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There are good green sedge caddis fly hatches on many trout streams in the mountains in Virginia and West Virginia. This is prompting the large trout to feed heavily. Good flies are the Mr. Rapidan Olive Delta Wing Caddis size 16, Shenandoah Olive Caddis size 14 and Murray's Olive Magic Caddis Pupa size 14. The heaviest feeding is from mid afternoon until dusk.
Big trout go for big flies so show them big nymphs such as a Bitch Creek Nymph size 8, Mr. Rapidan Brown Soft Hackle Nymph size 8 and Casual Dress Nymph size 10. The heavy water on the Bullpasture, the riffles in the Hidden Valley of the Jackson and the riffles on Big Stoney Creek hold many large nymphs. If the streams get high use a Sonar Sink Tip III Sinking Tip Fly Line with a Murray's Fluorocarbon 6 foot 3X Sinking Line Leader.
The sulphurs and little yellow stoneflies are producing great dry fly fishing on our mountain trout streams. Be sure to stay until dark in order to take advantage of the sulphur spinner fall. Both Big Wilson and Little Wilson have these hatches. Effective flies are the Murray's Sulphur Dry size 16, Shenk's Sulphur Dry size 16 and Murray's Little Yellow Stonefly Dry size 16.
Many large trout are left over in our delayed harvest trout streams. These trout can be caught on large nymphs below the fast riffles. Excellent nymphs are the Bitch Creek Nymph size 8, Mr. Rapidan Brown Soft Hackle Nymph size 8 and Casual Dress Nymph size 10. Excellent streams are the Jackson, Bullpasture and Big Stoney Creek West of Edinburg.
The headwater streams in the Blue Ridge Mountains and Appalachian Mountains are producing excellent hatches of sulphur mayflies and little yellow stoneflies. By walking down the mountain an hour from the trail heads on top of the mountains and fishing back up the mountains, you can catch many trout on Murray's Sulphur Dry size 16, Shenk's Sulphur size 16 and Murray's Little Yellow Stonefly Dry size 16.