Many of these streams have large numbers of trout that are feeding on the natural nymphs. A Three-fly rig with gradually smaller Mr. Rapidan Soft Hackles is very effective fished across stream with a slow lifting action.
Recommended Flies: I use my Murray's Trout Nymphing 4X Leader with a Mr. Rapidan Brown Soft Hackle size 10 attached. To this I attach 24 inches of 5X mono and a Mr. Rapidan Olive Soft Hackle size 12. To this I attach 24 inches of 5X mono and a Mr. Rapidan Olive Soft Hackle size 16. Place a micro shot 6 inches above the bottom fly. Watch the S.A. Indicators built into the nymph leader to help detect the strikes.
Stream Conditions: All of the local stocked trout streams and delayed harvest areas including Passage Creek (
Recommended Gear: I am using a Trout Nymphing 5X Leader with a 7 1/2ft to 9ft fly rod with a 4 to 6 weight fly line.