Remembering PA Fly-Fishing Legend Charlie Meck

Written by: Paul Weamer


Charlie Meck was an idol to generations of East Coast trout anglers.
Photos courtesy charlesmeck.com and legacy.com

Today is a very sad day for me and the fly-fishing world. My friend Charlie Meck died on Tuesday afternoon. He passed peacefully with his family beside him. Charlie was a fly-fishing icon, . . .

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Top 10 (and more!) Flies for Fall on the Upper Delaware


Capt. Joe Demalderis (left) has trouble deciding on just ten patterns for fall on his home waters.
Photo via Facebook

On the Upper Delaware system, fall is a bittersweet time of year for me. Bitter in so far as the season is coming to an all too quick close; sweet because the river lights up again like a final hurrah and . . .

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Photos and Story: Discovering Pennsylvania’s Native Brook Trout


A three-week trip to study native brook trout has opened the author's eyes to the importance of protecting habitat.
Photos by Matteo Moretti

As a young fisherman, conservationist, and aspiring media content creator, I am constantly amazed and grateful for the wonderful opportunities that are available to kids like me who are . . .

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Photos: Home for the Holidays in Pennsylvania

Written by: Josh Diller


A nice wild brown trout I was able to land during my trip back to my home waters of Pennsylvania.
Photos by Josh Diller

Although I now live and guide in Colorado, I'm originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and this year I spent the holidays with family and friends back East. For some people, such a trip might mean . . .

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Pro Tips: Staying Streamer Neutral

Written by: George Daniel, author of Strip-Set: Techniques, Tactics, & Patterns for Streamers


The author increased his success with streamers by watching a skilled bait fisherman, his father-in-law.
Photo via Instagram

The concept of neutral buoyancy is something we all learned in high school. However, it wasn’t until I began streamer fishing in my late teens that I found a practical use for this concept. In short, . . .

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Podcast: Mastering the Hatch from a Boat, with Joe Demalderis


Capt. Joe Demalderis (left) guides anglers to tough Catskills trout from his trusty drift boat.
Photo via Facebook

This week, we feature an interview with an old friend, Joe Demalderis, of Cross Current Guide Service and Outfitters in the Catskills. Joe knows the Delaware system about as well as any . . .

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Take Action to Protect the Upper Delaware River

Written by: Sherri Resti Thomas, Friends of the Upper Delaware River


Delaware River guide Ryan Furtak shows off the kind of fish produced by good water flows.
Photo courtesy Cross Current Guide Service

The Upper Delaware River tailwater is one of the finest wild-trout fisheries in the country.
In less than a week, it could be in grave danger. New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and . . .

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Photos: Testing the Waters—and the Drone—in SWPA


The Laurel Highlands are Nirvana for anglers who love mountain streams.
Photos by Matt Guess, Aerial Powered Media

Reader Vincent Piasecke continues to explore the rivers and streams of southwestern Pennsylvania with his Superfine Glass 7-1/2 foot 3-weight paired with a Battenkill Disc reel. He . . .

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Photos: Winter in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands


The stark beauty of a mountain stream in winter is worth some frigid fingers.
Photos by Evan Sanders

Reader Vincent Piasecke has been chasing mountain trout in the Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania over the past few weeks, and he sent in these cool photos. His . . .

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Photos: Brookies of the Laurel Highlands


The native brook trout of the Allegheny Mountains are beautiful and perfectly adapted to the region.
Photos by Evan Sanders

Check out these great photos from the Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania. Reader Vincent Piaseske has been chasing mountain brook trout with his trusty 3-weight and sent in . . .

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