Copyright 2016 James Marsh
Fly Fishing Little Sandy Creek
Little Sandy Creek is a tributary of Sandy Creek located
in Northwest Pennsylvania. The stream, which begins
near Wades Corner, is only six miles long but well worth
fishing. It has a very good population of wild brown trout.
The best fishing for wild browns is in the headwaters
above T-334. The stream is small in this area and not
so easy to fish, but very enjoyable if you like small
stream fishing. Below T -334, the stream is
approximately 30 feet in width. In this area the creek
takes on the classic trout stream configuration
consisting of pools, runs and riffles.
Little Sandy Creek has a Delayed Harvest Fly Fishing
Only section that extends from State Route #3024 at
Polk upstream for 1.3 miles to an old bridge at the Polk
Center pump house. The area contains both wild and
stocked brown trout. Most all of Little Sandy Creek's
banks are enclosed with bushes and trees. This
provides shade and helps provide hiding places for the
You can access Little Sandy Creek at Route #62 and
State Route #3024. There are some smaller roads that
lead off 3024 to the stream. Hiking is required in some
areas to reach the water but they are usually short
The upper part of Little Sandy Creek can become
difficult to fish during the summer months because the
water gets low and clear. The wild browns can become
The stream has a good population of aquatic insects
including some Green Drake mayflies. There's also
many other mayflies, caddisflies and some stoneflies.
Terrestrials are popular during the summer.
The season follows the standard Pennsylvania trout
Springtime is a good time for fly fishing Little Sandy
Creek due to the plentiful aquatic insect hatches.
Fly fishing Little Sandy Creek slows down some during
the Summer but the water stays fairly cool in some
Fall is a good time to catch a larger holdover or wild
brown trout because of the spawn.
Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies
Little Sandy Creek Pennsylvania
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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.
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you decide which flies you need.
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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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