The two fly rig we discussed last week is still effective on the stocked trout streams. Fishing a Betsy Streamer size 8 followed by a Mr. Rapidan Olive Soft Hackle size 14 on a 24 inch 4X dropper is very effective especially on a Sink Tip III Line. Other flies that have been working are the Mr. Rapidan Streamer size 10, Black Marauder size 10, and Pearl Marauder size 10.
Stream Conditions: All of the local trout stocked trout streams such as Big Stoney Creek (Edinburg), Passage Creek (Fort Valley) and Mill Creek (Mount Jackson) are clear and fishable.
A note from VDGIF: Due to construction/renovation activities at the Front Royal Fish Hatchery the Delayed Harvest Area on Passage Creek (Warren Co.) will not be stocked and closed to fishing until further notice. This is due to stocking and angler access constraints and public safety concerns. It is anticipated to be re-opened by October 1, 2020.
Stop by the fly shop in Edinburg, VA and check out our master map with access to fish the local streams.