Best West Virginia Fly Fishing Rivers

West Virginia has 8 fly fish spots.

  September 17, 2018

Located in the US, the fly fishing in West Virginia offers more than a half-dozen beautiful trout streams. The best West Virginia fly fishing based on popularity are considered to be Cranberry River, Seneca Creek, Glady Fork River, Shavers Fork River, and West Fork Greenbrier River. For a detailed fly fishing river description and printable river access map, just select a West Virginia fly fishing river or stream below.



Where Can I Fly Fish In West Virginia?


FEATURED:  Cranberry River

  West Virginia

  March 24, 2018

Northwest of Marlington and west of Slatyfork, the Cranberry River is a shallow mountain stream that has made a huge comeback over the past 20 years. It is one of the top fisheries in the state with plenty of stocked brown trout and rainbow trout.


FEATURED:  Seneca Creek

  West Virginia

  March 24, 2018

East of Elkins near Senaca Rocks, the Seneca Creek is a 10 mile stream known for brook trout and rainbow trout. The Seneca Creek is not well-known and you may not see any other fly fishermen on its 9 miles of fly fishing waters.


FEATURED:  West Fork Greenbrier River

  West Virginia

  July 2, 2016

East of Charleston and south of Elkins, the West Fork Greenbrier River is popular for fly fishing for its trout. The West Fork Greenbrier River starts north of Durbin and flows south to the Greenbrier River confluence near Durbin. The river is stocked by the state.


FEATURED:  Shavers Fork River

  West Virginia

  July 21, 2016

East of Charleston and south of Elkins, the Shavers Fork Of The Cheat River is popular for fly fishing for its trout. The best section for fly fishing on the Shavers Fork Of The Cheat River is the five mile stretch from the Whitemeadow Run confluence downstream to the McGee Run confluence.


FEATURED:  Glady Fork River

  West Virginia

  July 22, 2016

East of Charleston and southeast of Elkins, the Glady Fork River is popular for fly fishing for its brook trout.


FEATURED:  Second Creek

  West Virginia

  July 22, 2016

Southeast of Charleston and Beckley, the Second Creek is popular for fly fishing its rainbow trout and brown trout. The Second Creek starts up on Peters Mountain and is fed by numerous springs resulting in low water temperatures. The Second Creek flows through hardwood forest and meadows on the way to the Greenbrier River confluence.


FEATURED:  Elk River

  West Virginia

  July 23, 2016

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.


FEATURED:  Williams River

  West Virginia

  September 17, 2018

West of Slatyfork, the Williams River is popular with fly fishermen. The best stretch of the Williams River for fly fishing is the two mile section below Tea Creek Campground. This section is accessed via FS86.