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Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies - Hickory Run Pennsylvania

Fly Line:
We are recommending a 4 or 5 weight, floating fly line for most all of the fishing on Yellow
Creek. Some anglers may 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. Hickory Run has some very nice size brown trout and you don't want to
loose a nice trout because of a poor or rough operating drag.

I would prefer waders and the breathable type except during the cold winter months.

Wading Boots:
Felt soles would be our choice. The new rubber soles may work well. We haven't tried them
there yet.

Wading Staff:
A wading staff should be optional.

Landing Net:
A landing net would also be purely optional.

Trout Flies:
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 Hickory Run. They
are not only the most realistic flies you can buy, they are the most effective ones you can use.
You will find the brown trout to be very selective as to species of aquatic insects they are
feeding on. Matching the hatch may be necessary
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Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (
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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