Slate Run wild brown
Upper Pine Creek, Gaines:
Since we stay at the Rough Cut Lodge (www.roughcutlodge.com) for the first two weeks of June, much of our evening fishing and some mornings are done here. We missed the major hatches this year but still had success on smaller flies like BWOs, gray hackle flies and caddis.
Lower Pine Creek, Slate Run:
Ron Hill and I fished lower Pine at Slate Run with the purpose of catching 2 big Browns. Mission accomplished! We caught 2 16″ Browns on size #22 gray hackle flies. Both were “sippers”. It’s amazing how these nice fish will focus on small flies and casting anything bigger gets refused.
This tributary to Pine Creek is challenging but fun. Although we didn’t catch any lunkers, Ron hooked and lost a couple. We did catch some nice wild fish though- brookies and browns. We always look forward to this adventure.
Cedar Run is another tributary to Pine Creek. Ron Hill and I fished through a canyon that stretches 1.1 mile from a bridge on the lower end to a cabin on the upper end. This was a 6 hour fishing adventure in a serene setting with no access from the road between our parking spots. We caught lots of wild fish…mostly brookies and had a great time.