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    Hi,

    I just relocated to Richmond for work (construction field). I am an avid fisherman and appreciate any tips I receive on fishing the upper - middle james. I flyfish, BC and spin. Tie flys and hair jigs. Currently just wading but may add a canoe,kayak or alum river skiff of some sort once I get settled in.
    I like Smallies amongst other.

    Managed to find Green Top - So nice to see a privately owned sporting store hanging in there.

    Was an avid bird hunter as well back in the day...............

    Thanks and Enjoy The Outdoors

    Bill1227

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill1227 View Post
    Hi,

    I just relocated to Richmond for work (construction field). I am an avid fisherman and appreciate any tips I receive on fishing the upper - middle james. I flyfish, BC and spin. Tie flys and hair jigs. Currently just wading but may add a canoe,kayak or alum river skiff of some sort once I get settled in.
    I like Smallies amongst other.

    Managed to find Green Top - So nice to see a privately owned sporting store hanging in there.

    Was an avid bird hunter as well back in the day...............

    Thanks and Enjoy The Outdoors

    Bill1227
    Welcome aboard Bill. Hope to see you at a VAO Tx.
    cheers,
    Steve

    2011/2013 St Jude's Charity Tournament Champion
    Bass East Big Bass Challenge winner of 11-12 and 12-1 hours.


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    Welcome Bill.
    2013 Frog Only Tournament Winner
    2010 Tie for VA-Outdoors Angler of the Year
    2009 Caroline County Rotary Club Tournament Winner
    2007 Tuesday Night Classic Champions
    "Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."

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    welcome aboard, bill. reach out to gnfsnva (Erik). he recently did a float on the upper james, has the most recent info on it.

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    Welcome to the site Bill, and welcome to VA. Glad you found Greentop, as they are good folks, and withstood the incoming advance of BPS and a Gander Mountain, and ultimately grew while Gander went out of business, then expanded into their old space.

    I just recently did an UJ float, but by no means am I an expert in the UJ or other smaller water stuff of western VA. That said, take real good look around the site and you'll find a load of info.

    Another fella, Yooper, is new to VA and the site as well and he's an avid fly-guy.
    Wishin' I was fishin'...
    www.lds.org


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    Thanks Everyone !

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