Mountain Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - May 10, 2023

Mountain Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - May 10, 2023

The mountain trout streams are in great shape. You can either come into them from the Skyline Drive or from the lower boundaries of the streams. See my book Trout Fishing in the Shenandoah National Park for more information on access or stop by the fly shop. I was in the Park earlier this week and the water temperature was around 52 degrees.  There is a caddisfly hatch, light cahill hatch, and little yellow stonefly hatch occurring so watch for those.  Productive flies this week in our personal fishing and trout schools include: Mr. Rapidan Delta Wing Caddis Olive size 16, Spirit of Pittsford Mill size 16, Murray's Flying Beetle size 14 and believe it or not the Murray's Purple Dun size 16.  Nymphs that are working well include Perdigon Nymph in size 12 or 14, Bead Head Price size 14, and Bead Head Hare's Ear Nymph size 14.  I have switched to 6X leaders.

Looking for a nice trout fly assortment for yourself or as a gift?  Take a look at our Mountain Trout Fly Assortment or Trout Dry & Nymph Fly Assortment

Recommended Fly Rod & Reel ComboSt. Croix Imperial 7ft 3-weight 4pc fly rod with case and 15 year warranty, Orvis Clearwater Reel, fly line and backing for $447.90

Please note that Murray's Fly Shop will be closing early on May 20th at 1p.m.

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