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Stocked Trout Streams & Delayed Harvest Areas Stream Report - December 26, 2020

Posted by Jeff Murray on

Stocked Trout Streams & Delayed Harvest Areas Stream Report - December 26, 2020

12-26-2020 - The Shenandoah Valley Stocked Trout Streams & Delayed Harvest Areas are too high and discolored from rain earlier in the week to provide good fishing.  During the winter the trout in many large stocked trout streams and delayed harvest trout streams (throughout Virginia) feed heavily on midges. Since they often take both the emergers and the adults in the same pool, a good ploy is to fish a Mr. Rapidan Midge Dry size 18 as the top fly on a 9ft 6X Classic Leader with a Mr. Rapidan Olive Soft Hackle Nymph size 16 on a 24 inch...

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Mountain Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - April 25, 2019

Posted by Harry Murray on

Mountain Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - April 25, 2019

We have great hatches of Olive Caddis, Blue Quills, and March Browns. I get outstanding dry fly fishing by matching these with the Mr. Rapidan Delta Wing Caddis, Olive size 14, Blue Quill Dry size 16, and Mr. Rapidan Parachute Dry size 14. By being patient and watching each pool carefully before fishing it you will usually see several rising trout give you a good chance to catch 2 or 3 trout in each pool. You asked so we delivered. We just received our NEW Mountain Leaders which are 6ft long and designed for these small mountain trout streams. Stream...

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Stocked Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - April 25, 2019

Posted by Harry Murray on

Stocked Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - April 25, 2019

Many of these streams have very large hatches of March Brown Mayflies and you will see many trout sipping in the adult drys and chasing the emergers to the surface.   Recommended Flies: An effective technique is to fish a Mr. Rapidan Parachute Dry size 14 on a Classic 7 1/2ft 5X leader with a Mr. Rapidan Brown Soft Hackle Nymph size 14 on a 3 foot dropper below it. Hot spots are the runs right below the riffles.  Stream Conditions:  All of the local stocked trout streams and delayed harvest areas including Passage Creek (Fort Valley), Mill Creek (Mount Jackson) and...

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Stocked Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - April 23, 2019

Posted by Harry Murray on

Stocked Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - April 23, 2019

The three nymph rig is very effective and much easier to cast than most anglers assume. Simply use an elliptical cast where you pick the nymphs up from the stream with a low side arm cast. As they extend behind you on your back cast, raise your rod to a vertical position and make your forward presentation straight overhead. This simple, in low and out high casting motion simplifies fishing a three nymph rig. Recommended Flies: I use my Murray's Trout Nymphing 4X Leader with a Mr. Rapidan Brown Soft Hackle size 10 attached. To this I attach 24 inches...

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Mountain Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - April 20, 2019

Posted by Harry Murray on

Mountain Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - April 20, 2019

Stream Conditions April 20, 2019 9:00a.m.  We received heavy rains last evening.  If you go to the very heads of the mountain trout streams coming in from the top of the mountains and Skyline Drive you can still get some good fishing even though the streams are full.  The bottoms of the the trout streams are still too full for good fishing but should be better by the first of the week.   The large trout are selecting the primary feeding stations in each pool. The first spot I expect to find this trout is on the lip of the...

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