The Hidden Valley of the Jackson and Big Stoney Creek west of Edinburg are producing some trout to anglers using a three nymph rig. A good technique is to use the Murray's Trout Nymph Leader 9ft 4X which has two S.A. Indicators built in to help detect the strikes. I like to use three different nymphs that match a mayfly, stonefly, and caddis. My favorites are the Mr. Rapidan Olive Soft Hackle size 16, Murray's Caddis Larva size 16 and Murray's Dark Stonefly Nymph size 12.
Attach the Mr. Rapidan Olive Soft Hackle to the Murray's 9ft 4X Trout Nymph Leader and the other two flies each to 24 inches of 5X tippet, coming off the hook bend of the fly above it with an improved clinch knot. There are very effective when fished with the Murray's Swing Nymphing Technique.
In October the VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries will start stocking the local trout streams again. Make sure you have the proper license to fish these streams.
Stream Conditions: The local streams such as Big Stoney Creek (Edinburg), Mill Creek (Mount Jackson), and Passage Creek (Fort Valley) are very low and clear. Wade carefully so you do not spook the fish. Please keep in mind that these streams are not stocked during the summer months.
Stop by the fly shop in Edinburg, VA and check out our master map with access to fish the local streams.