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Fly Fishing Cedar Run Creek
Cedar Run Creek is a beautiful freestone stream that's a
tributary of Pine Creek located in the North Central part
of Pennsylvania. It is accessed from an unpaved road
(State Road 3001) that follows most of its length that
runs off of state highway # 414. Above the little town of
Leetonia, Cedar Mountain Road provides access to the
stream. Cedar Run has a very good population of wild
brown trout with brook trout in its headwaters. It isn't
stocked. The is a fine little trout stream.
The creek has a designated "Trophy Trout" area that
begins at the confluence of Buck Run, a small tributary,
downstream to Pine Creek, a distance of just over seven
miles. The stream consist of some nice pools connected
by riffles and runs. The stream has several areas where
it picks up small amounts of spring water which helps it
stay cool. It also is completely undeveloped and has a
good canopy of tree limbs that cover much of the
stream. It is generally cooler during the Summer than
Pine Creek and as a result, some of the trout from Pine
Creek come into the lower section of Cedar Run at
Although most of its wild brown trout are less than twelve
inches in length, many go up to and even over twenty
inches. They can become quite selective and difficult to
catch. Matching the hatch can be very important. It has
several fine hatches of aquatic insects. During the
Summer the water can become low and very clear but it
generally remains cool. Fahnstock Run and Minehole
Run, both of which are small tributaries, also have plenty
of streambred brown trout.
Fly fishing Cedar Run can be a very peaceful and
rewarding experience. Its waters are pristine and the
area is uncluttered with anything other than the
hardwood and pine trees that line its banks. It is a
stream that deserves any fly angler's attention. If you
happen to e in northern Pennsylvania, you should stop
by and give it a try.
The season is the regular Pennsylvania trout season
Fly fishing Cedar Run is best during the Spring hatches.
Trout can be taken all Summer but the water is usually
low and the fishing can be tough.
Early Fall is an excellent time to fish for large brown trout
because they spawn in the Fall.
Trout can be taken on warm Winter days but the fishing
can be tough.
Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies
|Type of Stream
Brown Trout (Wild)
Brook Trout (Wild)
Medium, eleven miles long
North Central Pennsylvania
Middle of April through February
Seven Mile long Trophy Trout Section
State of Pennsylvania
National Weather Service Link
Cedar Run Pennsylvania
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Recommended Tackle & Gear
4, 5 or 6 weight
Dry fly: 9 &12 ft., 5 or 6X, Nymphing:
71/2 ft., 3 or 4X, Streamers 0-2X
Dry fly: 5 or 6X, Nymphing: 3 or 4X,
Best Fly Rods:
Perfect Fly Supreme Four, Superb Five
or Ultimate Six
For 4/5/6 fly line
Fly Floatants and Misc Items:
Floatants, KISS Strike Indicators
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
|Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (email@example.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this
stream and we will send you a list of our
fly suggestions. Please allow up to 24
hours for a response.
2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help
you decide which flies you need.
3. Email us (firstname.lastname@example.org)
with a budget for flies and we will select
them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.
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