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Old 12-19-2004, 02:54 PM
fishboyicu812 fishboyicu812 is offline
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Another option would be to visit some of the limestone spring creeks that dot the Virginia country side especially around Harrisonburg. These streams maintain a relatively constant temperature and the trout respond to flies year round. For these streams I would throw large streamers and fish aggressively around any form of structure that would afford a big brown trout some cover.(Under cut banks and fall downs are some of the most prevelant.) You might also want to check out the Jackson and the Smith river. These streams/rivers are tailwaters and like the above mentioned spring creeks their temperatures will remain constant especially the first couple of miles below the dam. I personally have no experience with the Jackson or the Smith but I have read that the black fly is very prominent below the dams especially in the winter months.
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