Started the day out casting glass rods with Mike from Seele Fly Rods. Mike is the rod designer and builder at Seele and he also shares my discerning affinity for a great casting rod. A good fishing rod at the very least will cast a fly, a great fishing rod has the kind of feel that makes you want to fish it everyday. Its the rod that you feel like you can do anything with, whether its driving tacks at 25 – 30ft or dropping long bombs at 80ft. It’s the rod that casts so good that it feels like cheating when you use another. A great rod has “feel” and it connects the caster to the fly in a way that gives the caster the kind of tactile feedback they need to control the fly-line.
Now I didnt get a chance to cast them all but I will just say that if you like a more “lively” slower rod, give Mike and Seele a look. Seele Rods are made right here in Bellwood, Pa.
We met Mike in Coburn outside of central Pa’s most imfamous fly shop, The Feathered Hook. When it comes to Penns Creek Jonas and his staff are top notch. Don’t hesitate to stop by and pick up the low down on the creek.
Penns was bumping at 980cfs and was barely wadable. We clouldnt manage any fish to hand but the bugs are here. BWO’s and stoneflies.
We left Penns for Spring Creek and found better fortunes. We each manged a couple. Caddis pupa and larva. Some BWO’s. Fishing is still slow but it starting the heat up.