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Trout Fly Fishing Report- January 24, 2017

Murray’s Fly Shop Mountain Trout Large Trout and Delayed Harvest Streams Fly Fishing Report Mountain Trout Streams: The mountain trout streams are too cold for good fishing. Large Trout Streams and Delayed Harvest Streams: These streams are too high for good fishing. They should be clear by Friday, January 27, 2017 or Saturday, January 28, 2017. Check out our Trout Workshops we are offering at Murray’s Fly Shop this winter. These workshops are from 10:00 until noon on the listed dates and cost $20.00 per person. Mastering Trout Fishing, Trout Fishing in the Shenandoah National Park and Mastering Spring Creek Trout Fishing. Harry Murray Murray’s Fly Shop PO Box 156 121 South Main Street Edinburg, Virginia 22824 Phone Number: 540-984-4212 Website: www.murraysflyshop.com Email Address: info@murraysflyshop.com

Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing Report- January 24, 2017

Murray’s Fly Shop Smallmouth Bass Streams Fly Fishing Report Smallmouth Bass Streams: The North and South Fork of the Shenandoah River are too high for good fishing. These streams should be clear by Friday, January 27, 2017 or Saturday, January 28, 2017. I am offering Fly Tying Workshops on Saturday, February 4, 2017 and Saturday, March 4, 2017 in my Fly Shop in Edinburg, Virginia. These workshops are from 10:00 am until noon and cost $20.00 per person. If you are interested please sign up online or call us at 540-984-4212. Also check out the list of our other Saturday Workshops we are offering throughout the winter. Harry Murray Murray’s Fly Shop PO Box 156 121 South Main Street Edinburg, Virginia 22824 Phone Number: 540-984-4212 Website: www.murraysflyshop.com Email Address: info@murraysflyshop.com

Trout Fly Fishing Report- January 17, 2017

Murray’s Fly Shop Mountain Trout/Large Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report Mountain Trout Streams: The mountain trout streams are too cold for good fishing. Large Trout Streams and Delayed Harvest Streams: A great way to take advantage of the exciting midge fishing now is to fish a two-fly rig. Use a Mr. Rapidan Midge Dry size 18 or a Birchell’s Hatching Midge size 20 on a Murray’s Classic 9 foot 6X Leader. Then come off the bend of that hook with twenty four inches of 7X using an improved clinch knot. To this attach a Bead Head Copper John Zebra size 18. Fish this dead drift where you see rising trout. If you do not see riseforms fish this rig across stream in the slowest parts of the pools with a very slow twitching action. Harry Murray Murray’s Fly Shop PO Box 156 121 South Main Street Edinburg, Virginia 22824 Phone Number: 540-984-4212 Website: www.murraysflyshop.com Email Address: info@murraysflyshop.com

Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing Report January 17, 2017

Murray’s Fly Shop Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing Report Smallmouth Bass Streams: Some anglers are now catching good smallmouth bass in the ten foot deep water.  By floating the dam at access point #26 (Massanutten) on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River. Also above the dam on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River floating downstream from access point #5 (Chapman’s Landing). I like to use the Murray’s 6 foot 2X Sinking Fluorocarbon Leader. I use this leader to fish my Murray’s Heavy Streamer in Sunfish, Chub and Shiner in size 4 in this deep water to swim along the streambottom. Harry Murray Murray’s Fly Shop PO Box 156 121 South Main Street Edinburg, Virginia 22824 Phone Number: 540-984-4212 Website: www.murraysflyshop.com Email Address: info@murraysflyshop.com

Trout Fly Fishing Report- January 10, 2017

Mountain Trout, Large Trout, Delayed Harvest Streams Fly Fishing Report Mountain Trout Streams: The mountain trout streams are too cold for good fishing. Large Trout Streams and Delayed Harvest Streams There are some good midge hatches now on Passage Creek, Big Stoney Creek and Back Creek. The trout are currently feeding on these midges. Watch for feeding trout. Then taper down to 6X or 7X and go one on one with each trout. Do this by using a Mr. Rapidan Midge Dry size 18 or Birchell’s Hatching Midge size 20 if you see a delicate riseform. If you see a splashy riseform use a Bead Head Zebra Copper John size 18. Harry Murray Murray’s Fly Shop PO Box 156 121 South Main Street Edinburg, Virginia 228254 Phone Number: 540-984-4212 Website: www.murraysflyshop.com Email Address: info@murraysflyshop.com

Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing Report- January 10, 2017

Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing Report- January 10, 2017- Murray’s Fly Shop Smallmouth Bass Streams:  A friend just caught several large bass in the ten foot deep water behind the dam. This is accessible by floating from access point #5 (Chapman’s Landing) just downstream from Edinburg. This is on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. There is also excellent deep water above the dam at access point #26 (Massanutten). This is on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River. Great flies in this deep water are the Murray’s Heavy Sunfish Streamer size 6, Murray’s Heavy Chub Streamer size 6 and Murray’s Heavy Shiner Streamer size 6. Harry Murray Murray’s Fly Shop PO Box 156 121 South Main Street Edinburg, Virginia 22824 Phone Number: 540-984-4212 Website: www.murraysflyshop.com Email Address: info@murraysflyshop.com

Trout Fly Fishing Report- January 3, 2017

Trout Fly Fishing Report- Murray’s Fly Shop- Edinburg, Virginia Mountain Trout Streams: The mountain trout streams are too cold for good fishing. Large Trout Streams and Delayed Harvest Streams: Some of the best fishing on these streams now is downstream of where the springs enter them.These springs are five to six degrees warmer than the main stream. The rich pH prompts excellent cress bug and shrimp growth. Fishing these areas with Cress Bug size 14, Murray’s Shrimp size 16 and Shenandoah Sowbug size 16 is very effective at this time of year.  Big Stoney West of Edinburg, Back Creek and the Bullpasture all three have many of these springs. These are easy to locate by the rich green weed growth in them and downstream of them. Harry Murray Murray’s Fly Shop PO Box 156 121 South Main Street Edinburg, Virginia 22824 Phone Number: 540-984-4212 Website: www.murraysflyshop.com Email: info@murraysflyshop.com

Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing Report- January 3, 2017

Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing Report Smallmouth Bass Streams I am getting my best smallmouth bass action by fishing streamers, while fishing these along the streambottom in the deepest pools. The Scientific Anglers Sonar Sink 30 Warm Tip Fly Line has a fast sinking thirty foot head sinking at four to eight inches per second. This therefore helps me swim my flies deeply. The 200 grain fly line cast smoothly on my Scott Radian 9 foot 7 weight fly rod.  I use my Murray’s Fluorocarbon  6 foot 2X Sinking Line Leader with this. The Murray’s Magnum Creek Chub, Hog Sucker and Dater Streamer size 4  helps me catch some nice bass. Access Point #3 (Burnshire Bridge) on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River is fishing good. Access Point #12 (Good’s Landing) on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River is fishing good. Harry Murray Murray’s Fly Shop PO Box 156 121 South Main Street Edinburg, Virginia 22824 Phone Number: 540-984-4212 Website: www.murraysflyshop.com Email: info@murraysflyshop.com

Trout Fly Fishing Report- December 27, 2016

Murray’s Fly Shop Trout Fly Fishing Report- December 27, 2016 Mountain Trout Streams: The brook trout are spawning now and most serious anglers believe it is best not to stress them by fishing for them now even though we plan to return them to the stream. Large Trout Streams and Delayed Harvest Streams: I checked the springs flowing into our streams several days ago. I found two positive factors that will help give us good fishing now. First, these springs are six degrees warmer than the main stream. Second, the springs are loaded with natural cress bugs and shrimp. Fish the Cress Bug size 14, Shenandoah Sowbug size 16 or Murray’s Shrimp size 16 below these springs and you will will catch some nice trout. Three of my favorite streams for this type action are Big Stoney Creek in Edinburg, the Bullpasute and Back Creek. Harry Murray Murray’s Fly Shop PO Box 156 121 South Main Street Edinburg, Virginia 22824 Phone Number: 540-984-4212 Website: www.murraysflyshop.com Email: info@murraysflyshop.com

Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing Report- December 27, 2016

Murray’s Fly Shop Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing Report for December 27, 2016. We do not catch as many smallmouth bass in the winter as we do in the summer. We do catch some large bass during this time. With this in mind I like to fish with flies such as Murray’s Magnum Streamers series. These are large enough to give the huge bass a big mouthful. Fishing the Murray’s Magnum Creek Chub streamer size 4, Murray’s Magnum Darter Streamer size 4 and Murray’s Magnum Hog Sucker size 4 along the streambottom in the deepest pools can give you these fish. A friend recently called and said he landed a smallmouth bass over five pounds. It was his only fish in four hours of fishing but he said it was worth it. Access point #1 (Route 661 off Route 11) on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River is fishing well. Access point #11 (Seakford) on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River is fishing well. Harry Murray’s Murray’s Fly Shop PO Box 156 121 South Main Street Edinburg, Virginia 22824 Phone Number: 540-984-4212 Website: www.murraysflyshop.com Email: info@murraysflyshop.com