Michael Evanko fly fishing an unnamed Pennsylvania wild trout stream located in Schuylkill County. This stream is referred to as a blue-line stream because it is not named on maps and it was unknown prior to fishing it whether or not it supported a population of wild trout. The stream runs through a thick rhododendron forest and access was very difficult. The water temperatures on this tributary held steady in the low 40s during the time of filming. There were no direct access trails to a majority of this stream and hiking in was necessary. The nymph pattern used in this video is called the Pink Ferrari and utilizes pink Lively Legz. This video was shot on Tuesday, January 2, 2019, and was solo filmed.
Video of Michael Evanko fly fishing a wild brook trout stream in Columbia County, Pennsylvania. He includes a few tips for fishing for winter brook trout. The water fished flows through state land and is a tributary of a tributary to the Susquehanna River. During the time of filming the winds were calm, the air temps were close to 40 degrees and the water temperatures were around 42 degrees. This stream did not have direct access trails. State trails were used to get within several hundred yards. The nymph pattern used in this video is called the Pink Ferrari. This video was shot on Sunday, December 29, 2018, and was solo filmed.
Video of Michael Evanko exploring a blue-line (unnamed) wild brook trout stream in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. This stream is approximately two miles in length and winds through the heart of Pennsylvania’s coal region. The water temps at the time of filming were in the low 40s and the air temps were the same. This stream had no access trails and was strewn with fallen trees and branches. This combined with the winter temperatures made it challenging to catch fish. The rod used in this video is a 8′-4wt G-Looms Pro 4-X with a Hatch 3-Plus reel. The Pink Ferrari nymph pattern described by Evanko is based on the Lively Legz Pink Cadillac pattern and incorporates pink Lively Legz rubber nymph legs. This video was shot on Sunday, December 23, 2018 and was solo filmed.