Paflyfish – A Fly Fishing Forum


Dave Kile founded Paflyfish to give back to those who first taught him to fly fish and provide anglers with an invaluable resource. It provides state-specific threads as well as one dedicated explicitly to ice fishermen.

Members share trout stocking schedules, fishing trip reports, photos, and valuable techniques.

Stream Reports

Fly fishing forums exist in almost every region of the United States, giving local fishermen and those from elsewhere an outlet to exchange tips, advice, and stories about fishing. Unfortunately, many of these forums fall prey to one or more issues plaguing internet forums: spam manufacturing plants, insider popularity contests, or becoming excessively hostile toward newcomers.

There are, fortunately, some excellent ones out there; Pa Fly Fishing Forum is one such excellent source. Written and produced by professional fly fishing writers and fly tiers, their stream reports provide anglers with vital information when planning trips to specific areas, plus tips and suggestions on particular flies and equipment.

Stream reports are essential for any angler preparing to fish in a new area, providing information on river height, current speed, fly selections that work best, and any safety concerns to keep an eye out for. Armed with such knowledge will create a more pleasant fishing experience and increase fish captures overall.

Stream Locations

Fly fishing forums typically include boards dedicated to specific stream locations that provide essential details, such as which flies are best, when to fish this spot best, and any additional important info regarding its ecosystem. This information could include what time of day is best to feel that body of water.

Houserville’s Spring Creek Park provides one such idyllic fishing destination. This meadow meander is wader-friendly, featuring riffles, glides, pocket waters, and deep runs – thanks to years of stream and riparian enhancement projects completed by volunteers from both TU and PFBC – creating the ideal place for testing out new gear and experiencing fly fishing first-hand.

This section also offers fantastic birdwatching opportunities, making it a favorite spot for Penn State Sheep Farm visitors who wish to observe wildlife, such as waterfowl and birds.

Are You Targeting Stripers? Check Out Stripers Online Forum For Tips And Advice To Start Now The forum boasts experienced striper fishermen to assist newcomers through their first encounters with big fish. NEFF also covers coldwater fly fishing in the Northeast region, with specific boards covering New England waters, while Trout Nut covers trout in general with panels dedicated to insect taxonomy and tying.

Photo Section

Members share photos at many fly fishing forums and ask questions about trout they’ve caught. In these photo sections, many users upload photographs they’ve seen themselves and discuss their coloration or whether it was wild or stocked. It can be fun browsing these posts, but be wary as many of these trout pictures have been altered or falsified, making it hard to get accurate information out of this mishmash of posts.

Most of these fish come from state hatcheries and, therefore, often grow to such size; their bodies have adapted to living under artificial conditions by moving faster and eating more frequently, thus contributing to their larger size than if they lived wild.

These trout are typically stocked with Loch Leven strain browns, the easiest to raise at hatcheries and release into Pennsylvania streams. Unfortunately, though, these fish do not fit with Pennsylvania streams’ wild trout population well as they’re highly migratory and move fast to avoid predators, making them harder to find than the more sluggish Black Forest strain.


Many regions with abundant fly fishing have forums where locals and outsiders gather to exchange fishing reports, stories, and advice. Unfortunately, most discussions fall prey to pitfalls that make them less helpful to fishermen: becoming spam factories or inactive, insider popularity contests, or becoming excessively off-topic – to name only a few! Some forums avoid these problems by becoming invaluable resources; the Paflyfish forum is such an example: regular polls on its site allow members to express their views freely without necessarily representing an endorsement of any specific product or service offered elsewhere!


Fly fishing enthusiasts who frequent forums can use contests as an excellent opportunity to demonstrate their talents and win prizes, ranging from tiny flies to complete tackle packages or gift certificates from local stores. Each contest’s rules and regulations must be followed to ensure participant safety and prevent legal complications that might arise from participation.

Contests hosted by the PA Fish and Boat Commission at Spring Creek do not replace its annual trout fishing derby; instead, they provide another avenue of competition amongst fishermen without significant commercial support for such matches on public waterways. That doesn’t mean local fishermen don’t compete; many take part in local derbies and larger professional tournaments, as many have the skills and know-how required to win these competitions if given enough time and effort to train appropriately.

Forum Rules

Every region with fly fishing enthusiasts has at least one forum where locals and visitors can gather to discuss river conditions, insects, gear, trips, advice, and general questions. Unfortunately, most panels suffer the same fate as their internet counterparts: becoming spam factories or excessively off-topic. Newcomers may find the environment hostile.

Paflyfish allows users to create individual signature lines that include personal statements and links that comply with existing site policies, but business or organizational links are not permitted, nor discussions of illegal activities.

Environmentally conscious river runners take great pride in leaving nothing behind but footprints. Cigarette ends, beer cans, and other non-biodegradable litter have no place in nature’s pure mountain streams; respect land owners by asking permission before entering their property, closing gates after leaving, and keeping dogs on leashes at all times.