fishing the brandywine in southeast Pa.
i am headed to the southeast pa in mid july and wondering if anyone up there have been fishing the brandywine for smallmouth. i know it must be on up there it always is this t ime of year but i never fished for them on a fly rod can you tell me what kind of flies i need to use and whats working on them thanks
Re: fishing the brandywine in southeast Pa.
Smallies in the Potomac and Shenandoah (Northern VA, Eastern WV, Maryland) are killing poppers right now. Get black yellow blue with plugs, chugs, and sliders. Personally, I'd go with foam or balsa poppers over deer hair. Crayfish, buggers, clousers, hellgramites all do wonders. One of my favorite flies is a wooly bugger in olive, with a split tail to double as a crayfish. Throw in a few strands of DNA sparkle, and don't forget to wrap the shank in wire. Crayfish are strickly bottom so you want it to sink.
Not the right area, but Mr. Murray in VA knows a thing or two about smallies.
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