Mountain Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - February 13, 2020

Posted by Harry Murray on

The rains this week have elevated the mountain streams so the higher up the stream the better water level you will have. On the flip side the rains have also caused the trails and stream banks to be extremely soppy and muddy so use caution when hiking and wading. Be prepared and pack extra clothes in case you fall and get wet.

These streams are still cold so the fish are not feeding as they would in April or May. Some of the trout are feeding below the riffles and in the deep parts of the pools on stonefly nymphs and caddis larva. A good tactic is to fish a Murray's Dark Stonefly Nymph size 14 and  a Murray's Caddis Larva size 14 as a two nymph tandem rig on a Murray's 9ft 5X Nymph Leader. Cast this upstream and allow it to drift dead drift back down the pool, watching the Scientific Anglers Indicators closely to detect the strikes. 


As conditions can change in the Shenandoah National Park daily, you can always call 540-999-3500, option 1, option 1 for the latest road closures and updates.

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