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It is a time of transition in Central PA. The "easy", dependable fishing of the spring hatch season is over. Longlasting hatches like the March Brown and Sulphur are finished or are dwindling rapidly. The end of this burst of insects signals the end of easy pickings for the fish, too. In some respects fishing during most of the day picks up, even if it is not as spectacular in the evening, since the fish are compelled to feed for longer periods of time. As anglers we need to adapt our fishing strategies to meet the behavior of the fish; doing the opposite--trying to force feed the fish the wrong flies at the wrong times--is a doomed methodology.


There may be a few remnant Sulphurs on Spring Creek, but I would not count on it. Similarly, caddislfies and crane flies have fallen off as well. I spent a few hours on Spring Creek this morning and saw only a few midges. Fishing, however, was quite good. In two hours I landed a dozen fish, the best of which was 14-15". The flies du jour were, not surprisingly, an olive scud and a sowbug. With the dimuinition of the most of the hatches, it is entirely logical for the fish to go back to their normal diet of small crustacean. Other nymphs to try include wet black ants and Zebra midges. It is almost summer. Select flies accordingly.



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Tan Elk Hair Caddis
Elk Hair Caddis, Tan
Our Price: $1.80

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

Light Sulphur Nymph
Our Price: $1.70

Available weighted and unweighted.
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.
Bead Head Pheasant Tail
Our Price: $1.70

Maybe the most universal trout fly.  If there are trout, then a bead head pheasant tail is never out of the question.
Never leave home without them.
Zebra Midge, Black
Our Price: $1.70

Zebra midges of all colors work well on Spring Creek.  This is the original and is a must have trout pattern.