Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door
Virginia has a wide range of fishing opportunities, many of which can be tackled with fly fishing. However, to effectively fly fish, some degree of casting proficiency is required, thus I propose we make a trip out to the North Fork of the Moormans River. If you are casting line without a hook on it, then you do not need a fishing license; however, if you would like to try your luck and put a fly on the end of your line, you will need to buy a fishing license.
I have the following priority of attendees in mind:
(1) Beginner that wants to learn to fish
(2) Experienced angler (could possibly help teach casting)
(3) Anyone just looking to get outside / ok waiting on anglers.
We might need another driver, so that could factor in to priority.
Our schedule can be a bit flexible (return time in particular). It should take us ~35 minutes to drive out and park, and another ~40 minutes to hike to the spot I have in mind. We’ll go over some knots necessary to fishing and then get into practicing casting. If there are individuals that wish to try some fishing, then they can do so, and we will arrange a meet time and place, and then return to Charlottesville.
Number of attendees will be limited by who has their own gear and who is willing to share club gear.
> Any fishing gear you have
> Study sandals / shoe that you are comfortable hiking and potentially wading in.
> Fishing license if you wish to actually fish.
> A method of keeping the time
> Water (2 liters is preferable, but 1 may suffice)
> Lunch / snack food
> Polarized sunglasses
> Up to 3 fly fishing outfits
> Rides out there
A word on licenses:
You may wish to look through the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries’ website to decide what license(s) you want. You will need a statewide freshwater license. Other fishing licenses that could be useful are: stocked trout license and national forest permit.
To buy a fishing license online:
For regulations on fishing: