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Conserving, protecting and restoring North America’s cold water fisheries and their watersheds

Fly of the Month

July 2010

Mr. Rapidan


This Wulff style fly was conceived by Harry Murray of Edinburg, VA. It is very popular on the mountain freestone streams of the Blue Ridge and southern Appalachians. Perhaps it will prove effective in our waters. The pattern can also be tied parachute style with a single post wing. When tying the smaller sizes substitute dark blue dun hackle fibers for the moose hair.



Harry Murray is the owner of Murray’s Fly Shoppe (704-984-4212). His catalog contains other mountain trout patterns plus a good selection of smallmouth flies.


Hook : Dry fly; #12 - #20

Tail : Moose body hair

Wing : Yellow calf tail

Body : Flyrite #24 (yellowish brown)

Hackle : Brown and grizzly mixed



Al Bowers



Flies tied by John Lazar


Mr. Rapidan