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Streams in Central PA are flowing at extremely low levels due to an almost snow-free winter and a very dry early spring. It is not a stretch to say that water levels are at mid-June flows. We need precipitation in the worst way, but there is little or no chance of any significant rainfall for at least the next week.

Baetis hatches lasted for almost six weeks on Spring Creek, but they have finally started to wind down. It would not be surprising to see a few of the little Olives still hatching, although their place is being assumed by tan caddis and crane flies. Furthermore, there have been decent Sulphur emergences as well. Greg Hoover's projection that hatches are 7 or more days early is being borne out. What should be the May pattern is now happening on Spring Creek. Sulphurs. caddisflies, crane flies, and their attendant underwater and surface imitations will be the highlight of the angling for the next month.

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Hair Wing, Mottled Brown/Black (Grannom)
Our Price: $1.80

Grannom Elk Hair Caddis
Elk Hair Caddis, Mottled Brown/Black (Grannom)
Our Price: $1.80

A high floating pattern for imitating the Grannom Caddis.
Blue Winged Olive Parachute
Our Price: $1.80

The first of the Pennsylvania mayfly hatches.  High floating and easy to see.
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!**
Black Midge
Our Price: $1.75

The winter months are the best for this pattern.  Fish them as small as you can stand to.
Ray Charles fly pattern
Ray Charles
Our Price: $1.70

Size 18 Blue Winged Olive Emerger Pattern
Baetis (Blue Winged Olive) Emerger
Our Price: $1.70

The blue winged olive hatch is always a greatly anticipated event on our local limestone streams.  A great pattern to use when the trout are refusing to take the dun.
Blue Winged Olive Nymph
Blue Winged Olive (Baetis) Nymph
Our Price: $1.70

This is an effective nymph patttern for the Baetis hatch otherwise known as the Blue Winged Olive.  this emergence is a much anticipated event on most great trout streams.  
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.