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10% off Fly Fishing Outfits with Student ID


Looking for a new fly fishing outfit (includes fly rod, fly reel, fly line, and backing) and have a student ID?   Stop by the fly shop through September 3 with your student ID and we’ll give you 10% off your outfit.  Valid in store only.    We have a wide variety of Scott, Winston, and St. Croix rods for you to try and we’ll be happy to help you find the right one for you.

Fall Colors in the Shenandoah Valley

Fall Maple Tree Shenandoah Valley Virginia

Baetis and Clouds and Trout

Pseudocloeons and Baetis equal Trout Food
Baetis, Pseudocloeons, Blue Wing Olives.  Overcast days on the Shenandoah Valley trout streams can produce great hatches throughout the winter months.  A 3 or 4 wt. fly rod combined with a floating fly line, 9ft. 5x or 6x leader and a few flies to match the hatch will provide ample entertainment when the hatch is on.  I like to start off with a #20 Mr. Rapidan Parachute or #18 Baltz Dry Para Nymph then switch to a #20 CDC  BWO if I am getting refusals.  I prefer the first two flies since they tend to be more durable patterns and are easier to see on the water.  Remember to watch areas around springs since the water will be a bit warmer in these areas on those cold winter days.  Check our Trout Fishing Report to stay up to date with current fishing conditions on our local trout streams.