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. With the spring emergences nearly over, it is time to think about summer patterns like wet black ants and Zebra Midges.

Seven-day forecast 

Now that we have passed the "post-Sulphur slump", the fish are getting back to basics. Not surprisingly sowbugs have out-performed any other pattern the last two times I've been on Spring Creek. When the daily abundance of Sulphur nymphs and dries are gone, the trout turn rignt back to their most abundant food source on a year-round basis--sowbugs and shrimp.

Steve Sywensky
Flyfisher's Paradise
State College PA

Conditions 
Must Have Flies 
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