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Learn to fly fish – Fly Fishing 101 – FREE!!!

Learn to fly fish 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.

On-The-Stream Brook Trout Fly Fishing Schools

Shenandoah National Park Native Brook Trout Fly Fishing
Typical SNP Brook Trout

We are currently filling our Mountain Trout On-The-Stream Schools which take place in the Shenandoah National Park.  These schools focus on the tactics and techniques for catching trout in high gradient streams.  We are blessed with great numbers of Native Brook Trout throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains and these schools focus on the intricacies involved in catching these beautiful fish.  Bring your lunch, license raincoat and waders/ hip boots and we will bring the rods/ reels and fishing guides.  We start each day with a slide show then head to the stream for some real world classroom lessons.
The dates for these schools are: April 4-5April 14-15April 18-19May 2-3
Register Online or give it a go the old fashioned way, 540-984-4212 and talk to one of us.

Learn to Fly Fish with Murray’s Fly Shop

Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing School
Learn to Fly Fish for Smallmouth Bass

Our On-The-Stream Fly Fishing Schools for both Mountain Trout and Smallmouth Bass are beginning to fill.  If you are interested, give us a call to make sure your spot is reserved in the school you want.
Trout Schools

  • April 12-13
  • April 19-20
  • April 26-27
  • May 3-4

Smallmouth Bass School

  • June 5-6
  • June 12-13
  • June 19-20
  • July 31-Aug. 1

Winter Fishing

Winter in Virginia.
Winter seems to have settled in around the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Â The North and South Fork of the Shenandoah both have ice forming along the banks as well as running slush in the slower sections. Â The local trout streams continue to form ice along the banks and in higher elevations you will find ice on the bottom of many streams. Â The National Park Service has closed many roads along the Blue Ridge Parkway due to downed trees and dangerous road conditions. Â Nymph fishing continues to be my most productive method but even that is quite slow. Â I fished a local spring fed creek just west of Edinburg on Sunday for about an hour and I had one rainbow to hand and one refusal on #20 Mr. Rapidan Parachute. I snapped this picture on my way back to Edinburg.
Be sure to check out the Winter Classroom Schedule. Â Fly Tying Classes start January 30, 2010.