Elk River Fly Fishing

The 6th most popular fly fishing river in West Virginia.

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East of Charleston and southwest of Elkins, the Elk River is popular for fly fishing for its rainbow trout and brown trout.

The best section of the Elk River for fly fishing is the Elk Springs Catch And Release section. There is a two mile stretch from the Elk Springs Campground running downstream to the Rose Run Bridge (Randolph County). There is good access provided by County Road 49, and then below Valley Fork, there is access via Elk River Road.

Overall, Elk River is the 6th most popular fly fishing river of all 8 fly fishing spots in West Virginia.


Local Contact(s):  WV Tourism (800) CALLWVA

Recommended Book:  "Orvis Fly Fishing Guide" from Tom Rosenbauer

Base Camp:  Elk River Inn (304) 572-3771

Luxury Loding:  Elk Springs Resort (304) 339-2359

Article Source:   Best Elk River Fly Fishing Review https://www.myriverguide.com/?id=22769

GPS:  38.538918, -80.155821

Date Published:  12/26/2015

Date Updated:  7/23/2016

ID:  22769

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