The Trout Turnpike

A destination.

A state of mind.

A way of life.

There’s a 33-mile stretch of route 872 that crawls up through the Pennsylvania Wilds running hand-in-hand with the First Fork of Sinnemahoning Creek. It’s lined with ample pull-offs and seemingly endless fishing spots from the manicured railings and benches at the Stevenson Dam to unmarked honey holes you can’t reach without a hiking stick and a decent amount of snake knowledge. It’s my Trout Turnpike. And once you’ve been on it, you’re never truly off it. 


Dark Skies Fly Fishing explains how a sucker spawn led to a trove of native browns:

Ventures Fly Co. claims to have compiled "everything you need to know about fly rods":

Midcurrent posted a father-son fishing video (cue up “Cat’s in the Cradle” and check it out):

Midcurrent also has an excerpt from Ryan Johnston's latest, REELLY: Unbelievable Fly Fishing Guide Stories:

And yes, there are now AI fish photos (and they’re terrible):