|My version of the Troutman Special|
The eve of Pennsylvania's opening day of trout season found me without a plan. I typically fish alone but the opening day of trout in Pennsylvania is a tradition that is best spent with friends. I hit up my buddy Jeremy Troutman to see if he had plans and if he wanted to fish in the morning. Ironically we were both thinking of hitting the same new water. I have fished the lower section of this stream and the top head waters, but never where he and I were both thinking of fishing. We set a plan to meet early in the morning. I spent the rest of that evening tying up some of my favorite brookie flies in prep for the next days adventure.
|A Sunrise photo that Jeremy captured as we gave the first tributary a try|
|Beautiful hen brookie fell victim to my Jiggy Crayfish|
|A beautiful buck brookie that Jeremy picked up in a log jam|
|Our first double of the trip|
|The most epic double that I have been a part of|
We Continued upstream and were having a nock out day. We were not keeping track of numbers as every fish we caught just blew our minds with how beautiful they were. Not often do you get two doubles on gorgeous native brookies on one stream, but we did. The fish shown above were our stopping point for the trip. Our trip was amazing and I had a new fly design to play with. I didn't get the materials that Jeremy used on his streamer but had an idea on what I wanted use to mimic his fly. I'll now show you how I tie the Troutman Special.