Angie Marsh fishing Whitetop Laurel Creek
James Marsh fishing Whitetop Laurel Creek
Copyright 2015 James Marsh
Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies for the Whitetop Laurel
Creek, Virginia

The Whitetop Laurel Creek is a small stream that is easy to wade and fairly easy to fish.
The trout are mostly rainbows and browns that average about eight inches long. The
browns can go up to eighteen and larger. There are some brook trout in its upper

Fly Line:
We recommend a 4 or 5 weight, floating fly line for dry flies and lighter nymphs and a 6
weight fly floating fly line for heavier nymphs and streamers.

Leaders should range in sizes from a 0X for streamers up to a 6X for midges and small
dry flies. Lengths ranging from seven and one-half feet, up to 12 feet in length are

Extra tippet material ranging from 0X to 6X should be available for the leaders we list

Fly Rods:
We recommend a fast action fly rod, nine feet in length for all three weights of fly lines.

Fly Reels:
The fly reels you use for the 4, 5 or 6 weight lines, if you choose to use them all, should
be light and have good drags. You are subject to hook a large brown trout in Whitetop
Laurel Creek and you don't want to loose it because of a lousy drag.

We recommend waders. There are few places you could fish without them. We prefer
the breathable type but you could use neoprene waders during the winter if you
Wading Boots:
We recommend felt soles for your wading boots. You may want to consider the new
rubber sole boots that help prevent the spread of Didymo but we have not tested them
on this stream.

Landing Net:
A landing net for Whitetop Laurel Creek is purely an optional item.

Trout Flies:
We always recommend our own "Perfect Flies" not just because we sell them but
because they are the most realistic and effective imitations you ca purchase. We
suggest you have the flies necessary to match the most plentiful and available food for
the trout to eat during the time you fish this beautiful stream.
Whitetop Laurel
Creek, Virginia
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Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (
with the dates you will be fishing this
stream and we will send you a list of our
fly suggestions. Please allow up to 24
hours for a response.

2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help
you decide which flies you need.

3. Email us (
with a budget for flies and we will select
them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.

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U. S. Orders over $100 are shipped via
Priority Mail.