Adventures in the Valley
Fly fishing in and around the Shenandoah Valley
Endless Adventures Awaits...
The Shenandoah Valley and surrounding area offer an endless opportunity for adventure. I can help you choose an adventure that is just right for you. Any time of year, there are fish to be caught and I can help you catch them. Whether your an experienced angler or someone who has never picked up a rod, you'll have a great time. If you're not sure where you'd like to go, contact me and I can suggest an area depending on the time of year. I have a 16' Maravia raft with an oar frame for bigger water or waders for smaller streams and creeks. I can teach you how to cast, which flies to use and when, how to read the water and most importantly, how to find the fish. This area offers a lot of great places to fish, drop me a line and let's have an adventure!
Trips and Services
All of our trips include all necessary gear and equipment for where we'll be going. Just bring your personal gear such as a raincoat, polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, etc. All clients are expected to have a Virginia fishing license and trout stamp as necessary.
$300 half-day 4/5hrs. (drinks and snacks)
$350 full day 8hrs. (drinks and lunch)
$50 for 1 additional person
$75 additional per person for private water
$400 half-day 5hrs. (2 people) snacks and drinks included
$450 full day 8+ hrs. (1 or 2 people) lunch is included
Guided fishing trips make perfect gifts! Gift certificates are available for purchase at rates listed above. You can purchase a gift certificate and the recipient can contact me to arrange date and location.
Reserve a trip for spring or summer and pay winter prices.
The ‘doah is made up of three parts, the South Fork, the North Fork, and the Main Stem. Each has different characteristics and qualities. The South Fork is the most popular for smallmouth bass. 50 fish days are fairly common. There are excellent numbers of 12-14” bass with a good (and getting better) numbers of 18” and up fish. The South Fork and Mainstem also have very large musky. This river is best floated with our 16’ fishing raft. The number of access points on the Shenandoah allow for a variety of float options to best suite your desires.
Shenandoah National Park
Shenandoah National Park offers a lifetime of fishing options. There are miles of wild trout streams located throughout the Park. Native brook trout in streams at the higher elevations are easily accessed through Skyline drive when the lower areas are too low or warm. Depending on the time of year, certain areas are better than others, but there’s always fish to be caught.
George Washington National Forest
The George Washington National Forest offers some great fishing. From the northern section near Strasburg all along the western boarder of Virginia there are miles of great fishing. There are many wild and stocked trout streams through the forest waiting to be explored.
The Potomac River is a huge river. It starts in the mountains of West Virginia and flows north, picking up water the whole way, eventually dumping into the Chesapeake Bay. The Potomac offers so many different fishing options it’s unbelievable. The Potomac has different characteristics throughout it's journey from the mountains to the Chesapeake. Higher in the mountains of West Virginia, brown and rainbow trout can be found. Where the river slows down and warms slightly, smallmouth bass, musky, and giant carp can be found. After the North Fork leaves the bottom draw from Jennings Randolph Lake on the West Virginia/Maryland border, it is cold, full of nutrients, and loaded with trout. The river then slows again and begins to take on more of a warmwater fishery. It flows through the countryside of West Virginia and meets the Shenandoah at Harper's Ferry. Here you’ll find amazing smallmouth habitat surrounded by amazing views, rich cultural history, and a few small rapids to liven things up. Depending of what you want to fish for and your time frame, any trip can be planned to fish the Potomac.
'Round these Parts
If you're interested in an adventure on the water, please fill out the form below and I will get in touch with you. Thanks!