I recently had the opportunity to spend an entire week in the Karoondinha Gorge. The fishing itself, particularly the dry fly fishing, was nothing short of fantastic, as it always is at this time of the year. The weather patterns were dominated by a couple of cool, cloudy, overcast low pressure fronts that moved through the area while the surface of the creek was dominated by abundant hatches of sulphers, caddis, cahills, baetis, march browns, green drakes, etc., etc. Highlights included fishing with my good friend & fellow Pro Staffer Glen G on a day when the fish rose in waves pretty much all day long, from 0700 hrs right up until darkness enveloped the stream. Another was landing a 19" wild brown (measured on the handle of my landing net) during a sulpher spinner fall on Friday night. I subsequently fumbled that fish back into the water while trying to snag a photo in near total darkness. Just as well, I suck pretty bad at flash photography and there was no way I could pull off a hand held exposure on the stream in the dark without one. I know, I'm a wuss.
Upper Penns Valley.
Wash day on the Nairobi?
Around Reedsville, Pa.
It's always we rambled, that river and I
All along your green valley, I will work till I die
My land I'll defend with my life if it be
Cause my pastures of plenty must always be free