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June 8, 2012:

I got out fly fishing for the first time this year on the head waters of the Perkiomen Creek near Pennsburg. This is a beautiful little freestone steam with clear water, and a nice clean bottom. There are a number of branches to the Upper Perkiomen in this area, including the West Branch of the Perkiomen and many area’s hold wild Brown Trout. Parking can be a challenge, and it is generally a small stream with lots of overhanging bushes, my favorite kind of stream. I saw a few mayflys coming off including some Sulfur’s. I started with my favorite caddis pattern in a nice run and switched to a Royal Wulff at the bottom of the riffle at the head of the run. I didn’t see any rises but picked up one nice little brownie on the Royal Wulff and then moved above the riffle into a small pool. No luck in the pool, and I lost my fly so I switched to a sulfur pattern and ended up catching two more brownie’s before I had to head home. Not bad for a 45 minute trip only a few minutes from home.

Larry Heimes