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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-29-2016, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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First time Fly Fishing In Penn

Whats up guys, I just got into fly fishing. Also just got a house in Pennsylvania right next to the Lackawaxen river.

I want to do some trout fishing this weekend. Just need a little help as i am newbie.

What Flies do you recommend? Also what size? Tan Caddis? Woolly Bugger?

Are there still a lot of trout around or not worth fishing?

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Re: First time Fly Fishing In Penn

I would caution fishing right now. Just check the water temps before you go out. Warm water temps and fighting fish can be hard on them.

Right now I would be tossing, various nymphs in size 16-14.

If you want dry fly action had to beat terrestrials this time of year, beetles, hoppers, crickets and ants should do decent.

Like I said though watch those water temps.

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Re: First time Fly Fishing In Penn

I've been going to a nice cold stream I know about lately and doing really well on caddis, pretty much any color I threw the fish were slamming them on top. Like Mike said though, just make sure you find a stream that the temps aren't too high since you will probably be returning the fish to the water.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-09-2016, 02:48 PM
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Re: First time Fly Fishing In Penn

If trout fishing, carry a thermometer, which are available from flyfishing suppliers, and don't cost much.

The long accepted water temperature to quit fish for trout is 70F.

I used to follow that, but now stop fishing for trout well below that. About 65F is my limit now, and I prefer colder than that.

You might find smallmouth in the larger pools in the Lackawaxen.

Or try smallmouth fishing in the Delaware River.
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