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|Savage River Angler|
Water flow: low
Visibility: 44 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 68 Degrees F
Water condition: Clear
Best time of day to fish: mid day
Best stretch: Anywhere that looks good to you. The whole river fishes well. The C&R brook trout water is upstream of Poplar Lick.
Best access point: Good access is all along Savage River road.
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:
Terrestrials Sulphur caddis Slate drake Yellow Sally Midges
Fish species: Native brook and stocked rainbow trout
Fishing season: All year w/ a few closures during stockings
Nearest airport: Pittsburg Intl (PIT) or Dulles Intl (IAD)
Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 5X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 9' 4 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: Double Taper Trout Fly Line
The upper river is a freestoner that produces all the major hatches you'd expect to find on any healthy eastern trout stream. It is stocked heavily with rainbows every spring, but has a thriving brook trout population as well. A portion of the upper savage is put and take regs with no tackle restrictions, but what makes this river special is that upstream from poplar lick it becomes artificial only, catch ...
and release for brook trout. This also includes every tributary upstream from the dam on savage resevoir. Dry fly fishing is terrific from April to mid June. Wading in here is fairly easy, but you still may want a wading staff in the spring when the bottom is slick and the flow is full.
Hot and muggy. Fishing should remain ok early and late in the day. For pic's, vid's, and fresh reports during our busy season check out www.facebook.com/savage.river.angler and www.savageriverangler.com