Private Water Opportunities

Private fishing water is a controversial topic these days, especially with the ongoing Jackson River Lawsuit.

We believe the policy of every responsible fly shop is to help maintain open public water and continue to look for opportunities to open new water to the public. We work very closely with VDGIF, Trout Unlimited, and local landowners to try to open new water for everyone to enjoy.

However, many landowners are reluctant to open their land to the general public. Every stretch of water our shop manages has never been open public water and none of it is deemed navigable. We have very strong relationships with our local landowners and employ best management practices on their lands to exclude cattle, improve stream quality, and manage quality fisheries.

Our shop now manages nearly nine miles of water and we are very proud to offer some of the best trout fishing in the State right here in the Shenandoah Valley. Most of our water is available for guided trips only.

What sets our shop apart from others as we do not charge additional rod fees or access fees to fish our guided private waters. Rod fees are only necessary to book and fish Susie Q Farm, an unguided fly fishing only, catch and release only stream.

We currently manage two private stretches of Mossy Creek, three stretches of Beaver Creek, one stretch of Spring Creek, one stretch of Smith Creek, Stoney Creek at Wintergreen Resort, and parts of North River.

We are also working to expand fishing opportunities at a new spring pond for our fly fishing schools as well as potentially a new stretch of Spring Creek and Mossy Creek!

As always we offer our clients the best possible fishing experience while responsibly enhancing the fishing opportunities in our area.and water

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