Wild East Outfitters
Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Outfitter in Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Are you a fly shop?
A. No, but we can refer you to your nearest Orvis shop to help you prepare for your trip.
Q. What size rod should I bring?
A. Lehigh River: 5-7 Weights
Spring Creeks: 2-4 Weights
Susquehanna River: 5-8 Weights
Q. Can you provide lodging?
A. No, but we can help you to arrange a place to stay during your visit.
Q. Where can I stay?
A. When visiting the Lehigh River there are a multitude of camping and cabin rental options in the Pocono's and Hickory Run State Park as well as hotels and bed and breakfasts in the Jim Thorpe and Lehighton area.
When visiting the Susquehanna River area there are campgrounds, hotels and motels in the Harrisburg area.
Q. What rivers do you guide on?
A. Lehigh River, Big Bushkill Creek, Susquehanna River, Tulpehocken Creek, Penn's Creek, Spring Creek, Big Fishing Creek, Little Lehigh and a multitude of other lesser known rivers and creeks.
Q. What are your nearest major airports?
A. Allentown, Philadelphia or Harrisburg airports.
What Should Customers Bring?
Sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, waders, boots, bug spray, rain coats and any other preferred personal items.
Species You Fish for by Season
Summer: Smallmouth bass, carp and trout
Fall: Trout, smallmouth bass and Musky
Winter: Musky and Trout
Sample of Typical Itinerary
Flexibility is important in planning your trip. I will always suggest fishing during the times that will be most productive and that may change along with conditions.
4 hour walk and wade
Full day walk and wade
4 hour float trip
6 hour float trip
Full day float trip
Typically full days in spring begin between 7-9 am and run until the fishing dies down which could be 6 pm or later. As the spring season progresses we will most likely fish until dark or just shortly after. A full day goes no less than 8 hours.
Summer trips usually begin around sunrise and end mid-afternoon or begin early afternoon and finish just shortly after sunset.
Fall trips usually begin in the late morning and run at least 4-6 hours. Full days are a possibility.
Winter trips usually begin late morning and run at least 4-6 hours.
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