Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report March 13, 2017
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 retrieve with a streamer and a soft hackle nymph on our large trout streams.
Murray's Skunk Simple Streamer, Mr. Rapidan Olive Soft Hackle Nymph and Murray's Silver Ghost Simple Streamer.
Delayed Harvest and Large Trout Streams: A very effective tactics for the full streams is to fish upstream with a jigging "bounce retrieve" using a streamer with a Mr. Rapidan Olive Soft Hackle Nymph size 12 dropper. Good streamers for this tactic are the Shenandoah Skunk Simple Streamer size 10 and Shenandoah Silver Ghost Simple Streamer size 10. This method enables you to fish your flies deeply and by using the Murray's Trout Nymphing 9 foot Leader you can quickly discern the strikes. This action is very good now on Big Stoney Creek West of Edinburg, Back Creek and Passage Creek.