Falling Springs


The stream is running about normal and stained due abundant rainfall. It is also running in the low 50's. Fishing nymphs in dead-drift fashing will work best. Streamer should be presented with a gentle twitch. Keep an eye for adult insects.

4X is what I normally nymph with, but lighter tippets are sometimes needed. Most dry flies can be tied off 6X but the tipping point to 7X is around size 20. Dress appropriate-no bright clothes and you are set. These few tips and many more patterns, hatches and techniques can be found in my book, "Spring Creek Strategies" bought at any Orvis store or off my web site.

Seven-day forecast 

A cooling trend will settle in for the next few days. Expect 30's warming into the 50's. www.weather.com

Must Have Flies 
Griffith's Gnat 20-18 Buy from Orvis.com
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Sparkle Dun olive 20-18 Buy from Orvis.com
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