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Paul123July 3rd, 2009, 4:40 pm
Paul Balserak

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In a week I'll be on the Cheat River trying to catch some trout. I'm relatively new to fly fishing, how do I know what the best flies to try are?
Paul Balserak
CaseyPJuly 4th, 2009, 10:57 am
Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

Posts: 653
Paul, welcome to the board.

this time of year ants, beetles, and grasshoppers are popular menu items for trout. ants are hard to see, so i tie one on behind a grasshopper. after a while the ant gets wet and sinks and sometimes that makes it better. the tiny flies called tricos are worth a try; they hatch early in the morning on a lot of rivers in July and August.

as far as other hatches, you could do worse than call or visit the nearest fly shop. that old-fashioned advice is getting harder to follow since so many shops have closed, but sometimes you'll find a "web presence" that will compensate.
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra
MartinlfJuly 4th, 2009, 10:58 am
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3057
Paul, find some fly shops near the Cheat, and spend some time talking with the guys there. They'll know what's best for this time of year, and can not only provide you with good flies, they may be able to suggest some good spots to fish. Good luck.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Paul123July 18th, 2009, 1:02 pm
Paul Balserak

Posts: 2
Thanks for the replies to my question! Just got back. I had some good time fishing ... not as much as I'd have liked. Caught a few of what looked like Perch on a micro mayfly. Perhaps best was my 7 yr old caught a fish! He was dancing on the water he was so happy.

Paul
Paul Balserak
DocWetJuly 21st, 2009, 6:26 am
Erie, PA

Posts: 15
I thought the Cheat River was polluted by mine acid drainage.
My favorite trout stream picture; below, shows what a first class trout river looks like. The lack of stream gradient means that this river is not subject to the roaring scouring floods so common here in PA. that wipe out everything in the river.
DocWetAugust 6th, 2009, 9:13 am
Erie, PA

Posts: 15
Those are small yellow perch all right. I have talked to others who have caught the same fish. Apparently, there are lots of them.
My favorite trout stream picture; below, shows what a first class trout river looks like. The lack of stream gradient means that this river is not subject to the roaring scouring floods so common here in PA. that wipe out everything in the river.

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