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Last week I discussed fishing the deep river pools for large bass. I must admit I enjoy this fishing because the river is crystal clear, usually I have the river to myself and the fishing can be very productive.Two of my most productive flies are the Murray's Black Madtom Sculpin Streamer size 4 and Murray's Olive Madtom Sculpin Streamer size 4. In order to swim these flies deeply along the streambottom, I use a fast sinking head fly line which sinks from four to eight inches per second. The Scientific Anglers Sonar Sink 30 Warm Tip Fly Line in 200...

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I have a friend who takes great pride in catching large smallmouth bass during the winter. He floats the smallmouth bass rivers in his canoe. He concentrates on the deepest sections of the large pools. An important part of the large basses diet at this time of the year are the real madtoms that live on the streambottom. He uses the Murray's Black Madtom Sculpin Streamer size 4 and Murray's Olive Madtom Sculpin Streamer size 4. He swims them slowly along the streambottom with great success. The South Fork of the Shenandoah River has many of these deep pools downstream...

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The deep back eddies are giving us some large bass especially on the Murray's Tungsten Cone Head Marauders in size 4. The Scientific Anglers Sonar Sink III Sinking Tip Fly Line with Murray's Fluorocarbon 6 foot 2X Sinking Line Leader helps swim these flies deeply. Be sure to set the hook firmly when you get these strikes so it telegraphs down deeply to the bass. There is excellent fishing on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River at access point #3 (Burnshire Bridge). There is excellent fishing on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River at access point #12 (Good's...

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We are catching some nice smallmouth bass in the back eddies that form below the riffles on the side of the river with the slowest current. These range from ten to fifty feet  in diameter and from four to six feet deep. Many large bass feed here in the cold water so I use large flies.The Murray's Olive Tungsten Cone Head Marauder size 4, Murray's Pearl Tungsten Cone Head Marauder size 4 and Murray's Black Tungsten Cone Head Marauder size 4 are all excellent flies. These flies can be fished either by floating them along the deep side of the...

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Here is another technique I use to fish the deep cuts between the river-crossing ledges I discussed last week.Often I start at the upstream section of these cuts and use a Scientific Anglers Sonar Sink Tip III Sinking Tip Fly Line with a Murray's Fluorocarbon 6 foot 2X Sinking Line Leader to cast the Murray's Strymph across stream. After the Strymph sinks deeply, I swim it back across the streambottom by stripping it six inches every ten seconds. I make this presentation about every ten feet as I wade slowly down the river.Access point #3 (Burnshire Bridge) on the North...

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