Mountain Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - May 30, 2019
Experiment with fishing a two dry fly rig with a Murray's Sulphur Dry size 16 on a Classic 7 1/2ft 6X Leader with a Murray's Little Yellow Stonefly Dry size 16 on a 3ft dropper below it. Crawling in downstream of the riffle at the lower end of the pools and fanning your casts over the whole pool upstream will catch many trout.
Stream Conditions: You can get good fishing by either parking on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Skyline Drive, and National Forest roads on top of the mountains and hike down the trails to fish the upper sections of the streams or park at the lower sections and hike upstream. All of these streams are in beautiful shape. For more information on these streams and access, check out my book Trout Fishing in the Shenandoah National Park.
Skyline Drive is now open in all sections. This can change frequently if we have storms. To check the status of the Skyline Drive please call 540-999-3500, option 1, option 1 for the latest update before heading to these streams.
Recommended Gear: I am using a 6ft or 7 1/2ft 5X Leader on a 2 to 4 weight fly rod--preferably 8ft or shorter.