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Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies for Penns Creek
Brown trout grow to a very large size in Penns Creek and there are plenty of them. Make sure
you are not using too light of tackle or you may end up regretting it. A poor drag and a fine
tippet is a bad combination, so use good tackle.

Fly Line:
We recommend a 5 weight, floating fly line for most all of the fly-fishing. We recommend a 6
weight, floating fly line for nymph fishing and streamers.

Fly Rod:
The five or six weight rods should be nine feet in length. A medium fast to fast action is the
best in our opinion.

Fly Reel:
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 be using at least a 71/2 foot leader anywhere on Penns Creek. A twelve foot
length may be the right choice in some situations. You should have them in sizes ranging
from 0X for streamers, up to 6X for small dry flies. I wouldn't go any lighter on this stream.

Carry extra tippet material in sizes ranging from 0X to 6X.

We suggest you wear waders anytime you fish Penns Creek. We prefer the breathable type
but the neoprene ones can help keep you warm if you fish during the cold season.

Wading Boots:
Felt soles would be our first choice. The new rubber soles may also work well. We have not
tested them there. Penns Creek is a very slick stream.

We recommend "Perfect Fly" Trout Flies.  We have specific imitations of everything that exist
in Penns Creek that the trout eat. The flies are not only as realistic as you will find on the
commercial market, they are the most effective at catching trout. Many have been tested on
Penns Creek. Our imitations of the Green Drake nymph, emerger, duns and spinners are
very effective on the stream.  If you haven't done so already, please give them a try.
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Penns Creek
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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 (
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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