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. At this time of year, Sucker Spawn, a suggestion of a clutch of sucker eggs, is extremely effective. Sulphur nymphs are beginning to be active, and the fish are on the lookout for them as well

Seven-day forecast 

Although stream levels will decline as we dry out, I do not expect a return to low, clear water anytime soon. Also, because the weather has been so mild for most of the year, expect hatches to run 7-10 days ahead of normal.

Steve Sywensky
Flyfisher's Paradise
State College PA

Conditions 
Must Have Flies 
Birchell's Hatching Midge #24 Buy from Orvis.com
Humphreys Cress Bug #14 Buy from Orvis.com
Bead Head American Pheasant Tail #18 Buy from Orvis.com
Flashback Baetis Nymph #18 Buy from Orvis.com
Griffith's Gnat #24 Buy from Orvis.com
Tent Wing Black Caddis #14 Buy from Orvis.com
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