Fly Fishing the Shenandoah Valley

*Catching up on a bunch of late posts after a busy summer (and before a busy winter).  These trips occurred in July throughout Shenandoah Valley. With the water too hot for fishing in the Chesapeake, and my boat in the shop, I, my dog, and girlfriend headed into the Jefferson National Forest to camp.  Pleasant…

Fly Fishing George Washington National Forest (Dry River)

My first freshwater trip of the year was with my sister, heading to George Washington National Forest (and the Dry River).  With air temperatures hovering around 50 degrees, we fished streamers (small olive woolly buggers), and dry/dropper combinations (foam and a bead-head nymph) and hooked a few brook trout.  The water was clear, cold, and…