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Stream Report

The streams have been fishing 0n the slow side but with patience you can catch a few fish. Bug activity on the surface is slow but surface midge fishing  with #24 patterns can work on some sections of the stream.

The Tricos are on the water in the mornings. An occasional  Small Olive can appear any time the weather is olive like, so you need to have patterns along.

The Hexigenias started at the normal time and will continue up to frost. 
There may also be a late evening emergence of Anthopotamus aka Yellow Drakes or Golden Drakes. 
Never come to the stream without a few caddis in your box, they can show up at any time.
Try fishing by swinging a brace of wets during the time of no surface activity. If that does not work, there are always terrestrials around. Try a parachute ant or a beetle .


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WATER DATA  : 

www.waterdata.usgs.gov/pa/nwis/current/type=flow


    HATCH REPORT:
Midge # 22-24, in dark colors.   Midge pupa in size #18, #16 in black white and brown colors.  Tricos, Cahills, Slate Drakes,Olives,Small Caddis,and Terestrials.





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

Yellow Breeches:
Small Nymphs in generic patterns. Streamers both large and small. Egg Patterns.  The little  Olives # 18 /22.
  Tricos , Cahills, Terestrials. Autumn Brown caddis (Cinnamon caddis). Zebra midges or your favorite midge pupa pattern. 

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

Mountain Creek:
Woolly buggers #10/14 all colors... midge pupa#16/18... green weenie # 12/16...BWO's #  18...swing some wets. Egg patterns.

Conawago: Moderate conditions !
Egg patterns #14/16... Buggers #10/14...midge pupa #14/18...
GRHE nymphs #10/18...PT nymphs #12/20...pink worms #14
Green weenie #12/16...Crayfish patterns #10/14. . Grey soft hackles in size 14 and 16. Zebra midge




 

 

 

 



Little Black Stonefly  capnia vernalis
Adult
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.

Nymph
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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