Collection: Featured Flies of the Month

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

Listen to my February Podcast

Mountain Trout Streams--  The brook trout fishing is tough in the winter but if you get out on a warmer day you should be able to pick up a few.

Murray's Dark Stonefly Nymph size 14 Hare's Ear Nymph size 12
Mr. Rapidan Bead Head Nymph size 12 Mr. Rapidan Soft Hackle Nymph, Brown size 14
Copper John, Zebra size 14 Bead Head Hare's Ear Nymph size 14

Smallmouth Bass Rivers --Most of the bass have moved to the deepest holes and their metabolism has slowed tremendously so they are not actively feeding but it never hurts to try. 

 Murray's Tungsten Cone Head Marauder size 4 (all colors) Murray's Heavy Hellgrammite, Black size 4
Skulpin Bunny, Crawdad size 4 Murray's Magnum HogSucker size 4
Murray's Magnum Creek Chub size 4 Murray's Magnum Darter size 4
Silver Outcast size 4 Murray's Madtom Sculpin, Black size 6


Stocked Trout Streams & Delayed Harvest Areas-- The VA DWR will continue their stocking program throughout the winter.  Make sure you have your freshwater license and your trout license to fish these streams.

Perdigon Nymph size 12 Betsy Streamer size 10
 March Brown Nymph size 12 Murray's Dark Stonefly Nymph size 12, 14
Casual Dress Nymph size 12 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