Falling Springs

Tip of the week 

Same old wintertime techniques. Fish slow, deep. shrimp and cress bugs will be the first two flies I will use. Then work other nymphs and streamers. Always be on the look-out for midge and BWO activity.

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 

Nice fishing weather is here well into next week. Thursday looks to be a good chance of rain and thunderstorms. www.weather.com

Must Have Flies 
I Can See It Midge Fly tan, brown, olive 20-24 Buy from Orvis.com
Griffith's Gnat 24-18 Buy from Orvis.com
Indicator Parachute - BWO olive 20-18 Buy from Orvis.com
Gold Bead Hare's Ear Nymph 14-18 Buy from Orvis.com
Flashback Hares Ear Nymph 14-20 Buy from Orvis.com
Humphreys Cress Bug olive 10-6 Buy from Orvis.com
Mike Heck/ Endorsed Guide

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