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Fly Fish near
Washington DC

Discover the joy of fly fishing near Washington, D.C. in the picturesque Luray area, just a short drive from the nation's capital.

Float down the scenic Shenandoah River casting for smallmouth and largemouth bass, or come to our private pond for lessons and family fun.

Another 30 minutes south puts you on some of the best waters of Shenandoah Valley. Rainbow, brown trout, and trophy smallmouth are all options just two hours from the Washington Monument.


Trout Fishing on Private Water

We offer a variety of experiences to suit every angler’s ability. Our private one acre stocked trout pond is located an hour and a half away from downtown and its the perfect setting for lessons, beginners, and children. We provide all the equipment necessary for a day of fresh air and fishing.


For more experienced anglers and full day trips Middle River Outfitters floats the Shenandoah for smallmouth and largemouth bass, and a private stream for rainbow and brown trout is a little more than a half hour drive from our private pond location. 

Why Choose Us

Our friendly guides are not only experts in their field but also exceptional teachers, ensuring that beginners feel comfortable and confident from the moment they step into the water. We take pride in our believe that everyone, regardless of their level of experience, can enjoy the thrill of fly fishing.   


We are proud to foster a culture of inclusivity and diversity. We warmly welcome individuals of all backgrounds, so come as you are and leave as an angler. At Middle River Outfitters, you'll find not just exceptional fishing experiences but also a kind and friendly community that celebrates the rich tapestry of our angling family.​

Need Accommodations or Have a Larger Group? Middle River Outfitters can arrange it all for you. From waterside lodging to groups of up to 12, we can get you on the water. 

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Fly Fishing in Shenandoah National Park

Fly fishing in Shenandoah National Park is a guide to the best angling experiences amidst breathtaking natural beauty. Shenandoah streams offer fly fishers the opportunity to explore a diverse range of fishing options. From chasing native brook trout in pristine mountain streams to seeking the elusive brown and rainbow trout in the Shenandoah River, there's something for every angler.


Fishing within the park's boundaries is a unique experience, where you'll need a valid Virginia state fishing license and adhere to Shenandoah National Park fishing regulations.

The park's streams consistently produce large brook trout, and the best hatches can be found in areas like the Rapidan River and Moormans River. 


The best time to fish varies by season, but whenever you choose to explore Shenandoah's waters, the opportunity to catch nice trout and enjoy the thrill of fly fishing awaits. So, immerse yourself in the recreational fishing options that Shenandoah National Park streams have to offer and discover the joy of catching wild trout in this pristine wilderness.

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