Which dry fly to use? It’s a question often asked by many even experienced anglers. Many mountain trout streams have good hatches of stenonema vicarium mayflies at this time and the trout feed heavily on both the duns and the spinners. Fish a Mr. Rapidan Parachute Dry 14 both to the rising trout and as a searching pattern and you’ll get great action.
Learn to fly fish – Fly Fishing 101 – FREE!!!
Spring is here! Are you anyone you know interested in learning about Fly Fishing?
Do you or someone you know want to learn about fly fishing? Do you already fish and just want to know more about fly fishing? Are you just curious about fly fishing?
Murray’s Fly Shop in conjunction with the Orvis Company will offer five separate free classes on basic Fly Fishing. These classes are designed to help anyone with little or no experience in fly fishing learn how to enjoy this great sport and the great outdoors.
We will cover the following in these classes:
- How to cast a fly rod
- Basic Trout, Bass and Saltwater fly fishing techniques and equipment
- Hands on demonstration of fly fishing tackle including; fly rods, fly reels, fly lines, vests, waders, tools and flies
- Where and when to fish the local fisheries both warmwater and coldwater
You will receive a free Federation of Fly Fishers and Trout Unlimited one year membership when you attend one of these classes.
These classes will meet at Murray’s Fly Shop, 121 South Main Street, Edinburg, VA 22824 at 10:00am on the following dates:
- April 20
- April 27
- May 4
- May 18
- May 25
Give us a call to sign up for any of these classes (540-984-4212).
These classes are conducted in the fly shop and on our casting lawn. We will not go to the river or stream to fish. If you are ready for more than this overview of the great sport of fly fishing, check out our On-the-Stream Fly Fishing Schools which are available for both Smallmouth Bass and Trout.
Fly Fishing for Brook Trout in the Shenandoah National Park today found plenty of 39 degree water in the streams. There is still plenty of snow to melt off of the North facing slopes. Neither the cool temperatures or extra water deterred the Brook Trout from jumping on a Mr. Rapidan Parachute #14!
We still have a few spots open in our Mountain Trout Fly Fishing Schools if you are interested in learning to catch these guys in their native habitat!
Check out our Trout Fly Fishing Refresher Workshop, March 23, 2013 from 10:00am – Noon at the fly shop in Edinburg, VA. Discuss nymph fishing tactics, reading the water, productive flies and what equipment works or doesn’t work. Bring your fishing gear or rent an outfit for an afternoon chasing native Brook Trout or stocked Browns and Rainbows.
The brookies will be waking up from their long winter nap shortly. Get ready to catch them in one of our two day On-the-Stream Fly Fishing Schools this Spring in the Shenandoah National Park. Sign up and we will give you a $50 gift certificate as our way of saying thank you.
A line hand retrieve is a valuable skill to master. From ponds and lakes to heavy river streamer runs there are times when a slow fly action is preferred. With the cold water temperatures found many places in the winter months, this is how I start off streamer fishing.
How much weight is enough? How much weight is too much? Nymphs or Streamers in that run on the other side of this channel? The way in which the most effective anglers look at water makes all the difference, not the magic fly pattern or the magic fly rod, because they understand a natural drift is paramount in the successful Nymph Fishing world.
Saturday January 5, 2012 from 10:00am – Noon at the fly shop in Edinburg, VA Harry will cover the Dynamics of Nymphing for Trout in our Winter Workshop Series. Call to reserve your spot (540-984-4212) or sign up here.
Do you like catching Trout on #22 Midges or #16 Dry Flies? Join us December 29, 2012 from 10:00am – Noon at the fly shop for our Winter Workshop: “Exploring the Fine Points of Dry Fly Fishing”. Harry will discuss topics like: How does treating your tippet with Dry Fly Floatant affect the drift of your fly? Are their differences between fishing dry flies and fishing dry midges?(Yes) How do I catch more trout on dry flies? ”Drag Free Drift” – What it means on a large trout stream vs. a small trout stream vs. a spring creek. Bring your questions, this is sure to improve your dry fly success.
Give us a call 540-984-4212 to sign up or sign up online.