Fly Fishing

Fly fishing guides, news, and information on the small streams and big rivers of the Southeast. Trout, bass, musky, and panfish all catch a line here in the Blue Ridge, and we’ve got the skinny on everything you’ll need to hook ’em. Get gear, make plans, and find rivers here.

Trout stocked year-round for anglers in WV

Trout stocked year-round for anglers in WV Since January, West Virginia Division of Natural Resources biologists have been stocking trout in lakes and streams around the state. “We start stocking trout in January in some select waters,” Jim Hendrick, DNR’s hatchery program manager, said in a press release, “Then as February and March come along,…
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Outdoor Updates: WV fishing license applicants can now opt into organ donation

WV fishing license applicants can now opt into organ donation With the passage of Senate Bill 613, registering as an organ donor just got easier in West Virginia. The state has become one of the first to offer the option to register as an organ donor when applying for a fishing or hunting license, in…
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Fly Fishing the Space Between Seasons

For one writer, a float trip down eastern Tennessee’s South Holston River provides reflection as he finds patience in letting go and peace in realizing his son is growing up. When I am able, time spent fly fishing the waters of eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina’s Appalachian Mountains is how I like to transition…
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All In a Day’s Work

Nakiesha Bridgers leads a trip on the river. How did outdoor professionals get their start? As more people are headed outside, outdoor recreation is increasingly an economic factor for towns and states across our region. Virginia just became the fifteenth state to establish an Office of Outdoor Recreation. In its most recent report, the Bureau…
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Reeling and Healing

It’s easy to understand the appeal of fly fishing to nature lovers. The meditative repetition of casting and reeling while standing in the midst of serene wildlife brings much-needed peace and escape from our fast-paced reality.  But something that isn’t as easy to understand is cancer. The emotional toll it brings upon its victims and…
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Leading the Charge

Photo of Lauren Hughes by Tyler Allen Meet 16 Young Athletes and Outdoor Entrepreneurs who are changing the face of Adventure  In a time where our environment faces threats from every angle, it is encouraging to learn that not all hope is lost. We searched high and low for young environmentalists, athletes, musicians, and outdoors…
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Two Guppies Go Fly Fishing

The Live Outside and Play Road Team try fly fishing with Tenkara USA rods.
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Happy Birthday West Virginia!

Every year on June 20th, the Mountain State celebrates a very special day – its birthday! This year West Virginia is turning 156 years old. How much do you know about the east coast’s best-kept secret? West Virginia is home to… Nearly 50 state parks and forests. Outdoor adventure of all kinds can be found all…
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