Yellow Breeches Creek

Tip of the week 

Best techniques now are to try any of the tightlineEuro style nymphs/techniques or the New Zealand StrikeIndicator method. The suggested flies list could also include some streamers. I would stay with Buggers, Muddlers, maribou patterns up to maybe size 6, about 2-3" long and mostly dead drift them with a twitch to stay in contact and attract strikes.

Seven-day forecast 

Still recovering from the FLY FISHING SHOW in Somerset, NJ last weekend. AWESOME SHOW this year! Breeches looks great right now but Weather Guy says that is going to change. We still have quite a bit of snow around, in the mountains as well as in the Valley and an inch or more of warm rain is predicted. Cumberland County, Pennsylvania is under a flood advisory so that will likely put fishing in the Breeches on hold for at least a few days, maybe through the weekend. As far as I know, access is still limited at Allenberry. It should be possible to park in the Fisherman's Parking lot and walk down. The parking area at the Boiling Springs Iron Furnace park and the
Run is open and parking isn't a problem. The Run is quite fishable now but depending upon how high the Breeches gets, it could back up the Run for a couple of pools. Let's hope not! If the weather warms back up towards the weekend the Run will probably be fishable but I'm guessing crowded. Oh well!

The Yellow Breeches Anglers have done an excellent job stocking the C&R and other parts of the creek. Give something back and support them by joining the Club. Memberships are $15 annually and are good for the calendar year.. Send check to YBAC, Box 1, Boiling Springs, PA 17007-0001. Contributions to feed the fish are always welcome too. Also, put March 19th, 2016 on your calendar. The annual Outdoor Show that YBAC has been doing for MANY years is at Allenberry and there are some exciting changes planned for this season. Don't miss it!
If you see anyone fishing bait or attempting to snag fish take pic and call Southcentral Region office at (717) 486-7087. For those who think they won't get any results by doing that it should be noted that our Waterways Conservation Officer Dave Hurst, accompanied by Deputy WCO Bob Houser recently settled a case of poaching that occured in the Run below the footbridge about June 14. One of the local anglers took photos of the guy fishing and in possession of a fish (he actually had at least three - alledgedly), and his vehichle and license plate. Officer Hurst and Deputy Houser tracked the offender to York, PA where, when confronted he finally confessed to the deed and possession of the one fish. He was duly cited for several violations. POACHERS! There are more eyes on you than you think! Well done guys! E-mail thoughts, good or bad, to PFBC Executive Director John Arway at For nefarious activity of a non-fishing nature call the Pennsylvania State Police at 717-243-4121.
Enjoy the fishing and please be courteous to other anglers. And if you get into some fish please don't put the location on the internet! General information is good! It always feels best when you earn it.

Must Have Flies 
Depth Charge Czech-Mate Nymph olive, green tan big Buy from
Bead Head Prince 16-18 Buy from
TH Zebra Midge black/olive 20-24 Buy from
Flashback Hares Ear Nymph 14-18 Buy from
Woolly Bugger black/olive 6-10 Buy from
I Can See It Midge Fly grey, olive, black #20-24 Buy from
Tom Baltz/Endorsed Guide

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