South Branch Trout Flies
Tied and photographed
Carl D. DeFazio
The South Branch of the Potomac River is not only a world class
smallmouth fishery but also supports excellent trout water.  From its
headwaters near Monterey, Virginia the South Branch flows north
through some of West Virginia's most scenic mountains. The section
from Monterey to Petersburg, West Virginia (70 miles) is stocked with
Rainbow, Brown and Brook trout. Season is open year round. This
section of the "Branch" includes one of the most visited trout waters in
the state- "The Smoke Hole" Responding to many request,
Mountaineer Flies is offering this page of trout flies for your
Click on any of the flies below and see an enlarged picture
along with tying recipe. Flies will be added on a regular basis.
                                     Please Enjoy!!