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Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing Report

Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing Report North Fork of the Shenandoah River and South Fork of the Shenandoah River in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia.

Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing Report- February 20, 2017

Smallmouth Bass Streams Fly Fishing Report- Murray’s Fly Shop Smallmouth Bass Streams: The smallmouth bass streams are too cold for good fishing. We can expect this to change shortly. Check out our Smallmouth Bass On The Stream Fly Fishing Schools, Half Day On The Streams Fly Fishing Lessons and Saturday Fly Fishing Workshops.

Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing Report- February 13, 2017

Smallmouth Bass Streams Fly Fishing Report- Murray’s Fly Shop Smallmouth Bass Streams: The smallmouth bass streams are cold but by fishing the slow sections of the deep pools you can catch some good smallmouth bass. The North Fork of the Shenandoah River is good at access point #18 (Meem’s Bottom). The South Fork of the Shenandoah River is good at access point #11 (Seakford). Good flies now are the Murray’s Heavy Black Hellgrammite size 4, Murray’s Heavy Olive Hellgrammite size 4 and Murray’s Heavy Brown Hellgrammite. Check out our Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing Schools, Saturday Fly Fishing Workshops and Half Day On The Stream Fly Fishing Lessons.

Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing Report-January 30, 2017

Murray’s Fly Shop Smallmouth Bass Streams Fly Fishing Report Smallmouth Bass Streams:  I have been encouraging everyone to develop new flies for their fishing in the upcoming season. Here are some basic tips I teach in my Saturday Basic Fly Tying Workshops in my fly shop that simplify the fly tying and makes very durable, effective flies.  For example, when tying Deer Hair Bass Bugs, keep the hook shank clear so the hair spins easily. Also use Kevlar Thread and clean out each bunch of deer hair thoroughly with an old toothbrush or deer hair comb before tying it in. When tying streamers, keep the materials sparse so they will sink well. Check out our Mountain Trout Fly Fishing Schools, Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing Schools, Half Day On The Stream Fly Fishing Lessons, and Saturday Fly Fishing Workshops. 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

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

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

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

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

Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing Report

Murray’s Fly Shop Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing Report Smallmouth Bass Streams: The smallmouth bass rivers are getting very cold. By fishing deeply we are catching some smallmouth bass. I really like the Scientific Anglers Sonar Sink 30 Warm Tip Fly Line for this deep fishing. I use the 200 grain because the thirty foot head sinks deeply enabling me to swim my streamers along the streambottom. The Murray’s Heavy Chub Streamer size 6, Murray’s Heavy Shiner Streamer size 6 and Murray’s Heavy Sunfish Streamer size 6 are great now. The North Fork of the Shenandoah River at access point #3 (Burnshire Bridge) is fishing well. The South Fork of the Shenandoah River at access point #14 (Bealer’s Ferry) is fishing well. 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 13, 2016

Murray’s Fly Shop Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing Report. We are currently still catching smallmouth bass by fishing the deep pools. We are using Murray’s Heavy Chub Streamer size 6, Murray’s Heavy Shiner Streamer size 6 and Murray’s Heavy Sunfish Streamer size 6. Swim these streamers slowly along the streambottom by stripping them four inches every twenty seconds. Access point #1 (Route 661 off Route 11) on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River is fishing good. Upstream from access point #11 (Seakford) 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 Email: info@murraysflyshop.com Website: www.murraysflyshop.com