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Latest Fishing Report

Stream: Valley Creek

Date of Update: 6/26/2018

Author: TCO Bryn Mawr Staff

Highlight: Fish are more active early in the morning with the lower flows. Dry/dropper with a larger caddis dry and a nymph underneath will produce fish. Try caddis emergers in 16-18 if you see some trout rising. Terrestrials will also begin to play a bigger role as we progress into the heart of Summer.

Stream Level: 30 CFS

Water Temp: low 60's

Clarity: Clear

Fishing Overview: Caddis and midges are making up the majority of the available food right now. BWOs will still hatch on the right day with some cloud cover. Ants and beetles can be key patterns this time of year. 5X or 6X fluorocarbon for sub-surface fishing is always a plus.

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.

Hatches: Caddis (16-20)
Blue Wing Olives (18-24)
Midges (18-24)
Assorted Terrestrials (12-18)

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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