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Re: Flies needed for the JAM

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On the Penn Creek Angler website it says that that the March Browns are already hatching on the lower sections. If this is true, the hatching might be winding down on the lower part of the creek by the time of the Jam.


There were some last Tuesday but before I could get into the water the storms came up and so did Penns.

Posted on: 2011/5/9 12:21


Re: Flies needed for the JAM

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Everyone's gearing up for Penns. But while thats fine, with the movement of locations, we are farther from Penns and closer to the LJR and Spring, to the point where I don't see it as a Penns jam anymore, it's pretty centrally located between those 3.

Ryan's list is just fine. For the super matchers, I'll make a few minor amendments.

Yes, Penns Creek bugs are bigger, but many will be fishing other streams as well. The March Brown is more commonly a 12 in many streams, a 10 on Penns is pretty typical. 10's and 12's will cover ya.

Sulfurs: There are 2 types, the early sulfurs are roughly a 14-16, the late sulfurs roughly a 16-18. Ryan's suggestion of a 16 kind of covers both bases well enough, but if you want super preparedness, have some 14's and 18's as well.

Timing wise, on a typical year on May 20-21st we'd be nearing the end of the March Browns, enjoying the peak of the sulfurs, and awaiting the start of the Green Drakes. Haven't been up there in a while but with the high water, I'm thinking "late" or "on track" are possibilities but "early" is lookin doubtful. So Drakes would be unlikely even on a normal year, and especially unlikely this year. But the nymphs could produce.

I'd have:

Sulfurs: nymphs and emergers in size 16. Duns and spinners in 14-18.

March Browns - duns and spinners in 10-12.

Green Drakes - Nymphs only

scuds

various caddis

black sculpin or your choice of streamer for high conditions

whatever you like to use on brookie streams.

Posted on: 2011/5/9 13:00


Re: Flies needed for the JAM

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i agree with pat i had all those flies plus some junk and a ton of streamers i had one huge hit that i was not ready for while stripping a wiggle nymph a huge wiggle nymph at that and one really small brookie but other than that it was a great time had by all excluding the tiff between rudy and jack other than that hope to see you all this year

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Re: Flies needed for the JAM

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Just topping this for those who might be interested and didn't see it.

Posted on: 2011/5/18 12:48


Re: Flies needed for the JAM

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Streamers with big lead heads...

Posted on: 2011/5/18 13:42
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Re: Flies needed for the JAM

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That might be the case for Friday, but I'm going to be the optimist and say that Spring will be fishing well by Saturday and Sunday. I am however tying streamers with big lead heads tonight, so that shows how well my optimism is lol.

Posted on: 2011/5/18 18:11
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bring lots of lead for penns creek.

Posted on: 2011/5/18 18:38


Re: Flies needed for the JAM

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FOR SALE 2-10 OZ. PYRAMID SALT WATER SINKERS. GET THEM WHILE THEY LAST.....................LOL..................................

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Re: Flies needed for the JAM

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FOR SALE 2-10 OZ. PYRAMID SALT WATER SINKERS. GET THEM WHILE THEY LAST.....................LOL..................................


When I was up on Spring two weeks ago even LouM's secret fly did not have enough lead to keep it down. It would lift as the leader started to drag and as it came up a trout would chase it but not strike. Never thought I would suggest Lou needs to add more lead.

Posted on: 2011/5/19 10:31


Re: Flies needed for the JAM

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lou has enough lead, normally in his depends..

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Re: Flies needed for the JAM

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JAM is almost 2 weeks away. There's been many questions on flies needed for the JAM and this refreshed thread should help. Most people are going to safely assume we have a good chance at seeing the Green Drakes too. There's a nice thread in the Fly Tying section specifically on those too.


See you guys soon!

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Re: Flies needed for the JAM

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Good bump ry.

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Re: Flies needed for the JAM

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Yes, this year, things much earlier. Betting the March Brown's will be done or close to it, but I'd have a few on hand anyway.

Sulphers will be everywhere. Have yellow bodied duns in 14-18 focusing on 16's. Emergers, PT nymphs and rusty spinners in the same sizes. Green Drakes on Penns is a very good possibility. At least some, whether we hit the "peak" or not is tough to predict as it only lasts a few days in each location, but we'll be close and I'm betting there'll be a few drakes around.

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Re: Flies needed for the JAM

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I guess I'd better whip up some size 2 black sculpins.

Boyer

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Re: Flies needed for the JAM

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I guess I'd better whip up some size 2 black sculpins.

Boyer



Better whip up about 20 dozen so everyone can have a few!

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