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AKSkim
04-19-2008, 09:48 AM
I shall not name the spring creek, but other's who have fished it should recognize some of its features.

Fished this creek last Sunday and in the upper section there were only four other fly fisherman, three of them were all with in 1/8 mile of the creek.

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The upper section of this creek are conservation waters.

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Fishing in and amongst the water vegetation is difficult at best.

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But this is where the cressbugs or sowbugs live and that is a staple of the trouts diet. I prefer a gray blend (because it is the only color I catch trout on) dubbing for my cressbug pattern.

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Because the creek flows at a slower rate than freestone streams and limestone creeks are found in open and tree lined pasture lands being detected is very easy. Stealth... long leaders with fine tippet (7 or even 8x) are a requirement.

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Under cut banks (right side) also hold and hide weary trout.

AKSkim
04-20-2008, 12:55 PM
"Pehaps fishing is, for me, only an excuse to be near rivers. If so, I'm glad I thought of it."

Roderick Haig-Brown






When fishing spring creeks, the words of Walton come to mind.

"Study to be quiet."