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General RegionBath County VA
Specific LocationUpper Jackson River
Time of Day0900-1400
Fish CaughtSmall rainbows
Conditions & HatchesLow, slow, leafy, and very clear. Plenty of hoppers in the grass. Small fry and sculpins.

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DkinvaOctober 14th, 2015, 11:03 am
Posts: 9Spent about four hours on the river. First time there and a four hour drive. As a novice I wanted to run a scouting mission to set up a longer stay so made the excuse to see the leaves, which were beautiful, and took the wife along. She's not a fly fisher person by the way and so it was a doddle trip. I carried an extra rod and lawn chair for her. I cringed every time she tried to cast it like a spinning rig. And, true to form she abandoned me after about 30 minutes and headed for the van.

I didn't make it up to the special section (a 1.7 mile hike) for the aforementioned reasons, but saw enough to see it will be worth another trip sans wife. Or, a stay in the local bed and breakfast. Ah, romance plus fishing. And, of course the section I did fish was largely devoid of fish but I did manage to pick up two small rainbows.

The river was low slow and very clear. A constant parade of leaves and failing to see any rising fish sent me to the wooly bugger. Next trip will include a day on the special section next May.

And sorry, no pictures. The wife managed the camera and I was a hundred yards away when she decided to head for the van.

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