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This summer has been more a continuation of spring than a typical hot, hazy, humid summer. To be sure, there have been periods of hot weather that have been uncomfortable, but far more common have been temperate days with cloudy or rainy conditions. Spring Creek and Penn's Creek have gotten plentiful precipitation that has them flowing far above normal levels. In fact, Penn's Creek is still running quite well and even cold. By contrast, the Little Juniata and Fishing Creek are at about usual flows for summer.


Spring Creek has been great fun lately if you like to nymph. My favorite fly combination in June and July has been a #12-14 Bead Head Green Weenie, trailed by a #12-14 Wet Black Ant. Due to heavy shower activity, I have even taken numerous fish using #6-8 Black Sculpins cast along the banks. On tougher days, I have had to drop a fly size or two and go from 4X to 5X. Olive Scuds, sowbug patterns, and Zebra Midges have also been of use.


Dry fly action has been somewhat slow. Since Tricos have begun in the last week, however, perhaps that will change. Even ants and beetles, normally productive terrestrials on Spring Creek, have gone begging for the most part. Other than Tricos the only aquatic insects of importance are tiny (#24-28) ginger midges. Look for these tiny chironomids in the evening.



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

Black Ant Parachute
Our Price: $1.80

Great floatation, with great visibility.  A favorite pattern for imitating ants.
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!**
Trico Spinner, Male
Our Price: $1.75

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.