Date: June 8th 2015
Water Conditions: Flows remain low due to the lack of rain across the central Pennsylvania area, however, due to cool weather water temperatures are not an issue on most streams.
Recommended Flies: Sulphurs Size 16-18, Isonychia Size 10-12, Paraleptophlebia Size 18-20, Tan Caddis Size 16-18, Pheasant Tail Soft Hackles Size 16-18, Walt’s Worm Size 14-18, Green Weenies Size 12-14, Ants Size 12-20, Zebra Midge Size 18-20, Pink Eye Size 16-18, RTV Nymph Size 12-14,
The main portion of the hatch season is winding down on most streams as summer fishing conditions approach in full force due to low, clear water. If you like sight fishing, it’s getting to be that time of year! Green Drakes are all long gone on the streams in my area. Isonychia (Slate Drakes), Tan Caddis, and small Sulphurs have been the main stays lately. The summer bugs, such as Paraleptophlebia, ants, and beetles, are starting to work progressively better as they become more prevalent. As expected, unless there is cloud cover all day the afternoons have been fishing slower than mornings and evenings. The fishing has become more technical as expected but is still very good. There is no doubt that we need rain, but due to cool weather lately water temperatures have not been an issue on most streams despite low flows. Get out on the water and enjoy the great fishing that PA has to offer, but in the mean time do your “rain dance”. I have been on the guiding grind lately which is why the site has been a bit quiet. This is expected this time of year so I’m more than happy to be on the water guiding and/or fishing everyday. I’ve been playing around with some new ideas, flies, and gear so be sure to stay tuned for new content to come as soon as I get some more time for myself. Tight lines!
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