Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Photo Archives - Central PA

While putting up the last post I realized I never put these photos up. These are from a day back in January when Andy and I decided to fish in the snow. There is nothing cooler than stoneflies and snow.

Fishing Report - Boiling Springs

March is almost over and I have only written once this month. Life is a bit crazy with the new shop opening. We are fully stocked and ready for the season, from camping gear to flies. The fishing is really starting to pick up around here, Grannoms and Hendricksons have started coming off in good numbers. The water is still a bit cold, so you won't see much surface activity until later in the day. Start off the morning with nymphs and emergers, then change to dries mid day. Most of the spring creeks are still getting midges and olives, but it won't be long until we see some caddis and then sulphurs. Caddis pupa and hare's ears have been my top two flies so far this season for most of the limestone creeks with sow bugs and caddis pupa on the spring creeks.  Stop in the shop and check it out, grab a few flies and head out to the creek.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

New Store Mixed with Some Fishing

I have to say that this hour and fifteen minute drive to and from work doesn't add much to my fishing time. However having so many great systems so close to the shop, I have managed to get out for a hour or so a couple times a week. The new shop is up and running with new product coming in every week. We have been welcomed with open arms by most, and we are very excited to be in this new location.

The fishing is only going to get better from here, the water is coming down all over and starting to really clear up. We are starting to see some little black stones, and on cloudy days some Olives. Nymphing is still the most productive way to fish this time of year, walts worms, zebra midges, caddis larva, and pheasant tails are what most people are using.

The spring creeks are fishing well, not too much surface activity just yet. Fish are eating scuds and sow bugs like its their job.