Kenny and Barry are Virginians thru and thru. Who else in the Lower 48 could boast of nailing channel catfish on cicadas?
They’ve also fly-fished for just about everything with fins, spots or scales: stripers, bass of all sorts, shad, redfish, blues, trout of all types. You name it – they’ve probably cast a fly to it. This week they channeled all that fly-fishing lore and experience onto the Elk River and tributaries.
And hammered it. I mean really, really hammered it. It’s taken till September, but the Elk River has finally reached the dry-fly form we all know and love it for. Pods of trout are up top eating Olives, Flavs and Slate-Wings thru the afternoons. October Caddis are coming on daily, and wise anglers are well-advised to watch for them in the evenings.
Yesterday I was out with a couple from Spokane. They fished to risers all day as well, and proclaimed their outing as one of the best ever. In one short run they landed at least a dozen big cutties on Flav and Baetis patterns. Guides reported similar stories from up and down the river.
Give the Elk a go right now. Dave Brown Outfitters is rolling till October and we still have days available.