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May is a great time to buy a new fly rod at Slate Run Tackle shop.  Buy a new Helios, Hydros, Trout Bum or TLS Orvis fly rod and receive a free Battenkill Bar Stock, Battenkill Mid Arbor or a Battenkill Largr Arbor  reel of your choice --free. A value... click here for more

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Historical Data

  05-13-2010 The past four days presented very challenging conditions for fly fishing. High winds and cold temperatures Saturday and Sunday offered poor conditions on the stream. Short line fishing in the riffles and runs was about the only solution for those who fly fished. Rains on Monday and Tuesday raised... click here for more

Pine Creek

Pine has produced wonderful early season fly fishing this year.The hatches are early compared to the historical data that we used in the 60's and 70's. Weather pattern changes I guess. Very heavy adult egg laying Caddis flights the last two days. Still some Early Black Stone Flies around, but... click here for more

Biking The Pine Creek Trail With Dave Kagan

Dave rides the Pine Creek Trail nearly every day. He has biked every foot of the trail many times each year. He also wrote a wonderful book Pine Creek Villages, which covers the history of all the villages on lower Pine Creek. His book is available at our store. The... click here for more

May 17 Ride

From my home in Torbert Village north to Dry Run Comfort Station 2 miles above Waterville, I enjoyed the current proliferation of purple and white Dame’s rockets, yellow rockets and the five-petaled, white flowers of the rasberry plant, all along the rail trail. The smaller, white flowers of another invasive... click here for more

05-16-2010 6:50 AM Pine dropped some over night. It is below the magic 3ft level, making it fly fishable and wadable in some locations. The clarity is very acceptable for fishing, being a light Olive. Some flyfishers did very well yesterday with small drifting nymphs and no competition from other... click here for more

05-17-2010 Pine is fishing very well today. Lots of Sulphurs and the trout are looking up. Light showers are predicted for today and periods of rain tonight. It doesn't sound like it will impact the stream flow at this time. Good weather is predicted for the rest of the week.... click here for more

05-19-2010 The rains and showers have finally moved through the area. Pine came up a bit from the rains, but still under 3ft. The water is Olive and very fishable. A little stronger flow than some people like, but we are still getting good reports from Pine. Hatches are mixed... click here for more

O5-21-2010 Pine is back to it's 90 year average flow rate. Beautiful Olive color and the temperature is in the upper 50's. Moderate fly activity yesterday. A few nice fish caught, but less than I would expect. A light shower or thunder storm is predicted for tomorrow along with slightly... click here for more

05-23-2010 Most of the better feeding activity on Pine was during the morning and late at night. The Golden Stones hatched during the last couple of days. The hatch is as strong as the western stone fly hatches, but is mainly nocturnal. Fishing wet flies at night is productive, but... click here for more

05-24-2010 3:11 P.M. The Drakes have arrived in good numbers. They have been hatching sporadically for the past few days. There are spinners in the air from the early hatches. Tonight may be a heavy hatch. We will let you know. Good fishing both early and late, with slower nymph... click here for more

May 25th. Trail Ride

May 20-24 Rides I have now passed 2200 miles of cycling this year, most of them on the rail trail. On Friday, May 21, I rode 47 miles, a roundtrip from my home in Torbert Village to Wolfe’s General Store in Slate Run, where I “wolfed” down a delicious Panini... click here for more

Pine produced another fine evening of surface activity Mondat night. Very little activity until the last 20 to 30 minutes of day light. Than very good until after 1030 P.M. It may have lasted longer I would suspect.Of course fishing to spinner falls after dark is not the easiest form... click here for more

05-27-2010 2:09 P.M. Pine has warmed over the past few days.Temperatures pushed into the mid 70's before a thunder storm moved through the area and gave us some relief. Feeding moved to early morning and just at dark an into the night. Storms predicted over the next few days should... click here for more

06 - 02 - 2010 Pine received a much needed influx of water with the recent storms that moved through the area. About 2 inches of rain increased the volume to just above normal for the year. Fishing is still very active early morning to about 10 A.M. and than... click here for more

06-02-2010 10:04 A.M. Slate Run received a volume increase with storms the last couple of days. Fisherman reports would indicate that the run is fishing better this year than the past couple of years. Fly activity is normal. ... click here for more

06-07-2010 Strong storms on Saturday and Sunday increased the flow on Pine Creek and also dropped the temperature back to the low to mid 60's. Trout were feeding during the morning hours and just at dark. B.W.O.'s during the morning and Olive spinners at night. Still some Sulphurs and Slate... click here for more

Trail Ride 05-26-2010

May 26 Ride On Wednesday, May 26, I rode 70 miles roundtrip from my home in Torbert Village to Bohen Run, one mile above Blackwell Village. Life was exploding all along the trail, both flowers and animals, with the temperature reaching into the upper 80s. Highlights included seeing four wood... click here for more

June 3rd. Pine Creek Trail - Dave Kagan

June 3 Ride I bicycled today between the southern terminus in Jersey Shore at mile-marker 168 up to Waterville and McConnell’s country store, a distance of about 11 miles. Flower situation: crown vetch (introduced into the United States in the 1950s for erosion control and now considered an invasive species)... click here for more

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