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These streams are warm enough now that many trout are holding on feeding stations on the lips of the pools to feed on the duns. A Mr. Rapidan Parachute Dry size 14 and a Blue Quill Dry size 16 are both very effective. The currents are now strong and a slack line cast is helping me catch the largest trout. Stream Conditions: This is a great time to park on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Skyline Drive, and National Forest roads on top of the mountains and hike down the trails to fish the upper sections of the streams.  You will...

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The water temperature is still pretty cool. The deep pockets below the river-crossing ledges are still giving us some nice bass. However, I've found that using a Scientific Anglers Sink Tip III Line with a 6ft Murray's Sinking Fluorocarbon 2X is helping me catch more bass. Stream Conditions:  The North Fork of the Shenandoah River is clear and fishable. There is still a full amount of water so wade carefully. The best areas will be upstream of Edinburg  (access spots #18 & #19 on our master map).    The South Fork is clear but is still too high to wade.    Mount Jackson 3.55ft   CFS 465...

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The natural nymphs cut loose from the riffles are a great food for the trout.  Recommended Flies: A three fly rig of Murray's Skunk Roadkill size 8, Casual Dress #12, and Murray's Dark Stonefly Nymph size 12 will help you catch many trout. Place a micro shot above the bottom fly and a S.A. Indicator two feet above the top fly. Fish this across stream with a slow line hand twitching action. Stream Conditions:  All of the local stocked trout streams and delayed harvest areas including Passage Creek (Fort Valley) and Big Stoney Creek (Edinburg) are clear and fishable. Recommended...

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The Blue Quill mayflies are starting to hatch and this dry fly in sizes 16 and 18 are very effective especially in the back eddies on cold days. Some days this dry with a Blue Quill Nymph size 16 on a 2ft 6X dropper below it will catch more trout than the drys. Presently there are many Epeorus pleuralis adults coming off in the riffles. A Mr. Rapidan Parachute Dry size 14 will catch many of the trout feeding here. During the mornings when the stream is cool, I do well by fishing a Mr. Rapidan Emerger size 14 as...

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The recent high water has flushed many nymphs out of the riffles on these streams and the trout are feeding heavily upon them.  Stream Conditions:  All of the local stocked trout streams and delayed harvest areas including Passage Creek (Fort Valley) and Big Stoney Creek (Edinburg) are clear and fishable. Recommended Flies: Murray's Dark Stonefly Nymph size 12, Casual Dress Nymph size 12, and Murray's Skunk Roadkill Nymph size 8.  Cast these across stream right below the riffles and after they sink deeply swim them across the stream bottom by stripping them 4 inches every 6 seconds. Recommended Gear: I...

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