View Full Version : Might be Heading to Virginia

Danny S
09-03-2010, 09:28 AM
There is a good possibility I will be heading to Virginia in late October or early November for a few days of fishing with a friend (he lives in Richmond). It's just a matter right now of nailing down the best days for my trip up.

From our most recent conversation, I believe we will be hitting the streams in SW Virginia, maybe the Shenandoah Valley or the small streams in the more extreme SW.

Would like to get a head start on maybe tying some flies for that trip, and am looking for any recommendations as to "don't go without" flies. I looked on the internet for some hatch information, but the only hatch chart link I found for the area took me somewhere else, not even related. He knows of some Brookie streams and I hope we will be able to fish at least one of them while I'm there.

I have plenty of midges (#20-24) of various colors, and figured already on taking some soft hackles (#14-18). They are always on my "don't leave home without" list, and am thinking they would be a good pairing for there too?

09-08-2010, 06:02 PM
Bead head black ants, grey beetles, my two favorite flies for VA, Mems.

Danny S
09-10-2010, 06:20 AM
Thanks Mems! Now looking like the trip is up in the air. Work will likely get in the way; but my boss is the one that lives in VA and the one I was going to fish with. Have to admit, I would not have thought about ants and beetles that time of year. Appreciate the input!

09-11-2010, 01:38 AM
Virginia trout, go have some fun, Mems.