Thursday, March 6, 2008


This Saturday at Coleman's fly shop Gary Rose will be doing the fly tying demonstration. Gary is one of the top fishermen that fish our Spring Creek. He will be sharing a few of his favorite innovative fly patterns and talking about how he fishes the flies. The fly tying demonstration runs from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and is free to all. Myself and Jason will be at The Rochester Dome Arena Convention Center for the sportsman's show. If you are attending the show please stop by and say hello, we sure could use the company.

The fishing – The Oak Orchard River is still high from last Monday's thaw. Right now the water visibility is about a foot and a half. This should improve over the next few days. I suspect Monday or Tuesday the Oak should be in good fishing conditions. This time we should see some good runs of fresh steelhead from the Lake. March is when we normally start to see more consistent runs of fresh steelhead. As for flies the same old stuff we been using all winter, glow bugs, black or white woolly buggers.

Sandy Creek is in good fishing condition the water flow is high, with a good fishing color to the water. The big issue for Sandy right now is the water temperature, and the piles of ice along the bank. Also the bottom and of Sandy has not cleared out of ice yet, I suspect this will happen within a week. The water is so cold that it is hard to tell if you have a fish or you have just touched bottom. I recommend using strike indicators even if you are fishing a streamer. Recommended flies are estaz eggs in colors orange and chartreuse, and of course white bunny streamers.

Looks like we are about through with winter and the steelhead fishing will be picking up very soon. It is finally time to get back to steelhead fishing. I will keep you posted.

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