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Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies - Codorus Creek
We are recommending a 4 or 5 weight, floating fly line for all of the fishing on Codorus Creek.
There are some anglers that prefer a 6 weight fly floating fly line for heavier nymphs and
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.
We suggest either a 4, 5 or 6 weight fly rod for each line size you choose to fish. That will
handle about anything you will catch from Codorus Creek. It should have a medium fast to fast
action and be nine feet in length.
The fly reel you use for the 4, 5 or 6 weight line should be light and have good drags,
preferably disc drags, Codorus Creek has some very nice size trout and you don't want to
loose a nice brown trout because of a poor or rough operating drag.
I wouldn't want to wade without waders even if the water was warm enough.
Felt soles would be our choice. The new rubber soles may work well. We haven't tried them
The water is not really bad enough for us to say a wading staff should be used. We would call
A landing net would be purely optional.
We recommend "Perfect Flies" because we think they are the best flies you can purchase.
They have been tested in all the trout streams of Pennsylvania, including Cordorus Creek.
They are not only the most realistic flies you can buy, they are the most effective ones you can
use. You will find the wild brown trout of the tailwater section to be very selective as to species
of aquatic insects they are feeding on. Matching the hatch is often necessary if you expect to
have much success. If you haven't done so already, we hope you will give them a try. You will
be glad you did.
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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 (email@example.com)
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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