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Hendricksons Color Penns Creek April 18,19,20

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I am heading up to Penn's Creek for three days of camping and fishing April 18, 19, and 20. We will be camping at Poe Paddy. I am not sure how long the Grannom hatch lasts, but I am expecting the tail end of it and probably the Hendricksons to be on strong. What colors and patterns would you guys recommend to tie? If I recall, they are a light pink body there? Does anybody remember for sure? I also recall some red quill action in the past, but I am not sure if that was a Hendrickson variety or something else hatching that time of year. Rusty spinner for dusk?

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Re: Hendricksons Color Penns Creek April 18,19,20
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Adams. As I recall, hendricksons encountered there were dark and light. If you have mostly light, they will be dark and vice versa.

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Re: Hendricksons Color Penns Creek April 18,19,20

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I used a red quill - with a rusty red body - out there last year last year, and it worked fine for me. But that is usually the case where ever I hit hendricksons. I seldom use the female, with the light pink body, anymore

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heres a link to a great Hendrickson http://flypatternsfortrout.com/2011/1 ... drickson-dry-fly-pattern/ hope this help!! Jas

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The body color is almost like a washed out grey fox dub with a touch of red mixed in. You can see it in the link above.

Make sure to tie some thorax patterns and some CDC emergers. You will clean house.

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Re: Hendricksons Color Penns Creek April 18,19,20

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Over the years, I fished mostly the red quill (male) representation. There was one stream that I had better ices with the female, but sadly the no longer hatch on that stream thanks to the PF&BC's decision to build a hatchery above the spring source.

When tying the red quill, be sure to add 2-3 wraps of red thread just behind the eye.

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Re: Hendricksons Color Penns Creek April 18,19,20

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Thanks so much guys. You are a wealth of knowledge. I will try to tie some red quills this weekend in a #14.

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fish both the male and female. Use two flies, and cover both.

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Re: Hendricksons Color Penns Creek April 18,19,20

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based on current conditions..... this may also be a good pattern for the Hendrickson hatch.

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Re: Hendricksons Color Penns Creek April 18,19,20

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There could be a streamer or two thrown around in the mid-afternoon!

Current discharge is 938 cfs and that is fishable.

My trip starts next Wendesday evening, I expect water conditions should be pretty ideal by then; unless that 50% chance of Thunderstorm on Tuesday night hits!


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The light color is fine for the females, but won't catch crap when trout are taking the males. You need the dark reddish brown for the males.

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Re: Hendricksons Color Penns Creek April 18,19,20

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Not going to buy that chaz. People give trout way to much credit. They aren't that smart. In 30 years, 97% of my Hendrickson fishing was done with a female pattern or tan emerger. Caught PLENTY of fish. Ran our of flies and caught them on sulphurs and march browns during the Hendrickson hatch. General fly shape and a drag free drift is so much more important.

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disagree krawdad.
color is also important in 40+ years color,size, and presentation are the 3 things needed to be successful in fly fishing for trout.

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PRESENTATION.......SIZE.......COLOR

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