Mossy Creek Fly Fishing

The 11th most popular fly fishing river in Virginia.

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Northeast of Charlottesville, the Mossy Creek is known for its brown and rainbow trout fly fishing. Mossy Creek is world famous and has been written up in numerous publications. It is a limestone creek known for its wild brown trout, but also has some wild rainbow trout, too. It flows north along the Washington National Forest and the Shenandoah National Park.

Most of the creek is on private land, but there are 3 miles of Mossy Creek open to the public. Its typically 20 feet wide.

Mossy Creek is open year-round, and is subject to special regulations. Anglers are required to register for a free permit to fish on the stream since it is on private land, use only single-hook, artificial flies, fly fishing only, and observe a creel limit of one trout per day. The typical practice is catch-and-release.

Overall, Mossy Creek is the 11th most popular fly fishing river of all 13 fly fishing spots in Virginia.

MORE INFORMATION

Local Contact(s):  Virginia Game Commission (804) 367-1000; Jeffrey Wilkins Fly Fishing (336) 644-7775 ; Albemarle Angler (434) 977-6882; Mossy Creek Fly Shop, Bridgewater, (540) 828-0033; Blue Ridge Angler, Harrisonburg, (540) 547-3474.

Recommended Book:  "Flyfishers Guide To Virginia" from David Hart

Reference Source:  click here http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/fishing/

GPS:  38.359006, -79.084246

Date Published:  1/3/2016

Date Updated:  9/17/2018

ID:  21297

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