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Fly Fishing Sixmile Run Pennsylvania
Sixmile Run is a small, limestone spring creek (with
plenty of runoff) located in Central Pennsylvania, near
Philipsburg. The stream has a good population of wild
and native trout in some areas, but it's also stocked. It
flows into Moshannon Creek. The stream has some
problems that aren't conductive to good trout habitat,
but fly fishing Sixmile Run is still worthwhile if your in the
Sixmile Run stays fairly cool during the summer. Springs
help with the water temperature. The temperature
greatly depends on the area of water you fish. Upstream
of State Route #504, there are some ponds that slow
the flow down but also provide some deeper water for
the trout to hold in. Below #504, most of the water is
shallow runs and riffles with few pools.
Access is easy in most areas. Sixmile Road follows the
entire six mile long section that's fishable. This means it
gets a lot of pressure from the "catch to eat" guys
during the Spring months. The upper section, above
#504 is very small and the banks are lined solid with
bushes and trees. Casting is difficult in the upper
Surprisingly, the stream has large population of aquatic
insects. Hatches are usually good and dry fly fishing can
be very good at times. The stream contains some large
drake mayflies and well as the typical ones.
The season follows the regular Pennsylvania trout
Springtime is a good time for fly fishing Sixmile Run due
to the plentiful aquatic insect hatches.
Fly fishing usually slows down some during the Summer
but the water stays fairly cool in some areas even during
the hot Summer.
Fall is the best time to catch a larger holdover or wild
brown trout because of the spawn.
Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies
Six Mile 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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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.
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you decide which flies you need.
3. Email us (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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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