Fly Fishing Articles by Harry Murray - Murray's Fly Shop

Fly Fishing Articles

Learn to Fly Fish - Murray's Fly Shop Fly Fishing Articles

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We have compiled several Fly Fishing Articles and Fly Fishing Related Information by Harry Murray and the folks at Murray's Fly Shop to help you improve your fly fishing experiences.  Many of these articles cover our most often asked questions.  Please give us a call if you have any questions or comments (540-984-4212). Have a suggestion for an article you think might be beneficial to others? Email us, Messenger us or give us an old fashioned phoned call.  We would love to hear your suggestions.

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    • Choosing a fly line

      There are a lot of fly lines out there. How do YOU select the one that will work best for you?

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    • Smallmouth Fly Fishing Tackle

      Read about Harry's favorite Smallmouth Bass fly fishing tackle

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    • Selecting a Fly Rod

      There are a lot of fly rods on the market. How do YOU select the one that will work for You?

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    • Are you Casting Too Much?

      Throughout your fly fishing life you will change and adjust many things. Casting happens anytime we go fishing. Are you casting too much?

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    • Critters for Smallmouth Bass

      Mice, Moths, Frogs - they're all Smallmouth Food

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    • Fly Fishing Bass in Flat Water

      Fly fishing flat water smallmouth bass with poppers, mayflies and deer hair bugs.

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    • Reading a Smallmouth River

      Learn the differences in reading a Smallmouth river vs. a trout stream.

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    • How to Fish and Tie the Murray's Hellgrammite

      Harry discusses how to tie and fish his hellgrammite.

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    • Early Season Nymphing in Small Mountain Streams

      Cold weather and cold water bring the need for nymph fishing. Learn the techniques for conquering the small streams with nymphs.

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    • Fishing Crayfish for Smallmouth Bass

      Swing, strip, dead drift? We cover our most effective methods of fishing Crayfish for Bass.

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    • Fall fishing on the Shenandoah River

      Harry discusses his favorite bass techniques for Fall fishing on the Shenandoah River.

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    • Smallmouth Bass Nymph Fishing

      Harry discusses how Smallmouth Bass Nymph Fishing can be your best chance of success in cold or high water.

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    • Aquatic Grass Beds and Smallmouth Bass

      Learn tactics, techniques and patterns for catching Bass around Grass Beds.

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    • My Three Favorite Bass Surface Bugs

      Read about our three favorite topwater patterns for Bass

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    • VA's 10 Best Bass & Trout Flies

      Check out our most productive Bass and Trout Flies throughout VA.

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    • 1985 Murray's Hellgrammite Article

      Read Harry's Hellgrammite article in the December 1985 Flyfishing Magazine

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    • Beginnings of Murray's Fly Shop

      Harry's brief history of how Murray's Fly Shop got it's start.

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    • Mountain Trout Fishing

      Read our overview of early season Mountain Trout fishing. We discuss insects hatches, flies and equipment.

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    • Smallmouth Bass Minnow Matching Tactics

      Matching the right streamer in the right water at the right time of the year makes all the difference.

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