Guided Fly and Spey Fishing Trips for Steelhead and Brown Trout with
Steelhead and lake-run browns are our passion. Stream trout are our dirty little secret. We just love them! While some anglers value fish only for their size, we beg to differ. As anyone who has ever held a six inch wild brookie in their palm can tell you, sometimes beauty kills the beast. Which is why when the weather warms, and the steelhead and smallmouth run back for the lake, we start thinking of mountain streams and rivers and wild brook and brown trout in central Pennsylvania.
But perhaps our favorite thing is stripping big streamers for trophy wild trout. Watching a mid-twenty inch wild brown chase down and annihilate a six inch streamer is a blast. It's a physical game that requires long periods of casting on heavier sticks. It will wear out your shoulders. But keep at it and you will see giant trout.
Big trout eat meat. Day in day out, trout don't grow more than twenty inches, sometimes much more, feeding on bug hatches. That's not to say big trout will never be taken on dries, or that a match the hatch game will never yield a good sized fish. It's just that if a trophy wild stream trout is in your fishing differential, then the best place to start is stringing up a stout six or seven weight and start chucking six to eight inches of feathers and fur and hooks to the bank.
And the cool thing is there are plenty of ways to streamer fish for trout. You can get out the trout speys and swing the riffles with larger traditional streamers like matukas, buggers, and even single station composite streamers. You can huck big, heavy, jointed articulates to the overhanging brush and strip it out. Or you can dive headlong to the craziest surface attacks known to mankind and play the mouse game.