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Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies - Bobs Creek Pennsylvania

Fly Line:
We are recommending a 4 or 5 weight, floating fly line for all of the fishing on Bobs Creek.
Many anglers would prefer a 6 weight fly floating fly line for heavier nymphs and streamers.

Leaders should range in sizes from a 0X for streamers up to a 6X for midges and small dry
flies. Lengths ranging from nine feet up to twelve feet in length are suggested.

Extra tippet material ranging from 0X to 6X should be available for the leaders we list above.

Fly Rods:
We suggest either a 4, 5 or 6 weight fly rod for each line size you choose to fish.  It should
have a medium fast to fast action and be nine feet in length.

Fly Reels:
The fly reel you use for the 4, 5 or 6 weight line should be light and have good drags,  
preferably disc drags. Don't loose a nice trout because you have a bad drag.

Waders are necessary most of the time. We prefer the breathable type except during very cold
weather you may want to use neoprene waders.

Wading Boots:
Felt soles would be our choice. The new rubber soles may work well. We haven't tried them
there yet.

Wading Staff:
The water is not really bad enough for us to say a wading staff should be used. We would call
a staff optional.

Landing Net:
A landing net would be purely optional.

We recommend "Perfect Fly" Trout Flies. We have specific imitations of all the insects,
crustaceans, minnow and baitfish and terrestrial insects that fish feed on in Bobs Creek. They
are not only the most realistic flies you can buy, they are the most effective at catching trout.
The wild browns in Bobs Creek can be very selective to the insects that are available at the
time and matching nymphs/larvae and the hatch is often necessary to catch them. If you
haven't done so already, we recommend you give our Perfect flies a try. There are the most
realistic and effective trout flies you can purchase.
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