Stocked Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - May 2, 2019

Posted by Harry Murray on

Many March Brown Mayfly Nymphs make a mini-migration from the deep part of the stream to the shallows along the banks where they hatch into adult duns. The trout feed heavily on these nymphs

 Recommended Flies: This opens the door for us to fish a Mr. Rapidan Parachute Dry size 14 with a Mr. Rapidan Brown Soft Hackle Nymph size 14 on a 3ft. dropper below it, right along the shallow banks. Some days I catch about half of my trout on the dry and half of the trout on the soft hackle nymphs.

 Stream Conditions:  All of the local stocked trout streams and delayed harvest areas including Passage Creek (Fort Valley), Mill Creek (Mount Jackson) and Big Stoney Creek (Edinburg) are clear and fishable.

Recommended Gear: I am using a 5X Leader with a 7 1/2ft to 9ft fly rod with a 4 to 6 weight fly line. 

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