If you’re looking for some of the best fly fishing in Pennsylvania, then be sure to check out the world-class trout streams in Centre County! Our limestone streams offer some of the best fly fishing on the East coast. Within a 45-minute drive of Bellefonte, there are more than 57 miles of streams and creeks to explore, with wild brown trout galore. Central PA is a fly fisherman’s haven! 

As you make your way back to town after a long day of fly fishing, stop by one of our local wineries or breweries to relax and recap your fly fishing adventure!

How to Experience the Best Fly Fishing in Pennsylvania

Visit Spring Creek, One of the Finest Wild Trout Streams

Spring Creek is arguably one of Pennsylvania’s finest wild trout streams. It rises in the mountains about five miles east of State College and flows northerly to its terminus in Milesburg. Since its consistently been found to be one of the most densely populated wild brown trout streams, anglers come from all over to fish the area.

Local fishermen love the Benner Springs stretch area, accessible off PA Route 150 near the I-99 interchange at Dale Summit/Shiloh Road. Fisherman’s Paradise, the first specially regulated trout stream in the US, and Pennsylvania Fish & Boat commission water below the Paradise, accessible off PA Route 150 near Bellefonte, are also very popular.

Anglers love how easy it is to get to Spring Creek and its gravel and cobbled bed stream, which makes wading a breeze, except at Fisherman’s Paradise, where wading is forbidden. As no-kill regulations apply throughout Spring Creek, be sure to catch and release.

Other World-Class Fly Fishing Streams in Pennsylvania

Our local streams have served as a classroom for some of the most accomplished fly anglers in the country since wild brown trout hatch abundantly. There are many public access spots to have a memorable fly fishing experience. Fishing Creek and Penns Creek offer some of the country’s finest catch and release water because good insect life and cool spring-fed streams provide year-round fisheries with no closed season.

You can choose from 57 miles of limestone streams managed under special regulations and open to the public year-round! Some of the best fishing areas include Spring Creek, Penns Creek, Fishing Creek, and the Little Juniata River, where even the most skillful angler is challenged. If you’re looking for lesser-known spots, there are plenty of Class A wild trout streams, limestone, and freestone, including Elk Creek, Six Mile Run, Bald Eagle Creek, or White Deer Creek. If you’re fishing for wild brook trout, try our small mountain streams, Swift Run or Cherry Run, where you’ll cast your lines amid a spectacular forested setting. Discover for yourself how Centre County is truly a fisherman’s Paradise.

The Best Local Fly Fishing Guides in Pennsylvania

Flyfisher’s Paradise Fly Shop

Learn from Dennis Charney, a licensed staff instructor in State College, PA.

Penns Creek Guides

Enjoy the best wade fishing on Penns Creek and its tributary streams.

Oak Hall Outfitters

Paul Rebarchak offers great fly fishing instruction, guide service, and custom flies.

Stay a Short Distance From the Best Fly Fishing in Pennsylvania at the Reynolds Mansion

With 37 trout streams in Centre County, many world-class, why not stay near all the action? Our B&B gives you the comforts of home while located near the best fly fishing spots!

As an avid fly fisher, we know you’re anxious to get out early; our amenities like 24/7 coffee and tea, complimentary water bottles, and a microwave and refrigerator in the second-floor laundry room make your fishing trip even easier. You can get a great night’s rest in one of our comfortable, luxurious rooms and then grab everything you packed the night before to start your fishing journey as early as you’d like!

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