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. During the summer, a wet black ants does yeoman's duty beneath the surface, often outperforming the normally deadly small crustacean patterns. Finally, a Zebra midge, often trailed behind a larger fly, is a fine low-water choice.

Seven-day forecast 

We are in a pattern that will continue until the weather undergoes a significant change--Tricos in the morning, a dose of ant and beetle fishing thereafter, and good nymphing any time you care to wet a line.

Steve Sywensky
Flyfisher's Paradise
State College PA

Must Have Flies 
Indicator Spinner - Trico #22-24 Buy from Orvis.com
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Bead Head Hare's Ear Nymph #12-14 Buy from Orvis.com
Skilton Quick Sight Ant #12-16 Buy from Orvis.com
Indicator Beetle #12-16 Buy from Orvis.com
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