Originally Posted by flynut
I'm going to be staying with my family at Massanutten and plan to make it out for a few days to do some fishing. Any suggestions for wadable streams in or near the Shenandoah National Park or Rapidan Wildlife Management Area? I'd like to hit up the Rapidan at least once, but other than that, I'm open to suggestions...and I love to fish for brookies. I've looked some stuff up on the net, but it's always good to hear from people who've been fishing it recently. Also any other advice on flies, etc. would be appreciated...
If you are in Harrisonburg See Colby and Brian Trow at Mossy Creek Fly shop in HBurg,
or take a 40 minute drive to Edinburg and See Harry Murray at Murrays Fly Shop. (Harry is a friend of ours)
Both will give you excellent info.
Bcflyfisher and Myself live here in Woodstock Va, in the Shendandoah valley, We actually just got back from the smokies today. (will leave a post about that trip in another thread)
Bradley (BC) attends Bridgewater College (and Majors in Flyfishing...Environmental Science)
Actually he fishes Mossy Creek alot. You need to get a permit from the Verona Game and Inland Office (its free, mail ahead before you go it is classified as a trophy trout stream and does have some large fish, but it a spring creek and fairly tough to fish, use hoppers, ants, bwo's are some of our favorites, It's no wading
as far as wading streams, Dry River west of Harrisonburg is pretty good had Stocked Brook Trout.
If you go to higher elevations on Dry River you can get into native brook trout. See Brian or Colby at Mossy Creek Fly shop for better description.
If you come to Edinburg and visit Harry Murray, you can drive 5-10 more minutes and Fish Stony Creek. He can tell you about the trout fishing and smallie fishing around the area.
We dont get up to the park much even though its in our backyard, because of school and jobs.