River Conditions

North Branch of the Potomac - Trout

June 4, 2018. River is over 3,000 CFS. Unfishable. Levels should drop by later in the week. Recent floats have brought big results of browns 20-23".  Fish Clawdads, Crittermites, Kreelex and 6th Men will take some nicer fish subsurface. Fish a double rig with the patterns listed above through pocket water and runs and you will plug some nice fish. Keep your tippet at 1x or 2x to bring larger trout to your net. If you prefer to Nymph, common bead heads will due the trick. You can't go wrogn with Pheasant tails, hares Ears, Mercers Caddis and Copper Johns. 4x should be fine for nymph fishing. If you have rising fish, work a Parachute Adams. Chances are you'll hook up. We have Fall dates available for float trips. Contact us to book.Projected Flows can be found here http://www.nab-wc.usace.army.mil/northBranch.html

Potomac River - Smallmouth

June 4, 2018. River is rising and is projected to rise to 26 ft. So let's talk about patterns we will be using once the river becomes fisahable again. For Topwater fishing the Topwater Kreelex in Gold/Red/Silver, CK Express Bugs, Chuck Kraft Excaliburs, CK Slotted Bugs and CK Boga Bugs are what we fish. Producitve Sub surface patterns are #2/0 and #4/0 CK Baitfish in White or Flourescent Yellow, Wood Clawdads, Black-N-Blue Clawdads, Mocassin Clawdads, 6th Men, Crittermites and of course Kreelex. You can find all of these patterns and more on our catalog.  easterntrophiesflyfishing.bigcartel.com

Shenandoah River - Smallmouth

Shenandoah is very high and crested Sunday June 3 over 15ft. Projected flows remain very high through June 7th when flows drop below 5ft. So let's talk about patterns we will be using once the river becomes fisahable again. For Topwater fishing the Topwater Kreelex in Gold/Red/Silver, CK Express Bugs, Chuck Kraft Excaliburs, CK Slotted Bugs and CK Boga Bugs are what we fish. Producitve Sub surface patterns are #2/0 and #4/0 CK Baitfish in White or Flourescent Yellow, Wood Clawdads, Black-N-Blue Clawdads, Mocassin Clawdads, 6th Men, Crittermites and of course Kreelex. You can find all of these patterns and more on our catalog.  easterntrophiesflyfishing.bigcartel.com

Upper Potomac - Smallmouth

June 4, 2018. River is rising and is projected to rise to 26 ft. So let's talk about patterns we will be using once the river becomes fisahable again. For Topwater fishing the Topwater Kreelex in Gold/Red/Silver, CK Express Bugs, Chuck Kraft Excaliburs, CK Slotted Bugs and CK Boga Bugs are what we fish. Producitve Sub surface patterns are #2/0 and #4/0 CK Baitfish in White or Flourescent Yellow, Wood Clawdads, Black-N-Blue Clawdads, Mocassin Clawdads, 6th Men, Crittermites and of course Kreelex. You can find all of these patterns and more on our catalog.  easterntrophiesflyfishing.bigcartel.com

Mossy Creek - Trout

June 4, 2018. Mossy creek is crazy high. But, this is a great time to throw huge flies for the biggest fish in the creek. Throw meat. Kreelex, Sex Dungeons, Zoo Cougars and CK Baitfish will get takes from sizeable fish. Fish 2x or 1x for your tippet. Any deeper pockets or undercut banks are key holding areas for large and more dominant predatory fish. Fish these streamer patterns aggressively with strips or jerks of the rod in order to trigger strikes from larger trout. All of the flies mentioned above are available on our catalog. 

Savage River - Trout

April 27, 2017. Savage River is fishing fair recently. Some BWO's and Midges are coming off Mid day. RS2's and Parachute Adams in #16-#18 are good bets being fished on light tippet. Nymphing deeper pockets and runs will bring some larger fish to hand. Black and Brown Stoneflies #10-#16, Copper Johns in #16, Mercers Caddis in #16, Hare Ears in #14-#18 and Pheasant Tails in #14-#18 will work well.