Spring Creek

Tip of the week 

Nymphing a limestoner is always the default technique. Day in and day out, the fish just feed better on the bottom than on the surface. For Spring Creek sowbugs and shrimp (scuds) are 24-7-365 flies, patterns that work virtually year round. A Zebra midge, trailed behind a sowbug or shrimp, is a fine choice and suggestive of the abundant chironomids in limestone water. Finally, Sucker Spawn, to suggest trout eggs, is a very viable pattern during the spawn.

Seven-day forecast 

Aging baby boomers like me may remember a Herman's Hermits' song from the 1960s called Henry the Eighth. Lyrics were at a premium, so the second verse was the same as the first. The same could be said of fishing Spring Creek for the next two months. Second verse same as the first........

Steve Sywensky
Flyfisher's Paradise
State College PA

Must Have Flies 
Birchell's Hatching Midge #24 Buy from Orvis.com
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Flashback Baetis Nymph #18 Buy from Orvis.com
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Magic Midge #24 Buy from Orvis.com
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