Copyright 2015 James Marsh
Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies for Falling Springs
Branch in Pennsylvania
This stream has some big brown and rainbow trout in it. Some of the browns are well over
twenty inches and some of the rainbows approaching that size. You don't want to hook one
and loose it because your were using too light of gear or less than good equipment.
We suggest either a 5 weight, floating fly line for most all of the fly-fishing. Many anglers
prefer a little larger line for large nymphs and streamers. We recommend a 6 weight fly line in
The five weight rod should be between eight and nine feet in length. A medium to moderately
action would be our choice. This would allow you to fish small flies and help protect fine
tippets. The 6 weight rod would be best in a nine foot length and a medium fast action. A
slightly stiffer tip would help with the nymphs and streamers.
The reel for either of these two rods should have a good drag. You don't want to hang a
large trout and loose it because of a lousy drag. Disc drags would be preferred.
You should use at least a 9 foot leader anywhere and anytime. A twelve foot length and even
longer may be the right choice in some situations. You should have them in sizes ranging
from 2X for streamers, up to 7X for small dry flies. I wouldn't go any lighter in this stream.
Carry extra tippet material in sizes ranging from 2X to 7X.
You should not wade unless it is necessary to get the fly to places the trout may be feeding
or hiding. However, you do suggest you wear them and in some cases, you will find it
necessary to get in the water to make a presentation in the preferred lies or individual fish
you have spotted.
Felt soles would be our first choice. The new rubber soles may also work well.
We always recommend "Perfect Fly" Trout Flies. We have specific imitations, that are as
realistic as you will find on the commercial market. We have them for of all the major insects
in all the applicable stages of life . We hope you give them a try. You won't be disapointed.
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