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Ideal Flies

Yellowstone River Trout Fly Fishing Murray's Fly Shop VA

Ideal Flies. Select the flies you carry to the stream carefully so you can meet the demands at that specific time.  One day on the Yellowstone River at Livingston, Montana I handed my wife a small fly box containing a dozen flies and showed her where to fish a beautiful riffle as we entered the stream. My guide of seventeen years, Ray Hurley, and I headed upstream to fish some heavy water. Ray paused and said, “Just what twelve flies did you give your wife?” When I told him he smiled and said, “She is better equipped than ninety percent of the fishermen on the Yellowstone River.”
In order to help you have the right flies at the right time I have put hatch charts in my three trout books and two smallmouth bass books. I also present a podcast at the beginning of each month where I discuss the fly needs and the hatches for the coming month. My weekly “Anglers Club Newsletter” provides great timely information on the fishing and current fly needs as does my free Monthly Newsletter.

Fly Fishing Podcast July 2016 Report

July 2016 Podcast-- Crayfish
To imitate the natural crayfish found in the rivers, use our Murray’s Crayfish pattern

As I am doing this fly fishing podcast I am realizing that many of you are going to be enjoying the outdoors this July 4th weekend by the phone calls, emails, and orders the fly shop has been receiving.  Please be safe and considerate of the land owners and others as you take in natures beauty.   I plan to enjoy it myself!

Trout Fishing
In this podcast I want to discuss the how, when, and where to fish my new “change of pace” dry flies for trout that feed selectively.  I thought that if I could develop a different fly which showed the trout a new silhouette and light pattern  that matched a natural food they feed upon, I might be able to catch these trout. By experimenting I developed the  Murray’s Housefly Dry, Oakworm Dry, Yellow Jacket Dry, Moth Dry,  Wasp Dry, and Horsefly Dry.  I fish all of these with a Classic 9ft 6X Leader.

Bass Fishing
The smallmouth bass fishing has been excellent due to the great food load and the  rains keeping the water levels up.  Hence, in a recent school one of our instructors stuck a smallmouth bass that was over 5 pounds on our Murray’s Crayfish pattern while showing the class the swing nymph technique.  Our topwater action is picking up and we have been doing very well with our famous Shenandoah Blue Popper. I fish these on a Bright Butt 9ft. 2X Leader.


Fly Fishing Podcast – July 2015 – Murray’s Fly Shop

MFS Fly Fishing Report July - Murray's Fly Shop Podcast Fishing Report Shenandoah River Virginia, Shenandoah National Park, George Washington National Forest

Harry Murray discusses how to find the trout in the stocked trout streams and the best tactics and flies to use to catch them.
Flies that are working: Murray’s Dark Stonefly Nymph size 12, Murray’s Yellow Stonefly Nymph size 16, and Mr. Rapidan Soft Hackle Brown size 12

The second part includes the “change of pace” trout flies that are working well for us that match the natural foods in the mountain trout streams.  Check out our “change of pace” trout fly assortment!

The last segment includes Harry’s new “Escaping Minnow” Streamer Technique as well as fishing hellgrammites and surface bugs on the Shenandoah River for smallmouth bass.  Flies that are working include: Shenk’s White Streamer size 6, Murray’s Olive Marauder size 6, Heavy Black Hellgrammite size 4, Blue or Damsel/Black Popper size 6 and Shenandoah Chartreuse Popper size 6

Trout and Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing Report for April 2015

Jeff Murray with a smallmouth bass on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River
Jeff Murray with a smallmouth bass on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River

In this fly fishing report podcast Harry Murray discusses in three parts the stocked trout fishing, mountain trout fishing, and smallmouth fishing along with what flies and techniques are working.
Part 1–Stocked Trout Streams and Delayed Harvest Streams–Harry explains how to fish nymphs effectively for the large trout which are stocked in our trout streams.  Effective flies include: Murray’s Dark Stonefly Nymph size 12, Murray’s Yellow Stonefly nymph size 14, and Mr. Rapidan Soft Hackle Nymph, Brown size 10
Part 2–Mountain Trout Streams–Harry explains the wonderful fishing which can be found in the mountain trout streams with the tactics and important feeding stations. Effective flies include: Blue Quill Dry size 16, Mr. Rapidan Parachute Dry size 14, Mr. Rapidan Emerger size 12, Murray’s Little Yellow Stonefly Dry size 16

Part 3–Smallmouth Bass–You can catch many large bass now by using the tactics and flies Harry discusses today to fish the protected feeding stations in our rivers. Effective flies include: Shenk’s White Streamer size 4, Murray’s Olive Marauder size 6, Murray’s Pearl Marauder size 6

MFS Fly Fishing Podcast on iTunes

Murray's Fly Shop Fly Fishing Podcast on iTunes
Murray’s Fly Shop Fly Fishing Podcast on iTunes
– Learn to fly fish or brush up on your tactics by listening to our Fly Fishing Podcast on iTunes.  These Fly Fishing Podcasts cover many topics related to the fly fishing world.
We have over 25 episodes on a variety of fly fishing topics. Smallmouth Bass fly fishing? We have a dozen episodes on it.  Trout fly fishing? We have 15 episodes on it.  Scott Radian Fly Rod review?  We have an episode on it.  Carp fishing? We have an episode or two on carping with a fly rod.  Gear Reviews? We beat up gear and give it a review afterwards.
Is there a topic we haven’t covered that you would like to hear? Drop us an email or give us a call and we will see what we can come up with.  We will reward original ideas!
Listen to the MFS Fly Fishing Podcasts at podcasts.murraysflyshop.com or Subscribe and Listen to our Fly Fishing Podcast on iTunes

Virginia Fly Fishing Report for Trout and Smallmouth Bass June 2013

virginia smallmouth bass fly fishing report Virginia Fly Fishing Report for Trout and Smallmouth Bass June 2013.  In the first part of this fly fishing report Harry Murray discusses the fishing on the remote head water streams in the Shenandoah National Park and the best flies to use such as Murray’s Fly Beetle, Mr. Rapidan Parachute, and Professor Dry.
The second part Harry discusses the large stocked trout streams such as Big Stoney Creek along with the flies he recommends: Murray’s Flying Beetle, Mr. Rapidan Delta Wing Caddis, Olive, and Shenk’s Cricket.

In the last part of Harry’s discussion he covers the underwater flies and topwater flies along with the tactics we are using to catch some of our largest bass of the season. These flies include the Olive Marauder, Magnum Hog Sucker and Creek Chub, Shenandoah Blue Popper, and Shenandoah Chuggar Chartreuse.

Fall Fishing

Listen to Harry Murray’s discussion on the fishing for smallmouth bass and trout throughout the upcoming fall season along with the flies and techniques to use.

Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing Outlook for Late Spring 2011

A 3.5lb Bass caught while fly fishing with a #4 Magnum Darter 5/5/11

Fishing Shrimp and Cress Bugs for Trout

Cress Bugs, Shrimp, Trout Fly Fishing

Listen to Harry’s discussion on Fishing Shrimp and Cress Bugs for Trout

Fishing Smallmouth Bass in Discolored Water

Harry’s discussion on fishing for smallmouth when the water is discolored.

Swing Nymphing Tactic

Harry Murray’s discussion on the Swing Nymphing Tactic

Bass Podcast VI–Smallmouth Nymph Tactics from early April to mid May

Fly Fishing Smallmouth Bass Podcast Part VI

Smallmouth Nymph Tactics from early April to mid May

Bass Podcast IV–Reading A Smallmouth River

Reading a Smallmouth Bass River

Bass Podcast Part III–Natural Food For Smallmouth Bass

Fly Fishing for Smallmouth Bass is intricately connected to the available food supply. Here we discuss the Natural Food For Smallmouth Bass.

Trout Podcast X 2-19-09–Fishing Small Streams from early September to December

Fishing Small Streams from early September to the end of the year

Trout Podcast Part IX 2-12-09–Fishing Medium Streams from June to September

Fishing Medium Streams from June to September

PodCasts on iTunes

Many of you have had problems downloading our PodCasts from iTunes.
After a bit of researching the problem we determined that a recent software upgrade on our end has changed the iTunes feed address. Try entering this link (http://www.murraysflyshop.com/podcasts/?feed=podcast) into your iTunes account page by selecting “Advanced” at the top of the page and “Subscribe to Podcast
Alternately you can go directly to the Podcast location on iTunes here and click on “Subscribe”.
We apologize for this inconvenience and wish we could blame this one on the dog!