Spring is a great time to wade in Cumberland Valley’s famous fly-fishing streams. The Valley is known far and wide as a fly-fisher’s paradise and has been for a very long time.
Home of renowned fly-fishermen like Ed Shenk, and known for famous fly-fishing streams including the Yellow Breeches Creek, LeTort Spring Run and Big Spring Creek, fly-fishermen have been traversing the Cumberland Valley since the 18th Century. Our scenic streams range from all-tackle Approved Trout Waters to fly-fishing only and no-harvest sections. This area is rife with Class-A Fly-Fishing waters - the highest qualify in the state for wild trout fly-fishing.
For a challenge, take on LeTort Spring Run. This stream is considered by some to be the most challenging stream in the world to fly-fish in, and was prominently featured in the book Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before you Die by Chris Santella. Fishermen come from around the world to try and reel in a big, wild and colorful brown trout, but the nature of the stream means they are smart and have many places to hide.
For a more leisurely experience, Yellow Breeches Creek is an angler’s delight. The most popular catch and release section is a mile long and runs through Allenberry in Boiling Springs. Designated as a “Pennsylvania Scenic River”, Yellow Breeches never has a shortage of trout (mix of stocked and wild trout).