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

Fly Line:
For most of the fishing you will encounter, we think a 4 or 5 weight floating line would be the
best choice for fly fishing Pine Creek. You may also want a 6 weight floating line to fish nymphs
and streamers.

Fly Rod:
You would want a fly rod to handle each of the above line sizes you choose to use. The fly
rods should be nine feet in length for the best performance. A medium fast to fast action works

Fly Reel:
The reels for the four, five or six weight lines should have good drag systems. The drags
should be smooth and adjust to fine increments.

A seven and one-half foot leader or nine foot length would probably be the best all around
lengths. You may also want a twelve foot length for fishing small dry flies in the smooth
sections of water. The only other exception would be when you are fishing streamers whereas
you may want a short leader of only 3 or 4 feet. Make sure you have leaders in sizes ranging
from 0X for streamers up to 6X for midges and other small flies.

You should also have plenty of extra tippet in sizes ranging from 0X to 6X.

Waders are necessary just about anywhere you fish the Pine Creek. Little fishing can be done
from the banks. We prefer the breathable type but you may prefer the neoprene type if you
fish during the very cold parts of the season.

Wading Boots:
Felt soles would still be our choice. The new rubber soles may work okay. We haven't tested
them in Pine Creek.

Wading Staff:
The use of a wading staff would be an optional accessory.

Landing Net:
A landing net would be purely optional for Pine Creek.

Trout Flies:
We recommend our "Perfect Flies". That's not only because we sell them, it's also because
we think they are the best flies you can purchase. They have been tested in the freestone
stream of Pennsylvania, including Pine Creek. They are not only the most realistic flies you
can buy, they are the most effective ones you can use. If you haven't done so already, we
hope you will give them a try. You will be glad you did.
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with the dates you will be fishing this
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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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