Fly Fishing in the Shenandoah Valley

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  Waking up, walking down to the river as the sun rises over the mountains and watching steam lift off the water. You cast your rod into your favorite fishing hole and first try you snag a Wily Brook Trout. Imagine having this oasis right out your back door. Owning a piece of riverfront farm property provides endless opportunities for adventure, one particular adventurous activity would be fly fishing.  Virginia having some of the best fly fishing waters around and in particular Shenandoah Valley Mountain streams. So why not purchase a piece of riverfront property with some of these pristine waters running through your property?
  Riverfront streams in Virginia are some of the rare places left to fly fish for native strain of Wily Brook Trout and 90% of Virginia’s trout are native to these waters. Other popular game fish in these waters include rainbow trout, brown trout, small mouth or largemouth bass and other wild trout species. Fly fishing is open year round but according to Virginia Game and Inland Fisheries the best time to fish for wild trout is spring, fall and mild winter periods when waters are still warm. To take advantage of catching some of Virginia’s wild trout best place to fish is one of the 70 streams located within the Shenandoah National Park. Some favorite spots to fish that other anglers have recommended are the following:

  • Rapidan River: Northern part of park and Camp Hoover Stream
  • Hughes River
  • Southern Fork of South River
  • Mossy Creek has 3 miles of fly fishing only waters

  Having a piece of riverfront property will allow you to have your own personal access to these amazing fishing waters any time you please or  turn your property into a fishing retreat for other anglers. Virginia has a vast selection of riverfront farm properties for sale and our agents at Virginia Estates can help you find that perfect property. Whether you are looking for a multi-use farm, personal property or hundred acre estates, our agents can assist you in finding what you are looking for.