How to Get Ten Years Fly Fishing Experience In a Short Time!


Gene Macri

Here is the simplest way to knock off at least ten years off the learning process in fly fishing and to do it very quickly. In fact, the limestone spring creeks will shorten the learning curve even more if you follow this advice yet few people will and to this day I don't know why. It's so simple some of you may say ....that can't work. I never saw anybody else doing that. Yes, that's right few fly anglers will and if you try you'll wonder why you never did it before. Go get yourself a small pair of ultra light binoculars. They don't have to be very expensive. Now head out to Big Spring or the Letort and carefully walk up and down the stream using your new toy. What you will see will amaze you. First you'll realize how spooky the fish are. Next you'll see things going on just above and below the water you'll never see without the lenses!

You'll see the interface between the stream and air. In that interface you see midges, and insects and interactions that you never knew were going on. You'll see insects emerging and adults coming back to lay their eggs. You'll see tons of stuff on the surface of the water that basically looked clear to you. You'll see trout opening their mouths and taking things in that you never saw before.

Do this for a few days off and on and you'll learn more about fly fishing and the stream than you ever thought possible. Your imagination will fill with new ways of looking at things on the stream. In fact, I often carry a small pair of binoculars in my fishing vest or a monocular to use. You'll see rise forms and how the fish take the fly that you can't see with the naked eye. It will amaze you but it will teach you things most fly anglers take a life time to observe otherwise. Try won't believe what it does to your understanding of the stream and fly fishing.



Late August to Late September

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Big Spring Creek

Falling Spring Run


Yellow Breeches Creek   


Letort Spring Run

Green Spring