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

Fly Line:
We are recommending a 4 or 5 weight, floating fly line for all of the fishing on Tea Creek.
It is a small stream. There are those anglers would prefer a 6 weight fly floating fly line for
heavier nymphs and streamers and that is also just fine.

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. Oil Creek has some very nice size trout for such a small stream and you
don't want to loose a nice trout because of a poor or rough operating drag.

I wouldn't want to wade without waders even if the water was warm enough.

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
it optional.

Landing Net:
A landing net would be purely optional.

We recommend our on "Perfect Fly" Trout Flies. We have specific imitations of all the insects,
crustaceans and other things that fish feed on in Oil Creek. They are not only the most
realistic flies you can buy, they are the most effective at catching trout. The holdover browns in
Oil Creek are 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 them a try. There are the most realistic and effective trout flies you
can use on any Pennsylvania trout stream.
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