I had the great pleasure to travel to State College, PA to compete in my first ever Team USA Regional Competition this past week. I headed down to PA a few days early to learn the fishery and have an idea of what to expect when the tournament started. What I found was an incredible wild trout fishery that rivals any I've found out west. Along with great fishing was a very dedicated group of anglers and fly shops that supported it. In particular, TCO Fly Shop was a great resource for me in learning the fishery, and a top notch shop and guide service. One thing to expect if you head down is that you won't necessarily find a lot of solitude on the rivers. Fishing pressure is high in this area, but I found everyone to be kind and courteous on the water.
I've decided to add an articles page to the site as a resource for anglers looking to learn as much as they can. I'm going to go through the old fishing reports and add articles I've written throughout the years first, and then start adding pieces as I go along. I'll start with comp write ups as they have tons of valuable tactics and lessons learned on the water. Keep checking back for more articles in the next week or two.