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I dropped by Penn's Creek along Tunnel Road this afternoon (Tuesday, 30 May). There was a bit of murk to the water, but I could see the bottom in about two feet of flow. That was enough to encourage me to break out my Helios for an hour.

There is no mistake that Penn's Creek has strong flow right now. I worked some heavy pockets with big (#8-10, 2XL) bead head Walt's Worms, and it would have been tough to stay upright without a staff and studded shoes. I only landed two fish and lost a third, but they were feisty and fat as hogs. It was easy to see that the current diet of Green Drakes, March Browns, and Sulphurs agrees with them.

The Green Drake hatch has moved upstream quickly, and duns are hatching as far upstream as Coburn. Fish it now or wait until next year. If you do miss it, there are still Slate Drakes, Cahills, and large Blue-winged Olives to encounter.






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Red Quill Comparadun
Red Quill Comparadun
Our Price: $1.70

Sulphur Comparadun
Sulphur Comparadun, Yellow
Our Price: $1.70

Sulphur Spinner
Our Price: $1.70

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

The earliest of the Sulphur species to become active. Available weighted and unweighted.
March Brown Nymph
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Available weighted and unweighted.