Last week was a busy one for me. After the much needed rain from the previous weekend we had stained water for a few days but the James river cleared quickly.  I had experienced anglers out and anglers trying fly fishing for the very first time.  Friday’s trip I had Chip and Spencer out for their first go at fly fishing.  Learning to cast is the hardest part of fly fishing and then learning all the different techniques can be the next challenge.  Chip and Spencer picked up the casting pretty well and by mid day they were throwing 30′ to the bank and landed some nice smallmouth bass on the fly.  Spencer’s last fish of the day was our best measuring out at 18 inches.  Topwater flies continue to get the big smallmouth’s attention for my anglers.  DSC_1797 copy DSC_1800