The three nymph rig which Charlie Brooks taught me to fish long ago is great on the stocked trout streams here in Virginia and West Virginia. The Murray's Skunk Road Kill Nymph size 8 with a Murray's Regular Hellgrammite Black size 10 coming off the hook bend with a Murray's Olive Strymph size 10 as the bottom dropper fly is very effective fished with a slow twitching action across stream.
Stream Conditions: The local streams such as Big Stoney Creek (Edinburg) last stocked Oct. 10, Mill Creek (Mount Jackson), and Passage Creek (Fort Valley) last stocked Oct. 4 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.