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Many large bass select feeding stations in the deepest bank bays which floods carve into the river banks. I catch many of these bass by using a Sink Tip III WF-7-F/S line with a Murray's Sinking 6ft 2X Fluorocarbon Leader. The depth of the water and the size of the fish prompt me to use some of our largest and heaviest flies. (See recommended flies below) Stream Conditions:  The North Fork of the Shenandoah River is clear and in beautiful shape to wade.  The water is still cool so bring your chest high waders. For access stop by the fly shop and...

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Many March Brown Mayfly Nymphs make a mini-migration from the deep part of the stream to the shallows along the banks where they hatch into adult duns. The trout feed heavily on these nymphs  Recommended Flies: This opens the door for us to fish a Mr. Rapidan Parachute Dry size 14 with a Mr. Rapidan Brown Soft Hackle Nymph size 14 on a 3ft. dropper below it, right along the shallow banks. Some days I catch about half of my trout on the dry and half of the trout on the soft hackle nymphs.  Stream Conditions:  All of the local...

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Trout Fishing Report -

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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Trout Fishing Report -

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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Bass Fishing Report -

During periods of high water the rivers cut back into the banks in what I call Bank Bays. These may extend ten to twenty feet back int he bank and reach downstream 20 to 30 feet. These bays range from 3 to 6 feet deep and they hold great numbers of minnows. (See recommended flies below) Stream Conditions:  The North Fork of the Shenandoah River is clear but full. The area upstream of Edinburg through Mount Jackson will give you the best water levels. Access #18 & #19 on our  master map. Please wade carefully and remember to bring your...

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