John Roberts,

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    EMAILED INSTANTLY- 1-800-882-1145

                                         

    Great Trout Fishing Year Round

    Openings Available for Introductory Trips and For The Experienced

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    Virginia Fly Fishing Guide - John Roberts and Angler  

    MAY 25 , 2019EXCELLENT CONDITIONS --  I have openings in the coming week and Holiday.Nice flows now with lots of very active high energy trout. May is one of the best months to be on a Virginia trout stream.  Top water action has been great this week with terrestrials making the rounds earlier than usual.   Some of the best days are the  cloudy  ones with spring showers.  Spring flowers along the streams and the sounds of the warblers and wrens along  them add to the specialness of May fishing. I have  Openings for our Introduction to Flyfishing  Trips and stream trips for the more experienced. The public Special Reg Reg waters have good numbers of trout from several stockings. Please contact me in person if you would  like to design a trip for your needs and experience level. 1800-882-1145. John. 

     

    SPECIAL REG STOCKINGS- Buffalo Creek Special Reg areas received 1000 10'' Browns in late February. The Hidden Valley Special Reg section was stocked by  VDGIF swift water rafts in early March,. All of the other Special Reg areas have good number of trout now including the Pedlar Delayed Harvest last week. 4/10- Jackson River- Special Reg area. April 19- Big Back Creek Delayed Harvest

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     2019 MAY FLYFISHING OVERVIEW --  This Spring has been a wet one here in the Highlands  and higher flows  have kept most  h streams & rivers  running higher than normal. This means good carry over of the trout stocked in the public Special Reg areas from last Fall and Winter.  You will find more acclimated fish in these waters right ow..Native brookie streams are great, best days to fish for the bigger ones on these is after a Spring shower . The big ones come out when the water shows a light greenish color so don't let rain stop you.  MAY, it's one f the best. We  have openings  for our Introductory Trips  as well as our Stream trips the next  months. 

     

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    A Day On A Virginia Trout Stream is Hard to Beat- Our Intro Trips Provide  an Excellent First Step In Learning to Flyfish- Year Round!

  • 2013 Fall Rainbow 

    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. 

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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.

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    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.