For decades fly anglers have been descending upon Big Spring for a reason. The English chalk stream look-a-like with its gin crystal clear water cropped with water cress and trophy size trout, has the highest density of wild rainbows and brookies in the state of Pennsylvania. nestled between log cabins and fertile farms that great the angler with the occasional Amish horse and buggy, Big Spring offers a picturesque backdrop that has lured anglers from around the world to continue to frequent the most productive spring creek in the world.
Granted Big Spring is not without its challenges but proper preparation, approach, and technique, success is inevitable. Terrestrial fishing is a great way to target fish from June through October on the banks. Cress bugs and Scuds along with midge larvae make up a large portion of the subsurface aquatic insects these beautiful fish feed on. Tricos in late July to mid August are in full force, and can bring some early or late top water action. Blue Winged Olives, Tan Caddis and Sulphurs are more prominent in late spring and early summer. These fish are extremely skittish. Light tippets, long rods, and patient strategic approaches to each fish will keep you from questioning your belief in fly fishing.