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