Fishing Report

Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report- February 28, 2017

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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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Smallmouth Bass Streams Fly Fishing Report- February 28, 2017

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Smallmouth Bass Streams: The water temperature both on the North and South Fork of the Shenandoah River is low and the fish are not feeding well. Therefore this fishing is slow at this time.

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Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report February 20, 2017

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Mountain Trout Streams: Due to the present warm weather, the mountain trout streams are warm enough to fish. Come into the heads of the streams from the Blue Ridge Parkway, National Forest Roads and Skyline Drive. The best flies now are the Mr. Rapidan Parachute size 14, Spirit of Pittsford Mills size 14 and Murray’s Professor Dry size 14   Delayed Harvest and Large Trout Streams: As the large streams begin getting warmer, the natural minnows become active. They are thus exposed to the trout who feed aggressively upon them. Many of these trout feed in the deep pockets below...

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Smallmouth Bass Stream Report February 20, 2017

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Smallmouth Bass Streams Fly Fishing Report- Murray’s Fly Shop Smallmouth Bass Streams: The smallmouth bass streams are too cold for good fishing. We can expect this to change shortly. Check out our Smallmouth Bass On The Stream Fly Fishing Schools, Half Day On The Streams Fly Fishing Lessons and Saturday Fly Fishing Workshops.

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Trout Stream Fly Fishing Report February 14, 2017

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Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report- Murray's Fly Shop Mountain Trout Streams: The mountain trout streams are too cold for good fishing. Delayed Harvest Trout Streams and Stocked Trout Streams: One of my most effective tactics for catching large trout in cold water is to use a Scientific Anglers Sink Tip III Fly Line.  I use a Murray's Fluorocarbon 6 foot 3X Sinking Line Leader to fish a Bitch Creek Nymph size 8 or a Mr. Rapidan Olive Soft Hackle size 8 deeply. The deepest pools on the Smith River at Bassett and on the Hidden Valley of the Jackson hold...

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