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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- 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

Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing Report December 6, 2016

Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing Report- Murray’s Fly Shop.   Many large bass are feeding now on natural hellgrammites along the streambottom in the deepest sections of our smallmouth bass rivers. To cover these areas effectively I like to use the Scientific Anglers Sonar Sink 30 Warm Sinking Head Fly Line in 200 grain. Swimming the Murray’s Heavy Black Hellgrammite, Murray’s Heavy Olive Hellgrammite or Murray’s Brown Heavy Hellgrammite with a six inch stripping action every twenty seconds is very effective.  The deep water downstream from access point #5 (Chapman’s Landing) on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River is fishing well. Also downstream from access point #13 (Foster’s Landing) on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River are fishing well. 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

Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing Report November 29, 2016

Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing Report. Even in the cold smallmouth bass rivers the smallmouth bass still need to feed some. Take advantage of this by showing the smallmouth bass flies which match a natural food they have all year long in great abundance. I am talking about the natural hellgrammites which is the larva of the dobsonfly. The Murray’s Heavy Hellgrammite in either Black, Olive or Brown in size 6 will catch many of these smallmouth bass in the deep water. The deep water below access point #5 (Chapman’s Landing) on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River and below access point #10 (Burners Bottom) on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River are both excellent in the winter. Harry Murray Murray’s Fly Shop 121 South Main Street PO Box 156 Edinburg, Virginia 22824 Phone Number: 540-984-4212 Email: info@murraysflyshop.com Website: www.murraysflyshop.com

Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing Report November 22, 2016

Smallmouth Bass Streams Fly Fishing Report(North and South Fork of the Shenandoah River)- The Crayfish flies are producing well when fished slowly and deeply over cobblestone streambottoms in the deepest water you can find. If the current is fast or the water is over five feet deep the Scientific Anglers Sonar Sink 30Warm Tip Fly Line 200 grain which sinks from four to eight ips will help you get your flies down deeply.  Access point #3 (Burnshire Bridge) on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River is good. Access point #13 (Foster’s Landing) on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River is good. Good Crayfish patterns that are working well now are the Standard Crayfish size 6, Near Nuff Brown Crayfish size 8 and Murray’s Crayfish size 6.