We now have earrings available for purchase! All of them are made to order, so you get exactly what you would like from a color and size perspective. Please contact us and we can custom design a pair (or more) for you or that special lady in your life. $15/pair Flat rate of $5 shipping.
Located in or near Richmond, Virginia, and ever wanted to learn how to fly fish? The winter, or the fly fishing off-season, if you will, is a prime time to do so! While the fishing is slow, learning how to fly cast in the winter allows an angler the opportunity to practice in their free time, so when the waters warm come spring, they can be armed and ready for hungry fish.
Many of our clients want to learn “on the fly,” meaning while they are fishing. While this certainly can be successful (they often are), we have found that taking a bit of time to learn the basic mechanics of fly casting in one of our private lessons exponentially improves the experience for those getting into the sport or looking to knock the rust off. Fly fishing, while not difficult, does take three or four main tenants to be aware of when learning to cast. Working solely on these tenants first prior to actually fishing will lead to improved casting distance, accuracy and better overall casting and fish fighting performance once on the water. Our instructors help all of our clients build a foundation of casting skills in a short, two hour lesson, which can immediately be translated to on the water success.
Our lessons are held at Byrd Park in Richmond, Virginia. With wide open spaces and a large pond to practice casting in, we can help teach anyone from no experience, to those looking for a tune up prior to a tournament or visit to a far off location for any species!
All you need is a positive, can do attitude and a willingness to listen, and we’ll have you fly casting, or greatly improved casting, in under two hours.
Fly Tying is another aspect of the sport that can be learned during the off season. When it’s snowing outside and the rivers are frozen over, beat the cabin fever spending a few hours cranking out Woolly Buggers in preparation for the upcoming summer season. Like fly fishing, fly tying can appear daunting. It isn’t! It simply takes a few small tips and tricks to get going before the beginner is off to the races, tying their own flies. There is nothing more gratifying than catching a fish on a fly tied by oneself! We can teach first time beginners or those with years of experience how to improve their tying skills.
If you’re looking for the perfect gift for that special someone in your family this Christmas, why not a two hour fly fishing or fly tying lesson?
Contact us with any questions!
Rain, rain, go away! This has been the wettest summer we can ever remember. It has certainly fouled up our fishing in much of Virginia, but never fear, the fishing is very good right now.
Out in the Chesapeake Bay there are lots of schoolie stripers to be caught on our kayaking trips. There are also the occasional redfish showing up!
Around Richmond, the Chickahominy has been fishing well for bass, pickerel and the feisty bowfin. The James River is still too high to fish, but the North Anna is at great wading levels and perfect for anglers of all skill levels.
Smallmouth fishing on the New is really heating up. The water is up, but clear. The fish are actively hitting cicada poppers, which we have for sale on this site. This September, we will be offering float trips on the upper New River for trophy smallmouth bass. This is an excellent time of the year to catch a trophy fish, on top! Contact us for more info on these world class float trips for big bronzebacks!
Don't forget, if you want to learn to fly fish, we offer casting lessons in Byrd Park! Contact us to set up a lesson and we will have you casting and addicted to fly fishing in no time!
As many of you know, we have had rains of nearly historical proportions throughout the state of Virginia through May and June.
This has led to tough fishing conditions to say the least. The good news is water levels have finally retreated in Central VA and we are taking lots of folks out to the North Anna River for a variety of species.
Several folks are taking trips to fish the Chickahominy Reservoir with us, as well as out on the Chesapeake Bay trips at the mouth of the Rappahannock River for striped bass and croaker. Summer is a great time of the year to fish for bowfin and largemouth bass on the Chick, see the photos below of some big fish caught on our very own Bangarang fly!
Give us a call to plan your trip!
The river are all blown out across the state. It may be another week before the James or New are even close to fishable after all of the rain earlier this week. That being said, the high mountain streams in the Parks are running very well and the trout are whacking dry flies with a vengeance!
Also, this weekend is the South River Fly Fishing Expo in Waynesboro. I'll have a booth set up and be giving a presentation Saturday and Sunday on shallow water redfish techniques. There should be several good tiers and lots of good fly fishing info, plus some beer!
Thanks to everyone who stopped by and said hello at the Virginia Fly Fishing and Wine Festival last weekend! It was a blast meeting many of you and I look forward to fishing with you this season!
The next show I will be attending will be The Fly Fishing Show in Atlanta on February 2nd and 3rd. I'll be tying flies and talking all things fly fishing and have some flies and swag for sale as well. This is one of the best shows in the country, come check it out!
Finally, I will have a tying station at the South River Fly Fishing Expo on April 21 and will be speaking there about shallow water fishing for redfish!