James River Fly Fishing

The 2nd most popular fly fishing river in Virginia.

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West of Richmond, the James River is a a premier smallmouth bass destination. It has several rock beds, riffles and grassy shores. When fly fishing on the James River, you can expect to find smallmouth bass around 15 inches. Keep in mind that this is a managed smallmouth fishery, so any fish between 14 to 2 inches mush be released back).

The best section for fly fishing the James River is from Bent Creek to Scottsville.

Overall, James River is the 2nd most popular fly fishing river of all 13 fly fishing spots in Virginia.


Local Contact(s):  Virginia Game Commission (804) 367-1000; Virginia Tourism (800) 847-4882; Jeffrey Wilkins Fly Fishing (336) 644-7775 ; Albemarle Angler (434) 977-6882; Mossy Creek Outfitters (540) 434-2444.

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

Best Season:  May-Sep.

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

Article Source:   Best James River Fly Fishing Review https://www.myriverguide.com/?id=21298

GPS:  37.74089, -78.407235

Date Published:  1/5/2016

Date Updated:  7/21/2016

ID:  21298

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