Spring Creek

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

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, wet black ants, are a vital pattern to fish subsurface during the summer months. Fish that reject larger patterns will happily munch a big wet ant.

Seven-day forecast 

Despite a brief thundershower on Sunday night, Spring Creek remains low and clear. What we really need is three or four days of steady, soaking rain, but that is just not in the forecast.

Steve Sywensky
Flyfisher's Paradise
State College PA

Conditions 
Must Have Flies 
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