The 5 Biggest Trout and the 5 Top Fly Patterns That May Have Tricked Them.
2015 has been a great year of trout fishing in southwestern Virginia thus far. The waters I frequent with my anglers have produced a few good fish through the years but this year has been abnormally off the chain. Is it the lack of angling pressure, superb management, wetter than usual winter or a combination of all of these factors? Who cares. We are consistently netting fish that are arguably some of the largest trout being caught in the southeast/mid-Atlantic United States. Goliath hold-over fish that are flourishing in a massive spring creek with an absurd bio-mass. They are obviously at the top of the food chain. Jurassic Spring is alive and well! Book your day for a chance of a gator of a lifetime. Orvis Endorsed Guide, Dave Hise.
Enough with the fish. Below are the flies that have produced the most fish; day in and day out, year in and year out. Why change it if its not broken? Tying is a great past time and I love to create at the bench but when it comes to the stream, simplicity is often best.
|Dr. Joe w/ a gator. Look at that head.|
|Bryan w/ a hog.|
|Bryan w/ another.|
|Yours truly w/ an arse whooper.|
|Matt w/ a beaut.|
|I know, I said 5 but couldn't pick so here's a 6th. Glenn looking stoic.|
|Squirmito- the Original Squirmy Wormie|
|Gettin' Jiggy Wit' It. The number 1 big fish producer in any condition.|
|Circa 1991. The Hetero-genius Nymph.|
|Epeorus Stoneclinger Nympf.|
|Mopchu doing work.|