Yellow Breeches fly fishing for wild brown

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Savage River, Swanton, MD

Tim Brookens and I made our annual trip to the Savage River. We arrived around noon which gave us time to set up camp and fish the afternoon. We had the campground to ourselves.

After a day and half of fishing, we landed 10 decent fish – all Browns ( 2 – 14″ beauties) except for one nice Brookie. We caught (& lost ) fish on the Crackleback, #16 Caddis, beetles and a #26 gray hackle.

The weather and flow were perfect and we left there worn out as usual.

Tim’s 14″ Brown

Tim laying out line

Savage Native Brookie

Bear Valley Run , Buchanan State Forest , PA

Had a good morning on Bear Valley Run.  Still running a bit high and fast with all the rain lately, but fishable.

The water temperature was 59 degrees (low for this time of year). The brookies were coming up  to a # 14 tan caddis tied with olive dubbing and some turkey wing on the shank.

Local streams like the Yellow Breeches are still running too high so this little gem made a good option.

Bear Valley Run

Wild Brookie