Jan and I got away for a short vacation last week. We spent three nights in a B&B in Washington, Virginia, right next to the Shenandoah National Park. We stayed at the Heritage House B&B, a great place. Had dinner at the Inn at Little Washington, which was quite an experience. We hiked Old Rag, hiked White Oak Canyon, and watched the deer in the fields behind the B&B, visited wineries. Took my flyrod and fished a bit in White Oak Canyon. Saw some beautiful brookies, but wow, they were spooky. Didn’t hook one.
After my trout trip to Little Stony Creek in September, I think that my problem in White Oak Canyon was that I was using 5x tippet. I started with 5x on Little Stony, and didn’t have any luck, switched to 7x, and had a great day. Next time I try White Oak Canyon I will use 7x.