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Looking for new streams

Started by hermz, March 07, 2007, 09:35:48 AM

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hermz

Hello everyone,

I am a newbie and I just moved from Virginia to the Greensboro area about 6 months ago. In VA I had the luxury of driving less than an hour to some of the best streams in the state. That obviously is no longer the case. I still make the drive to some of these streams but with the increasing price in gas these days, its starting to take a toll. I was wondering if there were any good streams that weren't 2+ hours away. I've heard the Smith is good but I have only fished it one time and I never seem to have any luck on the Dan (in the special regulation area). If anyone could steer me towards some good fishing I would really appreciate it.

A bad day of fishing beats a good day at the office.

Woolly Bugger

I'm in Winston-Salem, here is my short list (close to home)

1. Smith River
2. Dan River
3. Stone Mt. State Park (Roaring River) Stocked DH
4. Mitchell River Stocked DH

anything else is another hour or two away.....but worth the drive...

S. Holston TN
Watauga TN
Davidson River
Tuckaseegee River

ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

hermz

Thanks Woolly Bugger. I will definitely have to check those streams out!

A bad day of fishing beats a good day at the office.

hermz

A bad day of fishing beats a good day at the office.

Woolly Bugger

here's the *list* from Rocky River TU.... lot's of water here....

be good and put 'em back...
http://www.rockyrivertu.org/Alen's40list.htm
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

hermz

Quote from: Woolly Bugger on March 07, 2007, 12:58:23 PM

here's the *list* from Rocky River TU.... lot's of water here....

be good and put 'em back...
http://www.rockyrivertu.org/Alen's40list.htm
Thanks for the info....
And don't worry I never keep what I catch. I just enjoy catching trout, admiring how pretty they are and then they go back.
A bad day of fishing beats a good day at the office.

befuddled

give the catch and release section of the Dan another go with terrestials.

i go up there with ants and have a blast


hermz

Thanks, I will have to do that.

A bad day of fishing beats a good day at the office.

Fire-Fly

hermz..... I live ten min from the smith and in the winter it is very tough but wait till the spring and summer months and you should do well, i use an elk hair caddis with a brassie dropper and do well, in the summer through a japanese beetle imitation and you should have good luck, i also fish the Dan regularly and the only thing i use there is nymphs, anything beadhead. There are also many small creeks scattered around the smith and the dan check out the Va fish and game page.

http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/



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