VA Stream Reports

 

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Last updated June 6th, 2017

THE SMITH RIVER (VA.)

**The lower Smith was stocked on May 30th, 2017**

The Smith is running around 300 cfs, so if the rain stays away it should be wadable in a couple of days.  will change for  Just before this weather event the sulphurs were beginning to hatch late in the afternoon and into the evening. Hopefully, the hatch will continue on for another week or two.

Make sure to check the water levels on our links page at www.thegreendrake.com. Smaller flies work best on the upper and middle sections. Zebra midges in black and olive (18-20), pheasant tails (18-20), olive copper johns (18) and sulphur nymphs (16-18). On top a parachute adams or elk hair caddis can be deadly.

 

NORTH FORK OF THE NEW RIVER (VA)

The new has been floatable but not wadable yet. Those that have had the chance to float have been having good success on baitfish patterns and various streamers. It won’t be long before the topwater bite kicks into gear.   Make sure to have plenty of baitfish patterns like clousers, deceivers, conehead wooly buggers, murdich minnow and sculpzillas. It’s almost time to bust out the poppers so make sure to have a variety of colors on hand.