The 2013 Virginia Sporting Clays Championship was held Aug. 22-25 at Primland in Meadows of Dan, VA. It was a beautiful setting! One of our pros, Travis Barrett, participated in the event and performed well. There were 154 people that participated in the event spanning several Classes. Travis shot in D-Class and here are his results:
Preliminary Event D-Class (18 people):
1st Place Finish (82 out of 100)
Main Event D-Class (26 people):
1st Place Finish (151 out of 200)
He scored so well that he accrued enough points to move to C-Class!
Travis tries to shoot … Read More »
The shad are on the bottom and the current is swift on the James River. In order to coax them up, local anglers are still using a ½ oz weight, but a better color selection for this part of the week would be pink/white or chartreuse/white. The same colors go well for the fly-fishing crowd, but getting down to the fish is a bit more involved. A sink tip will not do it at the moment. A full sink line over 300 grains is more likely to dredge them up, … Read More »
While not as hard pulling as a rockfish or as striking as a brook trout, crappie hold all of the characteristics to make them an excellent fly fishing species. My initial encounters with them were accidental; they would hit a popper intended for bluegill or a streamer when targeting bass. As I fished more, I noticed many occasions where I could see them schooled up eating but could not catch them. This drove me insane. I was
determined to learn how to catch these fish.
Early in the season, often in mid-February, … Read More »