Virginia Winter 2015/16 Fly Fishing Report Podcast – Murray’s Fly Shop

Fly Fishing in Virginia in December - Fly Fishing Podcast - Harry Murray - Trout Fly Fishing

In this Virginia Fly Fishing Stream Report Podcast, Harry Murray discusses the tactics and flies which are effective in fishing the large stream with nymphs for trout.  Flies discussed include: Murray’s Adams Nymph, Murray’s Professor Nymph, and Murray’s Dark Stonefly Nymph

Learn How to Fly Fish with our two hour workshops,  1-day Mountain Trout Schools, and our 1-day Smallmouth Bass Schools.

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Fly Fishing Report Podcast – Early Fall 2015

Jeff Murray with a smallmouth bass

We catch many large smallmouth bass in the early fall with our Murray’s Crayfish and Magnum Streamers.

In this Fly Fishing Report Podcast we discuss Early Fall Fishing Conditions you will encounter in Virginia and around the mid-Atlantic region.  In this podcast Harry Murray discusses the fly fishing tactics to use in order to get your best fishing on the stocked trout streams and delayed harvest trout areas for the months of October and November.   Effective flies: Pearl Marauder size 10, Black Marauder size 10, Shenandoah Silver Ghost size 10.

The second section of this podcast covers the smallmouth bass fly fishing on the Shenandoah River  with the best tactics, the best sections of the river, and the best flies to catch the large bass as the rivers cool through the fall.  Effective flies: Murray’s Crayfish size 6, Murray’s Magnum Hog Sucker size 4 and Murray’s Magnum Darter size 4

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Fly Fishing Report Podcast – Late Summer 2015

Fly Fishing Stream Report Podcast - Murray's Fly Shop

Many large trout feed heavily on natural cress bugs below the springs during the summer.

Fly Fishing Stream Report Podcast for late Summer 2015

In this Fly Fishing Stream Report Podcast for late Summer 2015 Harry Murray discusses the best areas to find the trout in the stocked trout streams and the most productive flies and techniques including Ed Shenk’s Cress Bug.  Also with the water levels dropping for the end of the summer he touches on the best flies (Murray’s Moth, Housefly, Oakworm, & Yellow Jacket) to use to catch those brook trout in the mountain trout streams in the Shenandoah National Park using the hands and knees approach.
The last section of this podcast covers the smallmouth bass fishing on the Shenandoah River. He discusses when, where and how to catch the bass feeding on the Hexagenia Mayflies along with a new technique and flies (Mr. Rapidan Skater, Shad Streamer) for catching bass with a riffle hitch.
See our video on the riffle hitch (click here).

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Fly Fishing Podcast – July 2015 – Murray’s Fly Shop

MFS Fly Fishing Report July - Murray's Fly Shop Podcast Fishing Report Shenandoah River Virginia, Shenandoah National Park, George Washington National Forest

Harry Murray discusses how to find the trout in the stocked trout streams and the best tactics and flies to use to catch them.
Flies that are working: Murray’s Dark Stonefly Nymph size 12, Murray’s Yellow Stonefly Nymph size 16, and Mr. Rapidan Soft Hackle Brown size 12

The second part includes the “change of pace” trout flies that are working well for us that match the natural foods in the mountain trout streams.  Check out our “change of pace” trout fly assortment!

The last segment includes Harry’s new “Escaping Minnow” Streamer Technique as well as fishing hellgrammites and surface bugs on the Shenandoah River for smallmouth bass.  Flies that are working include: Shenk’s White Streamer size 6, Murray’s Olive Marauder size 6, Heavy Black Hellgrammite size 4, Blue or Damsel/Black Popper size 6 and Shenandoah Chartreuse Popper size 6

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Virginia Fly Fishing Stream Report – March 2015 – Murray’s Fly Shop

Virginia Fly Fishing Stream Report
March 2015 – Murray’s Fly Shop

William Downey (102 years old) has enjoyed the trout fishing in the Shenandoah National Park since before WWII.

William Downey (102 years old) has enjoyed the native brook trout fishing in the Shenandoah National Park, since “before the war” in his words. (That would be WWII)

In the first part of this Virginia fly fishing stream report Harry Murray discusses the effective flies and tactics for fishing streamers below the riffles on our stocked trout streams.  (Hot Fly–Murray’s Marauder in Black or Pearl size 10)

The second part of this fly fishing report covers the sections of the streams and locations along with the best flies and tactics to use when fishing the Mountain Trout Streams in the Shenandoah National Park and George Washington National Forest. (Hot Fly–Mr. Rapidan Parachute Dry size 14, Mr. Rapidan Soft Hackle Olive size 12)  For more information on the Shenandoah National Park Streams check out the book Trout Fishing in the Shenandoah National Park.

The last segment of this podcast fly fishing stream report covers the locations in the local rivers where the bass feed under the present conditions along with the best flies and effective tactics.  (Hot Fly–Magnum Creek Chub size 4 and Magnum HogSucker size 4)

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Smallmouth Bass and Trout Fly Fishing Report Podcast

August-Podcast


Smallmouth Bass and Trout Fly Fishing Report Podcast
– Stream Report for Smallmouth Bass and Trout Fly Fishing in the Shenandoah Valley – August 2014

Harry Murray discusses the river conditions for the North and South Fork of the Shenandoah River along with the best smallmouth flies to use and how to flyfish them in this part of Virginia.  We have been fishing well the last two hours of daylight with the Shenandoah Blue Popper size 6.   In the second part of this podcast he discusses the trout fishing in the mountain trout streams in the Shenandoah National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway and George Washington National Forest along with the best flies to use in your flyfishing the unusual late summer conditions we are experiencing this year (2014).

If you are interested in learning to fly fish, we are currently conducting our half day fly fishing lessons in August and September.  These are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9a.m. to 1p.m. These are great for those just starting, those that want to brush up on their skills, or for those that just want to enjoy a few hours on the river.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at info@murraysflyshop.com or (540) 984-4212.

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Spring Fly Fishing Report for Smallmouth Bass and Trout – Virginia

Spring Fly Fishing Report for Smallmouth Bass and Trout VirginiaSpring Fly Fishing Report for Smallmouth Bass and Trout – Virginia with Harry Murray and Murray’s Fly Shop.
It’s time to find your fly fishing gear and check your flies!
In the first part of this Fly Fishing Podcast Harry Murray discusses the Trout fishing along the Blue Ridge Parkway, Shenandoah National Park and George Washington and Jefferson National Forest.  He discusses the long winter and how it is affecting the trout fishing on the streams throughout the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
In the second part of this Fly Fishing Podcast Harry Murray discusses the Smallmouth Bass fishing in the rivers of Virginia and how the winter chill is affecting the fishing on the river in and around the Shenandoah Valley.

Products discussed in this Fly Fishing Podcast include:
Trout Fishing in the Shenandoah Park Book by Harry Murray
Virginia Blue Ribbon Streams Book by Harry Murray
Murray’s Magnum Hog Sucker #4
Murray’s Black Madtom/Sculpin #4

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Smallmouth Bass and Trout Fly Fishing Report Podcast – October

Smallmouth Bass and Trout Fly Fishing Report Podcast - October

Smallmouth Bass and Trout Fly Fishing Report Podcast – October 2013 with Harry Murray.  In this fly fishing report Harry Murray discusses how to fish deeply for smallmouth bass and the best flies to use in late fall and winter. Smallmouth Bass Flies discussed in this fly fishing report podcast include the Murray’s Magnum Bluegill #4, Murray’s Magnum Creek Chub #4, and Shenk’s White Streamer #4.

The second part of the discussion includes how to fly fish two nymph rigs and single streamer systems on delayed harvest Trout Streams and large Trout Streams in the fall and winter. Trout Flies covered in this fly fishing report podcast include the Murray’s Dark Stonefly Nymph #12, Murray’s Olive Caddis Pupa #14, Pearl Marauder #10, #12 and Black Marauder #10, #12.

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Fly Fishing Report for Trout and Smallmouth Bass for July 2013

TROUT AND SMALLMOUTH  BASS FISHING REPORT JULY 2013

Fly Fishing Report for Trout and Smallmouth Bass for July 2013.
Listen to Harry Murray’s fishing report on spotting trout tactics for the mountain trout streams at this time of the year. He also discusses the large trout streams and how to fish hoppers and crickets along the undercut banks.  The smallmouth bass fishing has been great with the Floating Minnows and Magnum Hog Sucker.

 

You can learn these techniques by attending our 1/2 day fly fishing lessons.
$98/per person  Need more info…click here!

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Preseason 2012 Fly Fishing Podcast Report for the Shenandoah Valley

How has the warm winter affected the stream and rivers in the Shenandoah Valley?  Listen to Harry’s Podcast Fly Fishing Report for Smallmouth Bass and Trout in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.  This report cover the time period we would normally consider early season or March 2012.

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