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Learn to “Read the Rise” Fast current and flies that emerge quickly — like caddisflies — or skitter along the surface cause trout to make loud, splashy rises. Classic rises make dimples in the water and leave behind a few bubbles, indicating feeding on mayfly duns and other flies riding above the surface film. Small dimples that leave no bubbles but sometimes include the dorsal and tail appearing usually indicate emergers or small flies dangling in the surface film. Bulges or swirls are the hardest to see and often indicate a fish feeding just beneath the surface.

Copied from Midcurrents Techniques.  See more at http://midcurrent.com/techniques/fly-fishing-strategy-tips/

April 16, 2014 FWF Robinson River-CANCELED

Hi–Lets meet DougF/host at 10am Wednesday, April 16 at Criglersville Elementary school in Criglersville. Bring hip waders, dries, & nymphs.

Thanks, Fred

April 2, 2014 Rapidan TU Chapter Meeting

Hi–Lets meet at Sun Trust bank in Warrenton at 7:30pm for chapter meeting. Featured speaker is BJ Valentine on “DGIF Stocked Trout Plan”. Review plans for Kids Heritage Fishing day support at Graves lodge on April 5. Meet for dinner at 6pm at Thai restaurant.

FredK

March 29, 2014 FWF Rapidan River

Hi–Lets meet at 9:30am, Saturday, March 29 at Criglersville Elementary school for Rapidan River cleanup, picnic, and fishing/tuneup. If you arrive later, meet at kiosk above first bridge on left. Hot dogs, hamburgers, condiments, & beverages are provided; please bring  snacks to share(ie chips, cookies, brownies). For flies bring; pheasant tail, copper john, mr rapidan, & small streamers. Hip waders are sufficient.

Hope to see you there.   FredK

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FWF Rapidan River March 8–CANCELLED

Hi–FWF has been cancelled due to snow & poor mountain road conditions.  Fred

Learn to “Read the Rise”

Knowing how trout feed can help you catch more fish.  Fast current and flies that emerge quickly — like caddisflies — or skitter along the surface cause trout to make loud, splashy rises. Classic rises make dimples in the water and leave behind a few bubbles, indicating feeding on mayfly duns and other flies riding above the surface film. Small dimples that leave no bubbles but sometimes include the dorsal and tail appearing usually indicate emergers or small flies dangling in the surface film. Bulges or swirls are the hardest to see and often indicate a fish feeding just beneath the surface.

As always, watch the fish before casting to the fish.  Understanding what they are feeding on, by reading the rise, may help you catch that trout of a lifetime.

Copied from Midcurrents Techniques.  See more at http://midcurrent.com/techniques/fly-fishing-strategy-tips/

March 5, 2014 Chapter Meeting

Meeting at 7:30pm Wednesday, March 5 at Sun Trust bank in Warrenton. Speaker is Judd Walls on ” Furled Leaders”.  Meet at 6pm at Faangs for dinner option.

Leaders and Building Furled Leaders

Judson Walls, one of the Rapidan Chapter members, spoke at the March 5 meeting on leaders and building furled leaders.  Rather than buying leaders from your favorite fly shop, Judd explained how easy it was to build your own knotted leaders and demonstrated how to create a furled leader at home.  His presentation can be viewed and downloaded by CLICKING HERE.