West of Philadelphia and Phoenixville, the French Creek is known as an average trout fishing stream. The headwaters of French Creek is at Lake Hopewell and then it flows east 14 miles to the Schuylkill River confluence near Phoenixville. The entire length of French Creek is stocked.
The best section for fly fishing the French Creek is the 0.9 mile Delayed Harvest Fly Fishing Only stretch from the Camp Sleepy Hollow dam downstream to Hollow Road. There are short riffles and slow pools with plenty of shade.
Overall, French Creek is the 12th most popular fly fishing river of all 49 fly fishing spots in Pennsylvania.