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Stocked Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - January 15, 2020

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Stocked Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - January 15, 2020

There are a broad variety of nymphs below the riffles and in the deep pools in these streams. I often fish a 3 nymph tandem rig of the Adams Nymph size 14, Mr. Rapidan Olive Soft Hackle Nymph size 14 and Murray's Caddis Larva size 14 on a Murray's Trout Nymph Leader 9ft 5X. Each nymph is tied onto a 2ft 5X piece of mono coming off the bend of the hook of the nymph above it. All of the local stocked trout streams are in good shape and fishable. For more information on access to these streams stop by...

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Mountain Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - January 15, 2020

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Mountain Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - January 15, 2020

Each year I don't believe it until I see them. I'm referring to the adult little black stoneflies I see sitting along the snow banks beside the trout streams. Then as I look closely at the slow sections on the sides of the streams I see trout rising to feed on the naturals. These trout are very wary so I approach these trout on my hands and knees. Use a Murray's Dry Black Stonefly size 18 on a Murray's Classic 7.5ft 6X or 7X leader. As the road conditions can quickly change in the mountains be sure to call the...

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Stocked Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report- January 9, 2020

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Stocked Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report- January 9, 2020

I'm now using a Sink Tip III line with a Murray's Fluorocarbon (Sinking) 6ft 3X Leader in order to fish my streamers deeply. The Shenandoah Silver Ghost Streamer and Shenandoah Skunk Streamer size 10 are both excellent by swimming them across the stream bottom and stripping them 4 inches every 4 seconds. The strikes are gentle so set the hook quickly at the first hint of a strike. Passage Creek in Fort Valley was stocked last week. All of the local stocked trout streams have good water levels and are fishable.  If you need help finding access on these streams,...

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Mountain Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - January 9, 2020

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Mountain Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - January 9, 2020

The caddis larva are continuing to grow well and there are large pods of these larva in the slow water along the sides of the streams. Fishing the Murray's Caddis Larva size 14 with a very slow crawling action in these areas is very effective. Fish these on a Trout Nymph Leader 9ft 5X. Be careful hiking/walking into these streams as there may be some leftover ice/snow from the recent storm and cooler temperatures.  Since the conditions can change quickly on the Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah National Park, I would recommend calling 540-999-3500, option 1, option 1 for the...

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Stocked Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - January 2, 2020

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Stocked Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report - January 2, 2020

The water levels in these streams are holding up well and the fishing has been good. Fish a Shenandoah Skunk Streamer size 10 or Shenandoah Silver Ghost size 10 slowly along the stream bottom in the deep pools. The Bullpasture was just recently stocked.   Fly Fishing Tip:  If you have trouble with your guides collecting ice in the winter months, clean the good with soap and water before going to the stream. Then apply a thin coat of dry fly floatant to the rod and guides.

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