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Stream: Valley Creek

Date of Update: 8/17/2017

Author: TCO Bryn Mawr Staff

Highlight: Valley has been fishing fairly consistently after we get rain, but as is the norm, continues to drop back to low and clear flows quickly afterwards. Our weather has been great so far in terms of keeping water in the creek, so hopefully we continue to see more of the same throughout the month.

Stream Level: 19

Clarity: Clear

Fishing Overview: Be prepared for the usual low and clear conditions as the water on Valley gets quite skinny in the Summer. The typical dry dropper setup is a great way to catch fish in most of these clear water situations on Valley. Ants and beetles are the current go-to dry flies, but look out for BWO activity on the cloudier days. Midges randomly almost every day and terrestrials will continue to play a major role on Valley for another month or two. With more people out fishing this time of year, approach and presentation become more important than ever on Valley. 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. Terrestrials or caddis dries are an effective Dry-Dropper choice this time of year. 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)
Caddis (16-20)
Terrestrials (ants and beetles) (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
Elk Hair Caddis 16-20


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