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Valley creek, 4/29/2008

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Great day on Valley. Caught lots of small ones. Also, two nice ones 14" and 9" on a starling hackle wet fly that I used most of the time.

Posted on: 2007/4/29 20:35

Edited by JackM on 2008/5/29 22:23:45


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Anthony,

I have never heard of that fly and was interested in what it looked like. Can you possibly post a picture or a recipe of it?
Thanks for the help.

Mattmask

Posted on: 2008/5/29 18:54


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mattmask,

Starling is a soft hackle feather. Some like it more than partrige.

http://ontheflyguiding.com/images/Fli ... Nymphs/PT_soft_hackle.JPG

I'd be interested to hear what pattern Anthony was using there.

Posted on: 2008/5/29 21:49


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Re: Valley creek

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Matt,
Here is the pattern for a Starling hackle wet fly

Hook size 14
Thread Orange
Rib Gold wire
Body Arctic Fox fur tan
Hackle Starling

I was at Valley this morning and caught one.

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Re: Valley creek, 4/29/2008

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What does that imitate over there do you figure?

Posted on: 2008/6/2 14:37


Re: Valley creek, 4/29/2008

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I think it imitate craneflies that start around the middle of April.

Posted on: 2008/6/2 18:37


Re: Valley creek, 4/29/2008

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Are the cranes still coming off over there? I haven't hit the Valley in a couple weeks

Posted on: 2008/6/3 11:19


Re: Valley creek, 4/29/2008

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I was there on Saturday and I saw a couple coming off, but I think it's over for that particular cranefly.

Posted on: 2008/6/3 20:39


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how about caddis? any of those guys still hanging around over there or is it down to just midges now?

Posted on: 2008/6/4 9:40


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I've seen very sparse sulphurs this late in the year before, as well as some caddis.

It's about terrestrial time on valley-- my favorite. Tis the season!

Posted on: 2008/6/4 9:44


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why is terrestrial time your favorite Jay? I heard it gets real tough when its terrestrial time over there.

Also, this may be a really stupid question, I apologize if thats the case, but what exactly constitutes a terrestrial?

Posted on: 2008/6/5 16:04


Re: Valley creek, 4/29/2008

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Beetles, Ants, Crickets, Hoppers....land dwellers...a.k.a. - Terrestrials...

Posted on: 2008/6/5 16:14


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Timmy,

It's my favorite, because trout will rise all day. Also, you don't have to look for a specific riser, but you can "prospect" all day. Terrestrials are my favorite flies to fish on any water. A small foam ant behind an elk hair caddis will soon attach itsself to my 3wt, and won't come off until sweatshirt weather is here.



Valley might get harder, but the summertime is when I get to fish it most. It just works out that way, and I've gotten used to it.

Posted on: 2008/6/5 16:54


Re: Valley creek, 4/29/2008

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This prolly goes without saying and not directed to anyone specifically, but I am gonna post it anyway...with the 'excessive heat' forecasted in the near future, Valley is better off left alone. Yes, the fish are wild, which means they do survive the intense summer heat and low water that tends to plague SE PA year after year, however, they are stressed enough imo even without us targeting them.

On top of this, there have been fish kills the last few years during the summer months for reason not known - - so please use your best judgement when going after the wilds in this fantastic resource that so many have put endless hours in protecting.

Posted on: 2008/6/5 19:20



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