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Mr. Rapidan Bead Head Nymph, Mr. Rapidan Emerger and Mr. Rapidan Olive Soft Hackle Nymph Delayed Harvest and Stocked Trout Streams: The Eperous mayfly nymphs are very thick in these streams especially on the Jackson, North Creek and Big Stoney Creek. Many of these large browns and rainbows can be caught by fishing Mr. Rapidan Bead Head Nymph size 14, Mr. Rapidan Emerger size 14 and Mr. Rapidan Olive Soft Hackle Nymph size 14 close in below the riffles.

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Murray's Professor Dry, Blue Quill Dry and Mr. Rapidan Parachute Mountain Trout Streams: The ideal water temperatures are prompting excellent hatches of Epeorus mayflies and Paraleptophlebia adoptiva mayflies. I match these with a Mr. Rapidan Parachute size 14, Murray's Professor Dry size 14 and Blue Quill Dry size 16. The largest trout are choosing feeding stations in the corners of the pools and on the lips of the pools. This is a great time to hike into the remote feeder brooks and heads of the streams to camp and fish for several days. Be sure to fish until dark to...

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Mr. Rapidan Parachute, Mr. Rapidan Olive Soft Hackle Nymph and Mr. Rapidan Emerger.Mountain Trout Streams: This is prime time to hike in from the trail heads on the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive (most are in Trout Fishing in the Shenandoah National Park and Virginia Blue-Ribbon Streams) to fish the headwaters of these streams. The nymphs are active and the duns are coming off so the best flies are the Mr. Rapidan Emerger size 14, Mr. Rapidan Olive Soft Hackle Nymph size 14 and Mr. Rapidan Parachute size 14. Jeff Murray catches many trout by using an upstream bounce...

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Mountain Trout Streams: The Eperous mayfly nymphs are very active and the duns are starting to come off well. A very effective tactic is to attach a Mr. Rapidan Parachute size 14 to a Murray's Classic 7.5 foot 5X Leader.  Then attach a Mr. Rapidan Emerger size 14 or a Mr. Rapidan Bead Head Nymph size 14 to a twenty four inch 5X piece of tippet material which is tied to the bend of the dry fly with an improved clinch knot. The most productive fishing is found by coming into the heads of the streams from the Blue Ridge...

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Mountain Trout Streams: The mountain trout streams are gradually warming and we are catching some nice trout with nymphs which match the Epeorus pleuralis mayflies which is our first heavy hatch. My three favorite flies to match these naturals are the Mr. Rapidan Bead Head Nymph size 14, Mr. Rapidan Olive Soft Hackle Nymph size 14 and Quill Gordon Nymph size 14. Fish these upstream dead drift on a Murray's Trout Nymph 9 foot 5X Leader. Delayed Harvest and Large Trout Streams: In addition to the pockets below the riffles many large trout feed on minnows along the streambottom in...

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