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SteelnutsJune 10th, 2008, 5:30 am

Posts: 1 to this great site! I am a novice heading to the Shenandoah NP next week and was hoping someone could share any experiences. There appears to be ample opportunities to fish some small mountain streams. Can anyone suggest some patterns/techniques to try? Any help would be appreciated. Thx

CaseyPJune 10th, 2008, 6:48 am
Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

Posts: 653
Royal Wulff, anything from Harry Murray's shop, and hide in the bushes.
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra
CamWolf1313June 14th, 2008, 8:37 pm
Andover, MA/ Andover NH

Posts: 18
I would also suggest the Royal Wulff. I have even had luck with small midge patterns in small mountain streams in New Hampshire. I not positive that the midges will work because the river seemed like the fish would eat anything. But try the Royal Wulff first then work in some different patterns. P.S. In most mountain streams the fish are very jumpy so be quiet and fish behind cover.
"Clear your mind of everything but the fish and the fly and you will be in the right mind frame to land it"
Billy Berger.
GrannomJune 15th, 2008, 1:07 pm
Northwest PA

Posts: 87
Don't walk in the water

Just "dap" your fly in the water (hold the rod tip up keeping much of the leader off of the water with just the fly on the water and drift it through)

Stimulators, Humpys, Wulffs, If the water is large enough tie on a beadhead nymph(hare's ear, PT...etc.) as a dropper

Stop in the fly shop and ask questions

Post a report with pics when you get back

"Be calm - you're there..." "...Tell yourself there's no rush, even if there is."

-John Gierach

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