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My old business partner and angling friend, Dan Shields, fished on Fishing Creek on Tuesday morning, looking for a few Green Drake feeders and a little solitude. It was peaceful, but Dan reported only one decent fish landed and not much going on. I visited the steam on Wednesday afternoon to get a feel for the drake hatch. There were no Coffinflies in the trees or over the water below the Narrows or in the lower sections of the Narrows. It was almost a mile up until I saw the first Coffinlfies hanging on riparian leaves, and most of the angling pressure was in the vicinity of the Lock Haven camp. If you want to see the drakes on Fishing Creek, get there soon.

Once the drakes end, look for remnant Sulphurs (orange #18), Slate Drakes, and Yellow Sallies. I've done well fishing large carpenter ants to the banks in summer, and midges work well in the slack water. Stone fly nymphs, Slate Drake nymphs, wet ants, and Green Weenies all take fish beneath the surface.

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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.
Never leave home without them.
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
Our Price: $1.70

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
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.
Ray Charles fly pattern
Ray Charles
Our Price: $1.70

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

Woven Stonefly, Golden
Our Price: $2.25

Our favorite patterns for the Perla Stonefly.  Works particularly well on Penns Creek and Big  Fishing Creek.