Chickahominy Reservoir

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04/20:

Anglers who are not blown off the water by high winds are taking large trout in Chickahominy, saysMartin at Fly and Field Outfitters. Orange and green leeches are doing the trick. The wind can be a problem, though. There's not a lot to slow it down out here.

Importance by half-month
 Super    Major    Minor    Slight    None

Hatches are matched from Westfly's database of "standard" fly patterns.


Nymph

Size 8-12 Marabou Damsel. Olive, yellow-olive, browns, greens

Lakes near submerged vegetation: count-down-and-retrieve, slow retrieve, wind drift

Nymph

Size 4-8 Carey Special, Lake Dragon. Browns, dark olive, grays

Lakes; backwaters and slow sections of rivers: count-down-and-retrieve, wind drift

Pupa

Size 10-22 Chans Chironomid Pupa, Zebra Midge. Black, gray, olive, red, creams, browns

Adult

Size 10-22 Griffiths Gnat, Sprout Midge. Black, gray, olive, red, creams, browns

Adult

Size 2-10 Woolly Bugger, Bunny Leech, Hale Bopp Leech, Possie Bugger. Black, browns, olives

Lakes; backwaters and slow sections of rivers: count-down-and-retrieve, slow retrieve, wind drift

Adult

Size 2-8 Muddler, Woolly Bugger, Clouser Minnow, Possie Bugger. Browns, olives, silver, greens

Lakes; rivers over gravel and cobble, undercut banks: count-down-and-retrieve, slow retrieve, wind drift, deep swing

Trout


► Try damselfly nymphs, midge pupa patterns with either static midge or deep midge tactics. Otherwise, use count-down-and-retrieve tactics with dark size 8-10 Woolly Buggers, and similar flies.
Burns

Fin and Fire 541/548-1503

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