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Fly Fishing Mud Run Pennsylvania
Mud Run is a small, seven mile long trout stream that
flows through Hickory Run State Park in Northeastern
Pennsylvania. It has a "Delayed Harvest" section located
within the State Park along with the DH area on Hickory
Run, another stream located within the park.
Mud Run is everything but a muddy creek or run. It has
pocket water with some very large boulders and even
some waterfalls that makes the stream beautiful and not
detracting as the name implies. There's pools, runs and
riffles surrounded by plenty of trees that provide a
canopy that helps keep the stream cool during the warm
Mud Run begins above State Route #115 and flows
through Indian Mountain Lake before it gets to Hickory
Run State Park. The Delayed Harvest section is two and
a half miles long and flows through a beautiful setting in
a gorge-like area. It usually has an excellent population
of trout and is the best area of the stream to fish.
You can access the stream in the State Park from State
Route #534. One good thing about the stream in our
opinion is the fact it doesn't have direct road access in
the park. It requires some hiking to reach it.
Most of the water that's not inside the State Park is
privately owned. What's available can be accessed from
bridges at State Routes #534 and 903. The stream is a
tributary of the Lehigh River and has some access near
the confluence with the river.
The stream has a very good population of aquatic
insects including several species of mayflies, caddisflies
and some stoneflies. Dry fly fishing can be very good at
times. Stockers can be caught using a variety of flies but
the wild trout and large holdover browns can be very
selective. Matching the naturals is always the best
The season is the standard Pennsylvania trout season
Springtime is a good time for fly fishing Mud Run due to
the plentiful aquatic insect hatches.
Fly fishing usually slows down some during the Summer
but the water stays fairly cool even during the hot
Fall is the best time to catch a larger holdover brown
It is possible to catch trout on warm, nice days winter
Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies
Mud Run 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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them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.
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