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    2018 Southern Trout featuring John Roberts(click on image above to read article)

    Virginia Fly Fishing Guide - John Roberts and Angler  

    March  21, 2020 -- -Excellent Fishing Levels- -High Trout Activity Time- Off and on rain days with warmer temps are making great. . Caddis and Mayflies are making the rounds earlier this year, . March is  get the heck out there and catch some trout month  in Virginia. Some of the best flows of the year make  fishing outstanding.  Water temps crank up to upper 40's which ramp up ideal  Mayfly  &  Caddis hatches. Our Introduction to Flyfishing trips are great this month.   It's all hands on   all the way with a as beginners  learn all of the essential aspects of the sport and then get shot to match wits with some high energy Rainbow trout.   Our Stream Trips are  available  year round please contact me direct  1-800-882-1145 .or e-mail me for availability. . 

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    "Roberts knows  the area waters with the sort of familiarity which can only come from a lifetime of angling, and he has just the sort of  laid-back personality that works equally well for putting novices at ease or offering tips to seasoned veterans. '' Jim Casada, The Angling Review


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     2020  MARCH FLYFISHING OVERVIEWI am often ask about which  are  the best times to flyfish here in Virginia. March is one of them  especially mid month on as Virginia stream flows are  in some of the best of the year at this time. Beautiful emerald and greenish colored flows give them a magical quality not to  mention what high energy on the prowl  trout may be   lurking beneath  them as more insect hatches are coming on as March waters warm up to perfect hatch conditions.  All life activity  in and along these streams sees a huge  up tick  of production and energy. Trout behavior is greatly impacted by this. Some of the March days may be cooler granted but overall March is go time. It's just part of fishing year round where you just might catch one of  the season's biggest on a 40 degree day.

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  • From the Journal of An Old Trout Guide - Fall 2012

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    Fall Edition - 2012

    Fall Edition- As a professional trout guide I get fishermen from all over the world and with that comes a huge commitment from my end to make the day special for each and everyone of them despite  having nature throw you a curve every now and then. A few years ago I had a 2 day late Spring trip with some clients from New England who only wanted to catch trout on dry flies, top water as we call it. This certainly is the most focal and dramatic way to enjoy the sport of fly fishing if nature cooperates. The night before our first day we had an unexpected 2'' rain storm hit on the waters I had laid out for the first day.  We headed out to the stream next morning and it was running high and very muddy. I knew my clients were not happy but I always have a backup plan. I told them  that dry fly fishing might just be impossible this day and that we would have to change the mindset and fishing strategy a bit. I sensed some disappointment but I tried to stay on mission of making a special day despite what nature had dealt us. We drove for an hour to a high elevation high gradient mountain  headwater stream loaded with wild Rainbows. This type stream can usually taking a pretty good rain but still be fishable in a few hours.  This stream was running high and what I call milky when we arrived and really in great shape to catch a trophy fish. 

  • From the Journal of An Old Trout Guide - Spring 2012

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    Spring Edition - 2012

    One good thing about a flyfishing outing is that most times you come away with a good story, share a great a time with friends or relatives, enjoy great scenery and you generally always learn something no matter how many times you go. I know because this has always been the case with me.

    Just a few years ago I had a single angler who wanted to experience the Jackson Rver in Bath County. I always get psyched up a little more when taking folks up there as the Jackson is as good as it gets in Virginia trout fishing.  We took a long hiking trek in to one of my ''honey'' spots that May day. Caddis activity was very heavy this day and we started  fishing upstream in a long section of riffle water. The  dry #14 Tan Caddis started turning trout heads immediately and in a 300' section we caught and released over 40 colorful Rainbows and Browns in just a little bit.  One was a big ole 5 pound hook jawed Rainbow. I told my guy that this was an exceptional time so enjoy it.

  • From the Journal of An Old Trout Guide - Spring 2013


    Spring Edition - 2013

    I have had the honor of taking of taking many, many people flyfishing over the years and the education process cuts both ways. They depend on me to introduce them to a brand new pursuit from the starting gate many times. Others may have varying degrees of experience, it makes no difference. We all learn from each other I will always believe. One of my favorite fishermen over over the years has been retired U.S.  Virginia Senator John Warner who was once married to Elizabeth Taylor. John is an experienced fisherman whom I have had a lot of fun with on several occasions.