( Image: A freshly hatched Sulphur dun that crawled up on my waders on the West Branch of the Delaware in the Catskills as it was shedding its nymphal shuck that looks like a Pheasant Tail nymph - thus the case for a Sulphur dry with a brown Z-lon tail shuck and a PT dropper during this hatch- … [Read more...] about The Enigmatic Masking Hatch
limestone spring creeks
( A stunningly beautiful and vibrant colored Big Spring wild brook trout-author image-circa 2015) “Man's Utopian dreams get circumvented through compromise and disappointment into a tolerable reality.”(quote by Stewart Stafford) It was as pure and utopian as a wild brook trout heaven could … [Read more...] about Chasing Marinaro’s Big Spring- Wild Trout Utopian Dreams still in Limbo
( Though many of us love to fish dries and swinging wets, Midges and micro crustaceans are a trout's bread and butter in the benthic bio drift in winter as pictured above. Thus entailing nymphing either traditional or Euro style. Though we tend to confuse midge larvae color with adults' coloration … [Read more...] about MICROMANAGING MINUTIAE-OVERCOMING TINY FLY PHOBIA
If you are a summertime trout stream fly fisher you will know the scenario about to be described all too well. You get to the stream armed with your favorite hopper or ant pattern. Or maybe a Sulphur/ BWO emerger on a big icy cold tailwater. And as you walk the banks you see little white clouds of … [Read more...] about Dances with Tricos-The White Curse Demystified
Coming June 15th to Hallowed Waters Podcasts- special guest: Al Caucci “The Mayfly Mystique and Saga”- Trout Selectivity and Matching the Hatch from the Meniscus to Benthos Top to Bottom ” Don’t miss this one! Hallowed Waters Podcast/Journal publisher/ host Matthew Supinski and special guest : Al … [Read more...] about Mayfly Podcast with Al Caucci
Our new spring issue has 250 pages of luscious content and stunning images celebrating the rite of spring and the annual trout opener that has been celebrated in history and paid homage to in classic writings like in John Voelker's "Trout Madness". We invite you to come and subscribe and see what … [Read more...] about What’s in our Spring Issue of Hallowed Waters-lots to love!