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Im new to fly fishing and have NO clue where to even begin this time of year. I bought my combo mainly for reds in the spring and striper in the fall but would love to get on the water and fish for something.

I have always thought there would be good fly fishing along some of the stops on the colonial parkway but once again, not too sure.

Right now I only have a 8wt rod to use.

~Jason
 

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Jason,

If you have a boat or Kayak, you can take your outfit and fish for speckled trout in the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River (around the hot ditch--Dominion Power Plant warm water discharge). The river is holding Stripers (closed season), specks, and puppy drum. Work your flies slooowwwwly. Pink/chartreuse clousers and deceivers. I normally use a 6wt in there but who cares as long as you can deliver a fly with a tight loop and end up with a tight line. : )
 

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Jason,

Welcome to the addiction. Agree with stopyra. Also, Virginia Coastal Fly Anglers is a good resource. I moved to the area last year and started fishing with those guys. Friendly bunch and full of knowledge. Good Luck.

Blake
 

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You should be able to link up with someone from VCFA--they're generally more than willing to take out fellow club members when/if they go. Check ur bmail.
 

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There are a few wading opportunities around but not too many. Second VCFA and they have a mentoring program check vcfa.org come to a meeting and say hello.
 

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Yup. Ive been lurking on the site today. Just got home and will sign up and make it to the next meeting.

~Jason
 
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