First off, let me say, I love being a resident of Pittsburgh. As far as big cities go, it’s rather small, with just over 300,000 residents so it’s not overwhelming. We have great neighborhoods, schools, food, sports teams, no less than three rivers, the list goes on and on. So whats the problem? Pittsburgh has to be the worst place in Pennsylvania to be a fly fisherman. Sure there are stocked streams within minutes of the city but oftentimes I need more. I need a wild trout fix. So what’s a guy to do? Usually, road trips. Pennsylvania has some of the best spring fed streams and greatest hatches not to mention wild brookies, browns, and even rainbows. Being a latecomer to fly fishing and tying, I’ve barely scratched the surface of what PA has to offer. So it can’t be wild fish and limestone streams all of the time. So what. This blog is about making the best of it.