Fly Fishing Gear and Trout Flies for Slate Run, Pennsylvania
Fly Line:
The fish you will catch will be either native brook trout or wild brown trout. We are
recommending a 4 weight, floating fly line for the brook trout, but you can use a much lighter
line if you prefer. We recommend a 5 weight, floating fly line for dry flies and lighter nymphs
for the brown trout and a 6 weight fly floating fly line for heavier nymphs and streamers for the

Leaders should range in sizes from a 0X for streamers up to a 6X for midges and small dry
flies. Lengths ranging from seven and one-half feet, up to 12 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 a medium fast to fast action rod nine feet in length for the four, five and six
weight rods.

Fly Reels:
The fly reels you use should be light and have good drags, preferably disc drags. You don't
want to loose a nice brown trout because of a poor or rough operating drag.

You can get by without waders if you fish only for brook trout. If you fish the lower or middle
sections for brown trout, we recommend waders.

Wading Boots:
We recommend felt soles for your wading boots.

Trout Flies:
As always we recommend  "Perfect Fly" trout flies. We suggest you look at our hatch chart
and select the flies for the particular time of year you plan on fishing. You should have a good
selection of streamers for the brown trout. The flies you have for the aquatic insects should
vary depending on the time of the year you are fishing. There is no one particular insect that
is more important than any other one throughout the season. The brown trout can become
selective on certain insect hatches.
James Marsh fishing on Slate Run Creek
Angie Marsh looking over Slate Run Creek
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Lower Section of Slate Run - Low water but plenty of trout
Upper Section of Slate Run - Brook trout are visible in runs
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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