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

Seven-day forecast 

Another hot, dry week has passed, and again, almost no rain fell. Fishing on Spring creek is excellent in the morning and nearly nonexistent over the rest of the day. I see no reason to expect a change from that pattern in the next seven days.

Steve Sywensky
Flyfisher's Paradise
State College PA

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