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Stream: Valley Creek

Date of Update: 11/16/2018

Author: TCO Bryn Mawr Staff

Highlight: Valley is up and somewhat off color with the rain and snow melt from yesterday's storm. Streamer fishing and nymphing will be the most productive techniques in the coming days until the water begins to drop and warm up a bit. Fish are definitely beginning to spawn... please be mindful of where you're walking and try to avoid stepping on any redds.

Stream Level: 168 CFS

Water Temp: Low to Mid 40s from snow melt

Clarity: Slightly off color

Fishing Overview: Streamer fishing tight to the banks and structure should produce some fish. Nymphing with small mayfly and midge imitations will also be a solid bet right now. Midges and BWO's will still get fish looking up and rising once the water drops and clears again.

Specifics and Tips: Keep a low profile and work your way upstream. Long leaders and 6x will be your best bet if you're casting to rising fish. While fish will certainly eat some bigger patterns, smaller flies usually produce more consistent action.

Hatches: Caddis (16-20)
Blue Wing Olives (18-24)
Midges (18-24)


Hot Patterns: Zebra Midges 18-22
Pheasant Tails 16-22
Caddis larva 16-20
BWO Comparaduns 18-22
Scuds 16-20
CDC Pop Emerger 16-20
Parachute Adams 16-20


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