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Fishing in Central PA has been a real crapshoot over the last 5-6 weeks. After a late spring during which it almost never rained, summer has followed with rain seemingly all the time, with some really hard shots that pretty much rendered local waters unfishable. Indeed, more often than not, even Spring Creek has had visibility measured in mere inches, and it's taken more than a day or two for the water to clear. Trying to maintain updated stream conditions during these times is virtually impossible.

For instance, Spring Creek was clear and fishable Friday, but Saturday morning saw two absolutely viscious thunderstorms that muddied the water and pushed it almost out of its banks. By Sunday morning it was looking a bit better--until Sunday night brought another shower. Fast forward to this afternoon. Once again, Spring Creek has cleared nicely, but will it rain again tonight? And it has been far worse on larger watersheds like the Little Juniata and Penn's Creek!

If there is anything that we can say about the fishing is that the streamer and nymph fishing has been excellent, the dry fly fishing not so much. Another positive is that waters adversely impacted by hot weather (Penn's Creek and the Little Juniata) are getting a reprieve this season. Finally, whether we like it or not in our restricted, egocentric, "anglercentric" world view, the fish are having a great summer.
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Black Ant Parachute
Our Price: $1.80

Great floatation, with great visibility.  A favorite pattern for imitating ants.
Cranefly, Yellow
Our Price: $1.80

Craneflies are very common on our local trout stream from early spring through the summer.
Wet Ant, Black
Our Price: $1.75

Sowbug (Cress Bug)
Our Price: $1.75

One of those simple yet highly effective trout patterns.  Works particluarly well on the local limestone streams of central Pennsylvania.  One of the must have patterns.
Scud (shrimp), Olive
Our Price: $1.75

One of the best all around patterns for fishing Spring Creek.  Works 12 months out of the year, fish smaller sizes when water is low and clear, larger sizes when the water is up. ** Check out the video on how to tie!**
Ray Charles fly pattern
Ray Charles
Our Price: $1.70

Green Weenie
Green Weenie
Our Price: $1.70

The fly we all  love to hate but have with us at all times.
Walt's Worm
Walt's Worm
Our Price: $1.70

One of our favorite go to patterns.  We tie them in a variety of sizes and fish them according to water levels.  Small sizes when water is low and larger sizes when the water is up.  Great for searching pattern for trout and bass.  Simplicity at it's finest.
Pheasant Tail
Our Price: $1.70

A must have pattern for all trout fishermen.  Pheasant tail nymphs are effective on trout streams anywhere in the country.
Bead Head Walt's Worm
Bead Head Walt's Worm
Our Price: $1.70

The bead headed version of our very own local creation.  Simplicity at it's best to tie and fish love them too.  Best used in sizing according to water levels.  Size 10 and 12 when water is high and 16 and 18 when water is low.  Year in and year out this is one of our best trout flies for fishing our local limestone streams.