Fly Fishing the Shenandoah Valley – Mossy Creek and the South Fork

When I was at the Harrisburg Fly Fishing Show this winter, I listened to a talk by Colby Trow of Mossy Creek Outfitters.  Colby spoke at length about the Shenandoah River Valley, and the great fishing that exists there.  He flashed pictures of massive smallmouth bass, brown and rainbow trout, beautiful brook trout, and enough…

Fishing Report: Indian River Inlet and Burton Island, Delaware

I spent two weekends ago in Bethany Beach, Delaware, with friends.  Great fun, but having been vacationing in the area for years, I was excited to climb on the jetty and throw my 10wt for big bluefish in the mornings.  I brought all of the needed gear, but forgot my korkers (studded boots for climbing…

Fishing Report – Cownose Rays

Cownose rays don’t get any respect.  They’re “trash-fish”, good for ruining your tackle, decimating oyster beds, or muddying up your favorite flat.  With that said, if you tie into one on a fly rod, they’re a blast.  For Chesapeake Bay fisherman, they are a good option if striper, cobia, or drum fishing isn’t happening. I…