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Fishing Report
Thu, October 30, 2014

Reports from both clients and guides indicate that anglers enjoyed great fishing throughout the river system today.  The lower section was hot at first light and continued to produce Steelhead ...

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Address:Pulaski, New York

Fishing Brings Out the Love: Angling Couple Makes It Official at the DSR

Getting engaged was the last thing on Jennel Yelito’s mind Engagement at DSRwhen her boyfriend and hard core fisherman Bill Swenson asked her to help him find the right fly in a box he pulled from his trusty chest pack while fishing DSR waters last month.

Swenson introduced Jennel to the DSR in March 2012, when they hooked just one steelhead in freezing temperatures that froze their lines but didn't deter their love of fly fishing.  The Pennsylvania natives returned in the fall for the salmon run and have been coming every year since.
Engagement ring
Yelito, a  2015 DSR Photo Calendar winner, and Swenson had been angling all morning without a hook up, so they hiked up to the Wall hole and Jennel decided to take a lunch break. Swenson declined joining her saying, “I’m going to keep fishing. I have something guaranteed to catch the biggest fish ever.” He reached into his chest pack and pulled out a fly box, then asked Jennel to help him find "the right fly".

She dug around a few minutes, struggling to find what he needed. Then Bill handed her a new box, saying “Oh, it’s in THIS fly box, one with 2 eggs in it.” She opened the box to find a gleaming diamond ring. Bill proposed right there on the river -  waders, fly lines and all.

The riverside proposal was a perfectly romantic way to get engaged for a couple who loves the outdoors and fishing together. They will marry next June 20th in the Poconos backyard of Bill's parents'.   Fish ON! to the happy couple!