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Stream: Valley Creek

Date of Update: 1/16/2018

Author: TCO Bryn Mawr Staff

Highlight: Valley is open and fishable. Focus on the slower and deeper pools with nymphs for your best chances at success.

Stream Level: 16.4

Water Temp: Very Cold

Clarity: Clear

Fishing Overview: The water has dropped back to low and clear flows after the recent rains and snow melt. Focus your efforts on the deeper pools and slower water this time of year with small nymphs for best results. Fish will still rise on the right day to midges or the occasional BWO event. As always, try to stay low and out of the fish's line of sight whenever possible to give yourself the best chance of fooling these selective trout.

Specifics and Tips: Zebra midges, small pheasant tails, and baetis nymphs/emergers are the name of the game. 5X or 6X fluorocarbon for sub-surface fishing is always a plus. Longer casts with long leaders can make a big difference with spooky fish in clear water.

Hatches: 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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