Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door
I wasn’t able to get out a couple weekends ago, but I’m still itching to get on the water. This time, I’ve set my sights on Jackson River, in Hidden Valley, which is about 2 hours away.
This is not a trip for first-time anglers; however, if you have even a modicum of experience, this trip may be for you. Also, if you don’t have it, the fishing license (license + trout permit + USFS stamp) totals $50 for a yearly license.
If you’re still interested, you may have a choice to make. The club has 3 fly fishing sets, and 2 brand new spin fishing sets. The club also has 3 waders now, which I assume will be the limiting gear, so I will put the trip limit as 4, and may bump it to 5 if someone has their own gear.
Jackson has special regulations (16″ minimum, 2 fish per day limit). I intend to fish this stretch, which requires walking in about a mile.
> fishing license (permits will depend on where we go)
>> buy at: http://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/horf/
> Polarized sunglasses
> Fishing gear (+waders) if you have it
> Secure sandals if you are ok with chilly water.
>> I would highly encourage using waders
> A camera
> Water bottle(s), snacks
> Packed (or eaten) breakfast and lunch
> A ride
> Fishing gear if you need it:
>> 3 sets of fly rods; 2 sets of spinning rods
>> 3 waders (men’s size 9, 10, and 13)
> Bacpack if you need it.
For regulations on fishing: