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. For summer angling wet black ants and Zebra midges are excellent additions.

Seven-day forecast 

Although the calendar proclaims autumn has arrived, the weather has decreed otherwise. Extremely warm, dry weather has continued and so, therefore, have summer fishing conditions. Terrestrials and Tricos continue until the first heavy frost. After that small BWOs, caddisflies, and midges lead us into winter. Experienced anglers visiting central PA in the fall know the Penn State football schedule must be taken into account when planning your visits. Central PA gets very busy indeed when 100,000 rabid PSU fans fill Beaver Stadium.

This year there is a light home schedule for October and November, allowing ample time to fish. Penn State plays at home:

Sept. 30---Indiana
Oct. 21---Michigan
Nov. 18---Nebraska

Steve Sywensky
Flyfisher's Paradise
State College PA

Must Have Flies 
Elk Wing Caddis #14-16 Buy from Orvis.com
Humphreys Cress Bug #14 Buy from Orvis.com
Bead Head American Pheasant Tail #12-16 Buy from Orvis.com
Indicator Spinner - Trico #24 Buy from Orvis.com
Flash Beetle #14 Buy from Orvis.com
Travis Para Ant #14-16 Buy from Orvis.com
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