Blue Damsel- Every summer the rivers are alive with natural damselflies. Fish these over the areas where you see bass feeding on the naturals with a slow skating action.
Olive Dragonfly Skater- Fish these along the grassbeds and the tails of the pools with a slow skating action. The bass cruise these areas and will quickly take this fly.
The Mr. Rapidan Bass Skater is the most productive dry fly we have for smallmouth bass. On our guided float trips many of our clients take many bass on this along the banks. In my personal fishing I catch many nice bass by skating it over the four to five foot deep cuts between the river crossing ledges. This is also outstanding when the hexagenia mayflies are on the river in September.