Letort Spring Run

Carlisle, Pennsylvania

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Quintessential chalk stream filled with hulking browns with attitudes to match. A black mailbox with red flag raised sits behind an old wooden bench on the run where legendary anglers—Charlie Fox, Vince Marinaro, Ed Koch, and Ed Shenk—pondered the feeding habits of big brown trout. They watched rise forms and the stages of insect life and tied pattern after experimental pattern. Eventually they figured it out, some of it anyway, and developed a core of terrestrial patterns for hoppers, ants, beetles, and jassids that are as important to late-season dry-fly anglers as the hatches of mayflies in spring. Messrs. Fox, Marinaro, et al. did not limit their work to terrestrials. Species: Brown. Angling methods: spin, and fly-fishing.

Letort Spring Run Professional Review and Guide

"Quintessential chalk stream filled with hulking browns with attitudes to match. A black mailbox with red flag raised sits behind an old wooden bench on the run where legendary anglers—Charlie Fox, Vince Marinaro, Ed Koch, and Ed Shenk—pondered the feeding habits of big brown trout. They watched rise forms and the stages of insect life and tied pattern after experimental pattern.

Eventually they figured it out, some of it anyway, and developed a core of terrestrial patterns for hoppers, ants, beetles, and jassids that are as important to late-season dry-fly anglers as the hatches of mayflies in spring. Messrs. Fox, Marinaro, et al. did not limit their work to terrestrials. Species: Brown. Angling methods: spin, and fly-fishing."

Activity Type: Fly-Fishing
Nearby City: Carlisle
Access: Easy
Season & Limits: Mid-April through February
Accessibility: Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Local Maps: Pennsylvania DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer
Driving Directions: Directions to Letort Spring Run

Recent Trail Reviews

11/12/2007
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This is very challenging fishing. I saw some nice fish - as I spooked them into the nether regions. I had no luck, but there is a mailbox that folks use to share what worked, and what did not. This was my first time on such a beautiful, clear spring creek and I learned a lot for next time: - buy more of the little zebra shrimp flies; 'cause the water cress eats 'em up - make sure you have long, light leader (7x, 9-12ft) - use a shorter & lighter rod is best (2-4wt, 7-8ft) - bring reading glasses to tie the tiny flies you need to use onto the tiny leader; the kind with the little headlight would be good (see next note) - show up at dusk; i think that's when the action gets going, based on the notes in the mail box My wife hiked the very easy, but pretty trail. This is a very pastoral place.



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May 2018