Spring is the best time for brook trout fishing in the Shenandoah!
Karli Rogers and Mary Beth Martin, two of our CWA members, will lead a fly fishing trip to the Rapidan River in the Rapidan River Wildlife Management Area. The area is a catch and release fishery with barbless hooks required so the brook trout can be returned safely to the river.
The trip is limited to 8 additional CWA fishers. Recommended equipment: 5wt or 6wt rod, 8.5 or 9 foot; 1 or 2 leaders (7.5 feet, 4X or 3X). Flies that have worked nicely in the past include Mr. Rapidan, Humpys. Royal Wulffs, Blue Duns, Pheasant Tail Nymphs and Prince Nymphs. Please bring your waders and wading boots. A wading staff is highly recommended. You will need a Virginia freshwater fishing license, a trout stamp and a National Forest Stamp. These can be purchased on line at https://dwr.virginia.gov/licenses/.