Reel Scales Fishing is a group of 6 young men who fish Southwestern PA. Had a chance to interview Chuck from this group to learn a bit more about his fishing and plans for Reel Scales Fishing.
Who is Reel Scales Fishing?
Honestly, Reel Scales Fishing has changed a lot in the year that it’s been around. It is still all six of us, but we haven’t fished together as much as we used to, but I still fish a lot myself. The three most active fishing members are myself, Chuck Hines, and Dominic Faieta and Gino Faieta.
What are your personal greatest strengths as an angler?
My strengths would probably be fly fishing for trout even though I just started recently and fishing tailwaters of dams and waterfalls for walleye and smallmouth bass. My favorite kind of fishing is fly fishing for wild trout. My favorite trout species is brown trout.
How did the idea of videoing your fishing adventures come about?
Basically we just really wanted to capture our fishing moments and share them with other people. Recently we haven’t made as many videos because my camera has been broke and I fish the most out of the group.
What do you consider your favorite southwest PA waters?
My top 3 waters to fish in southwest PA are Dunbar Creek for trout, Ten Mile Creek for walleye, smallmouth bass, and trout, and the Youghiogheny River for trout and smallmouth bass.
What are your favorite top 2 favorite videos from 2016?
Number one would probably be our video of fishing Meadow Run Delayed Harvest and second would be fishing Laurel Hill Creek Delayed Harvest. Both are in great streams and are located in the mountains. I especially like the Laurel Hill Creek video because it was snowing while we were fishing.
What is one location that your crew would love to do a video shoot on outside southwest PA and why?
We frequently fish outside of SW PA, but one place I can’t wait to get to is Spring Creek that runs through State College because it’s an awesome trout stream.
What are your plans for 2017 for the Reel Scales Fishing YouTube channel?
I eventually want to get a new camera, but at the moment do not have the funds to buy a new one. So once I am able to get a new camera, I will continue with videos. One thing I want to do in 2017 though is go mousing for brown trout at night.
You can follow Reel Scales Fishing on both their YouTube channel and Instagram account.