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Murray’s Fly Shop Mountain Trout/Large Trout Streams Fly Fishing Report Mountain Trout Streams: The mountain trout streams are too cold for good fishing. Large Trout Streams and Delayed Harvest Streams: A great way to take advantage of the exciting midge fishing now is to fish a two-fly rig. Use a Mr. Rapidan Midge Dry size 18 or a Birchell’s Hatching Midge size 20 on a Murray’s Classic 9 foot 6X Leader. Then come off the bend of that hook with twenty four inches of 7X using an improved clinch knot. To this attach a Bead Head Copper John Zebra size...

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Bass Fishing Report -

Murray’s Fly Shop Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing Report Smallmouth Bass Streams: Some anglers are now catching good smallmouth bass in the ten foot deep water.  By floating the dam at access point #26 (Massanutten) on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River. Also above the dam on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River floating downstream from access point #5 (Chapman’s Landing). I like to use the Murray’s 6 foot 2X Sinking Fluorocarbon Leader. I use this leader to fish my Murray’s Heavy Streamer in Sunfish, Chub and Shiner in size 4 in this deep water to swim along the...

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Trout Fishing Report -

Mountain Trout, Large Trout, Delayed Harvest Streams Fly Fishing Report Mountain Trout Streams: The mountain trout streams are too cold for good fishing. Large Trout Streams and Delayed Harvest StreamsThere are some good midge hatches now on Passage Creek, Big Stoney Creek and Back Creek. The trout are currently feeding on these midges. Watch for feeding trout. Then taper down to 6X or 7X and go one on one with each trout. Do this by using a Mr. Rapidan Midge Dry size 18 or Birchell’s Hatching Midge size 20 if you see a delicate riseform. If you see a splashy...

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Bass Fishing Report -

Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing Report- January 10, 2017- Murray’s Fly Shop Smallmouth Bass Streams:  A friend just caught several large bass in the ten foot deep water behind the dam. This is accessible by floating from access point #5 (Chapman’s Landing) just downstream from Edinburg. This is on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. There is also excellent deep water above the dam at access point #26 (Massanutten). This is on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River. Great flies in this deep water are the Murray’s Heavy Sunfish Streamer size 6, Murray’s Heavy Chub Streamer size 6 and...

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Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing Report Smallmouth Bass Streams I am getting my best smallmouth bass action by fishing streamers, while fishing these along the streambottom in the deepest pools. The Scientific Anglers Sonar Sink 30 Warm Tip Fly Line has a fast sinking thirty foot head sinking at four to eight inches per second. This therefore helps me swim my flies deeply. The 200 grain fly line cast smoothly on my Scott Radian 9 foot 7 weight fly rod.  I use my Murray’s Fluorocarbon  6 foot 2X Sinking Line Leader with this. The Murray’s Magnum Creek Chub, Hog Sucker and...

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