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    Virginia Fly Fishing Guide - John Roberts and Angler  

    MARCH 8, 2019EXCELLENT CONDITIONS -- Stream flows are higher  but the streams are running beautiful emerald type colors now. Great time for fishing streamers and weighted flies. Mountain headwaters are in excellent trout gettin' shape.   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. Please contact me in person if you would  like to design a trip for your needs and experience level. 1800-882-1145. John. 

     

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     2019 MARCH FLYFISHING OVERVIEW -- March is an exciting changeover month for fishing Virginia trout waters.  Winter stoneflies are  still active  and the heat of  the day can see many other Mayfly and Caddis hatches. Water temps will ramp up as the month progresses and this is where the excitement comes in . As these go up in the 45- 50 degree range  the presence of aquatic insects plays huge for  any plans to catch trout. It's time for them  start eatin' again. Most of the Special Reg and Delayed harvest streams have better numbers of trout this spring  as the state of Va has stocked these public waters and there has been a better carry and distribution of the fish due to all the rain and high flows Jan-Feb..  Spring creeks are excellent. . We  have openings  for our Introductory Trips  as well as our Stream trips the next  months. We actually take some of the biggest trout of the year this in March even on mid 35 -45 degree high days. Layers are important.

     

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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.