Mr. Rapidan Skater Special
The Hexagenia mayflies are hatching now on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. I get some outstanding fishing in the evenings by matching this with the Mr. Rapidan Skater Dry size 8.
When I see these hatching in water over 4 feet deep, I fish this fly down and across stream to them with a slight twitching action. When I see them hatching in shallower water, I fish the Mr. Rapidan Skater upstream dead drift.
When I see some of the bass sucking in the adult Hexagenias while others are creating splashy rise forms and even jumping, I know these splashers are chasing the emergers. In these situations, I fish an olive Mr. Rapidan Soft Hackle size 10 on a two foot 2X dropper under the dry skater. About half of the bass take the dropper and half take the skater.
Hexagenia fishing for bass is one of my favorite angling tactics.
This special comes with 4 of the Mr. Rapidan Skater size 8 and 2 of the Mr. Rapidan Soft Hackle Olive size 10 mentioned above to get you covered for the hexagenia hatch.