Hey John, I fish on the South fork between Karo Landing and Front Royal landing .There are a lot of tubes on the river in the summer, but fishing is pretty good. Hope you had a good trip when you went .good fishing Toby
Just saw your comment to me about "Where is Oxford?" It's right on Route 12 about 30 miles northeast of Binghamton and 7 miles west of Norwich, NY. I lived in Jersey most of my life, then Maine for a number of years and now upstate New York. I divide my time equally between early season trout and then bass and gills. I'm only about 60 miles from the Catskill streams and there are plenty of lakes and ponds around my area for warmwater fishing. Gills have always been a favorite of mine since I was a kid, especially on top with dry flies.
OK John when using spinning tackle I use an ultralight st. croix, or on big rivers like the upper Potomac or Shenandoah I've use a medium action Ugly Stik with braided spider wire 10# test with mono leaders, Mepps spinners, Texas rigged worms and grubs. I also like to use anything that looks like a crayfish. Oh yeah, the Ugly Stik I use is 7'.
Yeah John, I've had good fishing on the Shenandoah usinig small popping bugs and Rainy's hopper pattern in sizes 8, 10 and 12. You can also use any small nymph patterns with rubber legs. Thanks for the invite.