|Anticipation - the road to SNP|
The next morning's drive brought me into Virginia's Blue Ridge mountains .
With the Shenandoah National park ahead of me, the afternoon plans were taking shape in my mind. A quite check in at the campsite followed by a hike down to Camp Rapidan.
|Enjoying the late afternoon sun on Hoover's porch|
I spent a bright afternoon fishing down the Mill Prong, up the Laurel Prong a little ways, and down the Rapidan. I really wanted to catch a brook trout in all three branches, which I did.
It took a few fly changes at first to dial things in; the brook trout had a preference for a large black foam ant, so that's what I fished for the entire afternoon along three beautiful streams.