots were taken using my Canon G11 with an underwater housing.  I wasn’t too happy with most of the attempts since I was trying to hold the fish with one hand shot with the other, all the while not being able to look through the viewfinder.  The other real challenge was to make sure the fish wasn’t getting too stressed while made my images.  The fish was ultimate released unharmed, although quite confused by the excessive amount of attention it received from the paparazzi.

underwater picture of trout

© Kurt Budliger Photography

picture of brown trout

© Kurt Budliger Photography

picture of fly fisherman on a bridge

© Kurt Budliger Photography

picture of fly fishermen on a bridge

© Kurt Budliger Photography

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~ by kurtbudliger on April 27, 2010.

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