Fly fishing in and around Bellefonte

Centre County is blessed with some of the finest trout streams in the East.  These world-renowned limestone streams have hosted Presidents and played a prominent role in the rich lore and history of fly fishing.  Our local steams have also served as a classroom for some of the most accomplished fly anglers in the country. Here wild brown trout, hatches galore and lots of public access provide for a memorable fly fishing experience. Consider, that within a 45-minute drive of Bellefonte there are more than 57 miles of limestone streams containing predominantly wild brown trout, managed under special regulations and open to the public year ‘round! A visit to Central Pennsylvania affords you the opportunity to fish some of the ‘the best of the best ’in Pennsylvania: Spring Creek, Penns Creek, Fishing Creek and the Little Juniata River. Fly fishing on these streams will challenge even the most skillful angler. There is a myriad of lesser-known Class A wild trout streams, both limestoners and freestone, in the area too. You may want to explore gems such as Elk Creek, Six Mile Run, Bald or White Deer Creek. And if fishing for wild brook trout in small mountain streams amid a spectacular forested setting is your thing, visit Swift Run or Cherry Run. There are two Cherry Runs in the area, give both a try. Visit and explore; discover for yourself what many already know: Centre County is truly a fisherman’s paradise. (article by Tom Doman)