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10th Year Open House!


If you missed the event last weekend, then come visit the shop on our BIGGEST day in 10 years. 100's of pounds of our famous BBQ will be smoked with all the fixin's, sides and drinks. Gary Borger will lead the day with presentations book signings, casting tips and more. We will have regional fly tiers busy spinning their favorite patterns all day. Our company representatives from Orvis, Simms, Sage, Fishpond, Rio, Hatch, Cheeky, and more will be on hand to answer any gear questions you may have. We will post a detailed schedule of events and raffle items next week!

Gary Borger


Join us Sunday, March 24, Mossy Creek Fly Fishing is bringing a rare event to Virginia!

On Sunday, March 24th from 9AM until 5PM, big fish hunters Kelly Galloup and Brad Bohen will be on hand tying flies and giving presentations about throwing big flies to big meat eating fish! We may need to throw up the chicken wire, barded wire, and throw sawdust on the floor for this event folks. You can be sure to have an enjoyable and entertaining time at the shop. This event is FREE to all. We will be serving beverages, hot dogs, and burgers(while they last). A detailed schedule of the days events will be posted online soon and in our next newsletter.

Kelly Galloup - Kelly started his fly fishing career at the age of 13, tying flies for the local tackle shop. He started guiding at the age of 16 and is still guiding to this day; well lots of years later. He owned the Troutsman fly shop in Northern Michigan for 20 years. He sold the Troutsman and moved to Montana where he and his wife Penny bought the Slide Inn lodge on the banks of the Madison River. Kelly is known for hit ability to target and catch giant trout in western waters. His tactics have revolutionized the fly fishing world. His presentations will open your mind allowing you to take your fishing to the next level.

Brad Bohen -

Brad Bohen grew up a fishy kid in a fishy town. Hudson, WI on the St. Croix was a Huck Finn-like paradise in the 1970's and 1980's providing all kinds of warm and cold water fishing options to a kid with a bike and a wandering, fish-filled mind. Fly fishing dovetailed well into the whatever-and-whenever fishing attitude that has driven Brad's angling passion to a full-time career; angling, outfitting and communicating the fishing lifestyle. When not guiding or fishing, Brad is on the road collecting new members to his "tribe" of followers. He has established his reputation as an authority on catching musky on flies as well as other large predatory freshwater fish. Make sure you come see Brad one last time before he heads north for the upcoming season!

Kelly will be giving his nymphing by numbers presentation in the morning and his streamer presentation in the afternoon. Brad Bohen will be holding a predator fishing Q & A session in the afternoon. Both will be tying flies and mingling with the crowd for the rest of the day! Come be a part of history as these 2 guys change the way folks look at their favorite waters!

2013 Tenkara Summit

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This year's summit is hosted by Tenkara USA and Mossy Creek Fly Fishing in Harrisonburg, VA, on May 11 and 12, 2013.


DAY 1 - May 11, 2013 - $25 for event and lunch
Location: Holiday Inn Harrisonburg - 1400 East Market Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801

9AM - 5PM: Main event - presentations, casting and tying demos, and more.
6PM - 10PM: Tenkara Social, evening with band and party at hotel

DAY 2 - May 12, 2013 - $75 for lunch and guided afternoon clinics.
Location: Riven Rock Park, 6 Last Left Lane, Hinton, VA 22831 (Park information)

Accommodation: We have a block of rooms available at the Holiday Inn in Harrisonburg. We encourage you to stay there so you can enjoy the tenkara party that evening.

Room rates have been negotiated for $89. To book a room please call 540-433-2521 and tell operator you'd like to book rooms under "Tenkara Summit 2013" room block. Or visit this site enter dates, and group code TSB.

Please note the last day for reservations under the room block is Friday, April 26th, 2013. For camping locations, please see the Mossy Creek Fly Fishing website more information.

We will be posting updates, so check back.

We look forward to seeing you at the summit!



Gary Borger is one of the world's foremost fly fishing educators. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin Campus in Wausau. He has been a fly fisher since 1955, and since 1972 has taught classes and lectured internationally on all aspects of fly fishing for trout and salmon. Gary is one of the great ambassadors of fly fishing and though his accomplishments are too long to list, you can read hisb BIOGRAPHY HERE.


The Top Ten Fly Fishing Destinations in the World!

Please join us this Sunday, Jan. 20th, from 12 noon until 2pm for great presentation by Jim Klug of Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures; "The Top Ten Fly Fishing Destinations in the World!"

Jim's presentation will NOT conflict with the NFL playoff games starting at 3pm and 6:30pm! His program will last about 45 minutes and there will be plenty of time for questions afterwards. This time frame should allow for folks to go to church and make the program and also not miss the playoff games….no excuses!

Jim's talk will be an overview of the most fantastic fly fishing destinations on the planet, including both fresh and saltwater locations. If you've ever needed a reason to refine or create your lifetime "angling bucket list," then this is a program that you will definitely want to check out!  Great photography from all around the world of fly fishing, and in-depth fishing information and specifics on fisheries that include Alaska, the Bahamas, Belize, the Seychelles, Kamchatka, Argentina, Chile, the Yucatan, Venezuela and more.

Founder and Director of Operations for Bozeman, Montana-based Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures (, Jim began working in the fly fishing industry at the age of 14. Over the years, he has worked as a guide, sales rep, travel coordinator, and as past National Sales Manager for Scientific Anglers. He has guided extensively in Montana, Colorado, New Mexico and Oregon, and has fished throughout the world in over 25 different countries. In 2000, Jim founded Yellow Dog, a fly fishing booking company that has grown to become one of the largest entities in the fishing travel business. As Yellow Dog's Director of Operations, Jim spends a lot of time scouting and researching destinations in the Caribbean, Central and South America. Aside from his ongoing work with Yellow Dog, Jim is also the co-founder and executive producer for Confluence Films, a film production company that released the fly fishing movies DRIFT (2008), RISE (2009) and CONNECT (2011). Confluence is currently at work on their new film, WAYPOINTS

Fast Start for 2013

2012 had been an incredible year for our shop and we want to thank everyone for the incredible amount of support that has kept us growing for the past 10 years!

We are currently packing our 2013 schedule with great events, programs, expanded guide services, and new trade shows! Be sure to mark your calendars, watch our website, blog, and social media outlets for updates.

We will kick the year off with a great program on Sunday, January 20th with a visit and presentation from Yellow Dog Fly Fishing Travel owner JIM KLUG. Plan on a wonderful presentation on some of the worlds most remote and hardcore fishing destinations starting at 11AM at the shop. Drinks and snacks will be served.

Come check us out at the FLY FISHING SHOWS January 25th, 26th, and 27th at Somerset NJ, February 9th and 10th in Winston Salem NC, and March 1st and 2nd in Lancaster PA! CLICK HERE FOR THE FLY FISHING SHOW SITE!

We will also be attending the National Capital Show in Bethesda MD on Sunday March 10th and the VA Fly Fishing Festival in Waynesboro, VA on April 20-21st.


We are proud to announce that our shop will be hosting the 2013 TENKARA SUMMIT here in Harrisonburg, VA on MAY 11th and 12th! Details will provided once registration opens in January on the TENKARA USA WEBSITE!

Colby is now on the AFFTA advisory board and Tom Sadler is still a chairman on the AFFTA board. As a member of AFFTA, Mossy Creek will once again visit the IFTD show in 2013 in Las Vegas in July to check out the latest and greatest fly fishing products to remain at the forefront of the industry providing the best products and services available!

As our guide services and classes continue to become more popular, we are expanding upon our guides and instructors for the 2013 season. We have had a few guides in training for the last 2 years that will help increase our number of daily bookings. It is looking promising that we will even be bringing a few independent guides into our team for the upcoming season as well. We pride ourselves with having the friendliest, most knowledgeable, and best guides in the industry.

We are constantly enhancing our available private waters and are looking forward to continuing to working with local landowners to open up new exciting fisheries! Peak season weekends are now starting to book for the 2013 season so check your calendars soon to get your trip on the books!

See you on the water in 2013!

Road Show

MCFF Somerset 2012Save the Dates! The Mossy Creek Fly Fishing East Coast Tour kicks off in January.

Every winter we pack up the trucks and trailers and head up and down the east coast to attend some of the best fly fishing shows in the country.  For those of you who get serious cabin fever, or just really want to learn more about fly fishing, these shows can be very helpful and fun

Most fly fishing show have a similar format.  There are usually famous fly fishermen, guest speakers, demonstrations, casting pools, and great booths to buy a wide variety of name brand and specialty products.

We start the 2013 show season with the largest fly fishing show in the world, The Fly Fishing Show, January 25, 26, and 27th in Somerset, NJ. This is a BIG show and can be difficult to take it all in, even with three days.

A couple of weeks later we head south to The Fly Fishing Show in Winston Salem, NC. This is the first year in Winston Salem, it used to be held in Raleigh. This is a two day show on February 9th and10th.

A couple of weeks later it is back north to The Fly Fishing Show in Lancaster Pa.  Last year was the first in this location, and we had a great time.  If you can't make it to Somerset, this is a lot closer.  The dates for Lancaster are March 2nd, and 3rd.

Unfortunately this is also the same weekend as the Rapidan TU annual fishing show in Warrenton.  We have always attended this smaller, but well run show, but won't be able to make it this year.

Also in March is the National Capital TU annual Angling show.  The 2013 date has not been released yet, but we plan to attend.  This show is held in Bethesda, Maryland.

The final show of the season for us will be the Virginia Fly Fishing Festival held in Waynesboro Virginia.  This show is scheduled for April 20-21, 2013.

Shows are a great place to purchase gear for the upcoming season.  As a consumer you will have multiple vendors to choose from under one roof, and many products are at low "show prices". There are ongoing talks throughout the day that cover every fly fishing topic imaginable.  Most shows have casting ponds or areas where you can test drive the latest fly rods.

If you have never been to a fly fishing show, or just don't know which ones to attend we hope you will plan to go to a few this season.  Below is a list of websites with all of the information you will need to enjoy these great show and festivals.

Happy fishing,
Brian Trow

Free Fly Tying Seminars

This winter our shop will bring the best lineup of fly tying clinics and seminars ever!


Our seminars begin Friday, November 30th. Most of our classes will be held from 5pm-7pm on Friday evenings with some Saturday classes to be scheduled from 10-12. All classes will be held in the shop and will feature local and regional fly tyers.

A class schedule will be posted on our blog, website, facebook, twitter and emails will go out regularly with updates. We hope to have our schedule finalized this week.

This year we encourage everyone to bring their vises and tools along so you can tie with us. We will supply the materials and help you step by step along the way.  Everyone is invited from complete novice to experts.

Come join the fun!

In-Store and Online Holiday Specials!!!

For the Holiday, we will have great deals on IN-STORE AND ONLINE ITEMS this Friday-Monday!

These deals will be cover almost our entire inventory of gear excluding some of the latest 2013 products that has just arrived.

There will be huge discounts on select Sage, St. Croix, Redington, and Orvis Fly Rods.

Cheeky Reel purchases will receive a $100 gift certificate from Cheeky for their online store!

Select Fly Lines are marked down 50% or more.

Clothing will be marked down 15-50%

Luggage, bags, and packs will be marked down 20%!

Fly tying and Fishpond orders over $50 online will receive a 20% discount WITH FREE SHIPPING on all available product.


Holiday Hours

Here are the Mossy Creek Fly Fishing Holiday Hours

Closed Thursday, November 22nd for Thanksgiving

Closed December 25th and 26th for Christmas

Closed December 31st and January 1st for New Years

We will be OPEN regular store hours:

Monday-Friday 10-6

Saturday 10-5, and

Sundays 11-3 all through the Holidays.