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    Big Spring Creek Stream Restoration.

    I came across this topic on another forum. Big Spring in Cumberland Country was the site of a trout hatchery for many years. People used to fish below the hatchery in a place called the ditch which was filled with gargantuan trout. But the stream suffered from effluent out of the hatchery and habitat degradation. Many years ago it was a world class brook trout fishery. I fished there many years ago just before the hatchery closed. I fished a small run below the ditch and landed 8 rainbows in about an hour with the largest about 22 inches. After the hatchery closed there was talk of restoring the fishery for brook trout. Looks like the rainbows are still there in good numbers and this latest project seems to be a step in the right direction for the brookies.

    Big Spring Creek in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, gets a makeover for wild brook trout fishery | PennLive.com

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    Re: Big Spring Creek Stream Restoration.

    i wish i could get out there, any camping around the area?might make it a spring trip

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    Re: Big Spring Creek Stream Restoration.

    Im sure there is. Check with TCO Fly Fishing - TCO Fly Shop Online Catalog They have a flyshop in Carlisle which is pretty close to all the action. Big Spring, Yellow Breeches, Letort, and several others.

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    Re: Big Spring Creek Stream Restoration.

    Quote Originally Posted by MACFLY View Post
    Im sure there is. Check with TCO Fly Fishing - TCO Fly Shop Online Catalog They have a flyshop in Carlisle which is pretty close to all the action. Big Spring, Yellow Breeches, Letort, and several others.
    Unfortunately, that shop closed several years ago. (It was in business less than a year.) Try Yellow Breeches Outfitters.

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    Re: Big Spring Creek Stream Restoration.

    Quote Originally Posted by MACFLY View Post
    Im sure there is. Check with TCO Fly Fishing - TCO Fly Shop Online Catalog They have a flyshop in Carlisle which is pretty close to all the action. Big Spring, Yellow Breeches, Letort, and several others.
    That shop closed more than a year ago.

    It was only open a very short time.

    It was located where Cold Spring Angler's Fly Shop was.



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    Closest fly shop (Orvis) is in Boling Spring, PA right on the Yellow Breeches

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