VA Stream Reports

 

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Last updated July 6th, 2017

THE SMITH RIVER (VA.)

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

The Smith is fishing really well right now. Lower water levels have allowed good wading opportunities and that should continue through the summer months.

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 fishing well the last couple of weeks. Those that have had the chance to float have been having good success on baitfish patterns and various streamers. The topwater bite on poppers has picked up over the last week or so..   Make sure to have plenty of baitfish patterns like clousers, deceivers, conehead wooly buggers, murdich minnow and sculpzillas. Also, bright colored poppers and sliders need to be available in your box as well.