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Stream Report

As of Sunday 9/9 at noon.
The water levels on all area streams are  high.  Fishing may be delayed for several days. Try for the weekend of 9/15 If we get the  rains that are forecast wait until Sunday, be very careful when wading.
The flow is fast and the water is muddy!

The Hexagenia hatch has started. We have seen them dancing and flying low about 7 PM. The date of first sighting was 8/20.   If you luck out and fish on an evening when the spinners fall you are in for a memorable evening.
Good luck!
The white flies started on the last weekend of the month. You should be able to catch fish on them through the middle of the month.



Midge # 22-24, in dark colors.   Midge pupa in size #18, #16 in black, white, and brown colors. 
Be on the lookout for small Tan caddis (#18) . Some days they are abundant. They may be gone by months end.    Tricos have been later than ever and very few.
Lets hope the two big hatches (Hexigenias and White Flies) fair better. Check back for more or call.

PATTERNS that are working:
Big Spring:
Blue winged olives - # 16 emergers and surface patterns.   
Shenks mini streamers #14/16.....Cress Bugs #14....Scuds #14
#20/22 Midge pupa (red and black). 
Egg patterns      Nymphs Hares ears and PTs

Yellow Breeches:
Small Nymphs in generic patterns. Streamers both large and small. Egg Patterns.  The little  Olives # 18 and #20
  Zebra midges or your favorite midge pupa pattern. Small dark caddis are around some days. The Hex have started and
will be followed by the white flies. Try a Prince Nymph if you want to nymph, #12. 

Letort Spring Run:
Shenk's Sculpin #8...cress bugs 14/16...BWO's #20...PT nymphs #12/20...Black/Olive/ White woolly buggers #8/14...midges and watch for sulphurs.

Mountain Creek:
Woolly buggers #10/14 all colors... midge pupa#16/18... green weenie # 12/16...BWO's #  16...swing some wets ( include a picket pin in your set up). Egg patterns. Terestrials

Conawago: Moderate conditions !
Egg patterns #14/16... Buggers #10/14...midge pupa #14/18...
GRHE nymphs #10/18...PT nymphs #12/ worms #14
Green weenie #12/16...Crayfish patterns #10/14. . Grey soft hackles in size 14 and 16. Zebra midge. Terestrials





Little Black Stonefly  capnia vernalis
Hook        #18  Mustad 94859; Tiemco 101; Daiichi 1110
Thread      Black 8/o Uni;  Griffiths Sheer 14/0
Tails            Guard hairs from woodchuck tail or mink
Abdomen    Black Ostrich herl or dark mahogany beaver dubbing.  Palmered black stiff hackle
                      for skaters.
Wing            Black cdc or black antron with black cdc underwing.
Thorax        Black hackle from a good stiff neck, clipped on bottom.

Hook            #18 Daiichi 1710 or equivalent
Thread           Danville 6/0 black
Tails                Wing biots dyed dark brown, or mink guard hairs.
Abdomen        Maxima Chameleon 8lb or smaller to fit size of species or two strands of bronze
                          peacock herl reinforced with fine copper wire.
Wingcase        Section of flexmented goose quill or black pheasant tail fibers.
Thorax             Mink or Russian Squirrel wrapped on with a dubbing loop or any dark brown 
                          or black scraggly fur dubbed on and teased with a dubbing teaser.
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