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  The hatches are sparse on some mountain trout streams. However, to take advantage of the available natural foods all of the large trout choose a "primary feeding station" and hold there to feed all day...most amount of food with least amount of effort. By learning to spot these trout on their feeding stations you are mastering one of my favorite forms of angling and you will get exciting fishing. The Mr. Rapidan Ant size 16 and Murray's Flying Beetle size 16 are very effective here fished on a 6X leader.   Stream Conditions: The localized rain storms have get these...

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Recent rains have flushed many nymphs from the riffles and fishing a three-nymph rig will enable you to catch trout. I like to use Murray's Caddis Larva size 14, Murray's Dark Stonefly Nymph size 12 and a Murray's Olive Caddis Pupa size 14 tied in tandem on a Murray's 9ft 4X Trout Nymph Leader. Cast across stream below the riffles and swim them back across stream with a slow twitching action.    Stream Conditions:   The recent localized rains have kept the streams such as Big Stoney Creek (Edinburg), Passage Creek (Fort Valley) and Mill Creek (Mount Jackson) at great water...

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Recommended Flies:  As summer rains and thunderstorms can happen frequently on the bass streams often they will cause the water to become slightly discolored. This slightly discolored water can provide some excellent fishing. The Murray's Magnum HogSucker, Darter and Creek Chub are all providing excellent fishing in the late hours until well into darkness. Strip them strongly three feet every 5 seconds to attract the bass.  We have been spotting some dobsonflies eggs and adult flies near the streams. The Murray's Heavy Hellgrammite is a great match for the adult dobsonfly.         Stream Conditions:   The North Fork of...

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A great ploy to bring the trout to the surface with the great caddis hatches we have now is to cast a Mr. Rapidan Delta Wing Caddis upstream and impart a two-inch twitching action every two seconds. This mimics the egg-laying and emerging caddis action and often brings more strikes than a dead drift. The Scott F Series 7'2" 3-weight 5pc rod is a great rod for these streams plus a camping trip in the park.  Very compact and delicate. Stream Conditions: The recent rains have kept these streams at great water levels.  You can either park at the top...

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Both Big Stoney Creek and Back Creek have very heavy caddis hatches now. A down and across presentation with a Mr. Rapidan Olive Delta Wing Caddis with a Murray's Olive Caddis Pupa three feet below it on a dropper is very effective. Experiment with various dancing action to see what will catch the most trout    Stream Conditions:   All of the local streams such as Big Stoney (Edinburg), Passage Creek (Fort Valley) and Mill Creek (Mount Jackson) are clear and fishable. Stop by the fly shop in Edinburg, VA and check out our master map with access to fish the...

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