Mossy Creek, VA.
Posted 15 March 2007 - 04:09 AM
My first post of the year. I am taking a trip down to visit my brother in Virginia April 8-15th and we are planning on fishing Mossy Creek near Harrisonburg. Anyone ever fish this stream. From what I have read it is spring creek like in nature with good flows throughout most the year and lots of wild trout. It was listed in TU's 100 best trout streams so it can't be all that bad. Just wondering what to expect, I dont want to get my hopes up. This will be my first trout fishing experience below the Mason Dixie line. I know there are some good streams that come out the the Blue Ridges, but I'm trying not to get my hopes up too much.
Posted 17 March 2007 - 01:10 AM
Thanks for the reply. I am aware of the permit, my brother has already taken care of that. I am also aware that you can not wade in the stream. I guess what I want to know is what I should bring as far as rods go. I have 3, 4, 5, and 6 weights which are all great rods, but dont want to have to get each set up ready as my budget is a little tight right now. I would really only like to get one set up ready for this trip. All of my lines need replacing, going on 3 or 4 years with most of them, and I'm pretty short on leader and tippet materials. I'm thinking my 7" 6' St. Croix 4 weight would be best, but my custom 3 weight (my brookie rod for the adks) that I built is only 6"5' and being you have to fish from shore I am thinking that might be the way to go. or I could use my 9 ft 5 weight and just dap away. See my delima?
Posted 17 April 2007 - 06:39 AM
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Posted 18 April 2007 - 03:22 AM
And if it makes you feel any better,at least you didn't fly thousands of miles like I once did on a trip to Ireland to fish the Moy river for salmon.It turned out to be the dryest spring on record at that time and the fish wouldn't run up the river.Talk about frustrating, but thats the chances you get on a fish related trip.Hit or miss goes with the territory.
Posted 18 April 2007 - 03:12 PM
Smith creek is also an option in that area- One of the local shops rents it out per day for 60 bucks. Fished it a couple times early season last year and had a ball.
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