Re: Info on Va. Flyfishing

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Posted by Frank on October 25, 1996 at 12:01:51:

In Reply to: Info on Va. Flyfishing posted by A. Sago - NGTO on October 23, 1996 at 15:44:04:

: I am going to Va. (Alexandria area) around Thanksgiving,
: anyone have any experience in this area / advice for me?

: Also - NGTO will be updated later today - Special Feature on
: Brigadoon!

Yes, that area is my most recent stomping area up until last year.Actually, your options are numerous and varied, depending on your interests. This time of the year is gorgeous with tough , low water fishing conditions-but no crowds.
Briefly, top rate native brook trout fly fishing about two hours away from Alexandria. The Blue Ridge Area has many streams, if you like small stream pocket water. Tey the Rapidan (Wolftown, Va.) or the Rose. Any local fly shop can give you directions. This is historic water.
Or try the limestone areas of Peenn. Also a two hour ride, but north.Do you like limestone, historic waters? Visit the Letort or Yellow Breeches. The Breeches regulated area is quite productive.
Or head above Baltimore , Maryland for the Gunpowder tailwaters. Right off of route 85, Monkton, Md.Absolutely gorgeous fishing over streambred Browns,
Or just 50 minutes up 275 and 15 to Thurmont , Maryland. Big Hunting creek is another historic stream-pretty water with mostly stocked fish. Artificials only- near Camp David. Close and real quality.
The stream referred to in the earlier fiollow-up is Passage Creek in the Valley area - marginal holdovers-too warm.
I agree that Big Stoney is a spectacular stream. I do not know how it is holding up lately.
Enjoy, Frank

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