Everyday is a Great Day For Fly Fishing!
For the Novice or Pro join John Roberts for a memorable fly fishing experience.
Get a great nights sleep before and after your fly fishing adventure while staying in Lexington, VA. John Roberts and his wife Ellen have operated the B&B for 30+ years. Enjoy a wonderful breakfast to start your day. Within walking distance of downtown Lexington.
With over 50 years of fly fishing experience in the streams of Rockbridge County, John Roberts, can provide the novice to the pro an incredible experience. A wonderful teacher, John can provide the fly fishing novice all the tools to catch the big one on thier first experience. For the pro, John can take them to some of the best streams that Virginia has to offer.
INTRO TRIPS-TRIPS FOR BEGINNERS THIS WEEK - CONTACT ME or CALL 1-800-882-1145 WE HAVE SEVERAL TRIPS FOR INTERMEDIATE- EXPERTS TO PRIVATE WATERS
Watch the Orvis Link below for some amazing video.
09/15/14- GOOD Seasonal Levels- We took one of our biggest Rainbows-8 lbs of the year last week on a #16 BH mayfly nymph under a small waterfall. We could not keep a hopper pattern from getting hammered by the trout in the pools along the meadow. Many fish were feeding within 2'-6 ' from edges of the stream. September continues to see trout feeding mid-day on top on ants,hoppers, crickets, bees and beetles. Most local watersheds had an inch of rain this week and are fishable, the higher altitude Bath & Highland county streams are very low right now.This is an excellent time to learn flyfishing on one of our Intro trips. 1-800-882-1145.
Looking Ahead- late Sept-Oct-Nov- Days and nights will be cooling down in the coming weeks to more Fall like (lows-upper 40's low 50's- highs on the upper 60-mid 70's. Water temps fall back to some of the most comfortable of the year for trout- hence more trout activity. Rainfall normally brings the streams back to higher levels and a Fall day on a Virginia trout stream can be something to write home about for sure. The state of Virginia trout stocking trucks crank back up on Oct 1 to restock most of the Public Special Reg areas as well as the Put-N-Take streams, water levels permitting. A special Trout license is required in our Designated trout waters, only a General Va fishing license is needed on our Private waters A National Forest stamp is needed on the National Forest waters. . An $8 1 day is popular for guests doing our guided trips. Fall foliage along our trout streams can be breathtaking from the first Oct week on into early Nov. year , the next 3 months are some of the most popular times to fish. Terrestrials hang around into Nov, nymphing comes more into play as things cool later in the month. Native brookies spawn in Oct-Nov so we give them a break. Our Intro Trips for beginners is the best in the state. Please do not hesitate to send me any questions.
Special Trip This Month- Great for beginners where we get you started learning equipment, casting, tie knot tying, fish identification, basic entomolgy, proper catch and release and more on a mountain pond stocked with Brook, Rainbow and Brown Trout. Finish up on a nice Va. trout stream as you learn how to catch trout in moving water on dry fly and wet flies. This one will get you started on the right path to becoming a good flyfisherman, you will learn things that will stay with you for life.
2014-Gathright Dam Pulse Release Schedule- Jackson tailwater
Caution-These releases will raise The Jackson River 3-4.5 feet starting at 6 am until 1:30 pm on the dates below.
Dates for Release dependent on Rainfall: Sept 24, Oct 18
Booking trips Now For Late Summer & Fall Trips- Lodging Available
A Day On A Virginia Trout Stream is Hard to Beat- September is an Excellent Time to Fish on Top