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Fly-fishing for carp on Pennsylvania’s lower Shenango River? It’s fantastic fun

For carp, favorite flies include Wooly Buggers, in black, brown or olive. And the fish devour blood worms, so red San Juan worms are a wise choice. (Photo by Colby D. Crossland, Flickr)

A friend promised me that we could catch a multitude of fish by wading into the lower Shenango River, just below the concrete structure that holds back the water that creates Shenango River Lake.
I’d fished portions of the lower river, but I was hesitant when he claimed we could wade to within 75 yards or closer to the dam itself. As we approached the dam, I noticed red danger signs at the riverbanks, which ironically gave me confidence. Their display meant officials had determined where deep water began, and that increased my confidence to move around in the waist-high water where my buddy had led me.

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