Fishing Report

Mountain Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - February 6, 2020

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Mountain Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - February 6, 2020

An effective technique for catching trout in the mountain streams at this time of the year is to fish the Murray's Olive Strymph size 10 upstream with a bounce retrieve. This consists of casting the Strymph upstream and allowing it to sink deeply. Then retrieve it with a lifting and dropping rod motion as it drifts back down the pool. This mimics the swimming action of the minnows in the stream and it is easy to detect the strikes because we can both feel them and see them on the Scientific Anglers Indicators on our Murray's Trout Nymph Leader. These...

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Stocked Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - January 30, 2020

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Stocked Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - January 30, 2020

At this time of the year you will often see trout rising to feed before you can tell what they are taking. They are eating midges! At dusk it is not unusual to spot trout rising in the flat pools on Big Stoney Creek and Passage Creek. The Mr. Rapidan Midge size 18 and 20 fished on a Murray's Classic 9ft 7X leader will catch many of these trout which you see sip in the adults. The local stocked trout streams are back to normal stream levels and Big Stoney Creek was just stocked January 29.

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Mountain Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - January 30, 2020

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Mountain Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - January 30, 2020

The mountain trout streams are cold and the trout are not feeding aggressively. However, if you drift a Murray's Olive Strymph size 10 right in front of them, there might be chance you can catch them in the deepest pools.  As always be sure to check the road openings/closures of the Skyline Drive by calling 540-999-3500, option 1, option 1.  I will be conducting a 2 hour workshop on the Shenandoah National Park Streams this Saturday, February 1 from 10a.m. to noon at the fly shop in Edinburg Va. 

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Updated Stocked Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - January 25, 2020

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Updated Stocked Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - January 25, 2020

Update for January 25--Heavy rains overnight has caused the local stocked trout streams such as Big Stoney Creek (Edinburg), Passage Creek (Fort Valley) and Mill Creek (Mount Jackson) are all high and muddy. I expect them to be down and fishable by Monday January 27.   Original Post on January 23--When these streams get a little high or discolored, I use a Sink Tip III fly line with a three-nymph rig of the Murray's Caddis Larva size 14, Adams Nymph size 14, and Mr. Rapidan Olive Soft Hackle size 14. Fishing these slowly along the stream bottom of the deep...

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Updated Mountain Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - January 25, 2020

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Updated Mountain Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - January 25, 2020

Update for January 25--The heavy rains have caused these streams to have a lot of extra water.  You will get your best fishing by coming in off the Skyline Drive and going into the top of White Oak or the northern branch of the Rose River.  Original Post January 23--Last week I discussed the Little Black Stoneflies that sometime hatch at this time of the year. When I see them rising, I always fish to them with a Murray's Little Dark Stonefly Dry size 18. However, if I do not see feeding trout but see some stoneflies along the sides...

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