Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Fly Rod 'N Reel Now Offering Guide Service

Fly Rod 'N Reel is offering guide service to Trout rivers and streams in and around the Northern Virginia/Maryland area.  FRNR offers 8 hour day trips for one or two anglers, $180 for a single and $210 for two. These trips are designed for the novice angler(s)* or the angler who wants to gain more confidence on the stream.  We will cover the following:

  • How to locate Trout
  • Fly selection
  • Casting
  • Line Control
  • Presenting the fly
  • Hooking, playing, landing and releasing fish.

These trips include the use of a fly rod, flies, lunch, snacks and light refreshments.

Eric with a Rainbow on the North Branch

*Some fly casting experience required

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Wild Rainbow Trout Caught at a Small Spring Creek


I caught these Little Gems very close to home.   I used a Frenchie Nymph that I tied up this weekend, very effective pattern. This urban Spring Creek is close to Northern Virginia and not too many people know about it. Since the stream is tiny the fish don’t get large, average size is 4-6″ and you have to work hard to get to the pools but each pool has a couple of these eager guys.