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Best Fly Fishing Town in Pennsylvania
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A recent post has inspired me to ask for nominations as to set up a poll to vote on the "Best Fly Fishing Town in Pennsylvania." Please free to post you favorite town and what makes it a special fly fishing town. Yes it should be a town in Pennsylvania.

Some obvious reasons for the the best town could be number of close streams, fly shops, restaurants, taverns, travels distance, campgrounds, shops or whatever inspires you. Let me hear from you.

Posted on: 2009/6/11 16:54


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Pittsburgh - why would there even need to be a discussion. We are the best at everything ( except baseball ).

Posted on: 2009/6/11 16:56
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I gotta say, I have had some good times in Erie, it deserves a nomination from me, therefore. The trout stream towns will get plenty of support from others.

Posted on: 2009/6/11 17:06
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I think I'll put in a vote for a favorite of mine:
Boiling Springs (Cumberland County)

I think BS has a lot to recommend it:

-Scenic, easy going, small town lacking a lot of the heavy traffic, college noise, and rampant development that is drawback to places like State College.

-Easier drive for a lot of visitors in the population areas of Harrisburg, Baltimore/Wash DC.

-Close to world famous limestoners with many special reg sections provides year round trout fishing.

-Some pretty good (although not great) brookie fishing in nearby mountains.

-Good fly shop

-Lots of lesser known local trout fishing opportunities within a few minutes drive.

- Good warm water destinations are nearby within about a 30 minute drive.

-Eating/lodging is decent (Boiling Springs Tavern and some nice B&Bs)

-Appalachian Trail

Posted on: 2009/6/11 17:11


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Bellefonte

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I honestly can't argue against Millheim. It has a brewery, an OIP sandwich shop, access to multiple amazing streams, a fly shop nearby, a grocery store, a CG nearby, and some available lodging.

Posted on: 2009/6/11 17:13


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Hard for me to pick between these 2:

Bellefonte - Spring Creek what else is there to say.

Carlise - think about all this town has done to help the Letort.

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A brewery is bonus that I had not thought about.

Posted on: 2009/6/11 18:29


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Not as good as some of the others already mentioned, but I'll throw in Ohiopyle, you have the Yough, Meadow, Dunbar, and Laurel all within striking distance, got a good tavern now with a nice selection of micros and tasty wings (usually a couple hippy kayak gals fresh off the river to boot). Not much in lodging, but lots of campgrounds.

Posted on: 2009/6/11 18:50


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Cross Fork
Numerous steams within 30 mins.
Scenery.
Multiple hatches at once.
Native, Wild, and Stocked trout to suit anyone.
Any size stream you like - small to large.
I can think of 3 tackle shops within 30 mins.
Peaceful.
No CELL SERVICE!!!
A couple of taverns.
Fair amount and varies types of lodging.

Down fall - can be crowded at times on the Special Regs. - but plenty of other water to get away.

Posted on: 2009/6/11 18:50


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Harrisburg!
Within a 20 min drive you can fish

Susquehanna
Juniata
Swatara
Yellow Breeches
Upper Breeches
Clarks
Stoney
Quittie
Armstrong
Powells
Conodiguinet
Shermans

And several other smaller streams
and not to mention some fine lakes.

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Another vote for Cross ForkResized Image

Posted on: 2009/6/11 19:26


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Quote:

salvelinusfontinalis wrote:
Carlise - think about all this town has done to help the Letort.


Yeah, it approved the zoning for the Home Depot.

Posted on: 2009/6/11 19:29
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CPR wrote:
Harrisburg!
Within a 20 min drive you can fish

Susquehanna
Juniata
Swatara
Yellow Breeches
Upper Breeches
Clarks
Stoney
Quittie
Armstrong
Powells
Conodiguinet
Shermans

And several other smaller streams
and not to mention some fine lakes.


I'll add a vote to that, and Big Spring and Falling Spring to the list. They aren't all that far.

Hbg may not have the "best" fishing in the state, but it has really good fishing and all the things that a state capital offers.

Posted on: 2009/6/11 19:33
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A brewery is bonus that I had not thought about.


Hbg has ABC! Good beer and good food in a cool setting!

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