Collection: Featured Flies of the Month

Harry Murray's recommended fly list  for this time of the year.  (December 2023)

Listen to my December Podcast

Mountain Trout Streams--  Effective 8/31/23 and until further notice the Shenandoah National Park is closed for fishing due to low water levels.

Smallmouth Bass Rivers -- 

 Bass Caddis Nymph Murray's Heavy Hellgrammite, Black size 4
Murray's Magnum Hog Sucker size 4 Clouser Crayfish Olive size 6
Murray's Magnum Darter size 4 Murray's Crayfish, size 6
Tungsten Cone Head Marauder Bass Stonefly Nymph
Murray's Strymph Olive size 4 Rubber Leg Nymph


Stocked Trout Streams & Delayed Harvest Areas-- It's December and the DWR will continue stocking streams throughout VA. Be sure to have your trout license, freshwater license and National Forest license (if needed). 

Perdigon Nymph size 12 Betsy Streamer size 10
Shrimp size 14 Dark Stonefly Nymph size 12
Cress Bug size 14 Mr. Rapidan Soft Hackle, Brown size 14, 16
Tungsten Pearl Marauder size 10 Tungsten Black Marauder size 10
Murray's Strymph, Olive size 10 Murray's Crayfish size 10 olive