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