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Fly Fishing In the Shenandoah Valley Around Luray

Updated: Feb 7



Many people enjoy coming to the Shenandoah Valley for a summer vacation. Shenandoah National Park is readily available to the East and the South Fork of the Shenandoah splits the valley, allowing for a variety of canoe, tubing, and kayak activities. Luray Caverns is a big draw, and there are several little towns dotted up and down the valley full of shops and restaurants. Heading west is the George Washington National Forest, full of campgrounds perfect for a rustic camp out. Many folks stay in Luray, VA for fishing on the Shenandoah or for lodging in a log cabin in the mountains.


A Luray, VA Getaway-More Than Just Caves


One of the biggest attractions in the area is Luray Caverns. This geological wonder allows people to explore well below the depths of the earth. Stalagmites rise from the floor, while you're looking for stalactites waiting to give you a good headache. Be aware that it is always 55 degrees down there, even in the middle of the summer you need a jacket. The Hawksbill Greenway is also another way to stretch your legs in a well-lit daytime setting, no jacket required. The Speakeasy is a required stop for an evening cocktail after a day of fishing or hiking.


Middle River Outfitters Fishing Trips


We get calls from plenty of families lodging and camping on a weekend getaway asking about what fly fishing trips we offer. I tell them that Page County and the surrounding area offers some of the best fishing in the area. The trout fishing can be a little tough in the summer if the water gets too low, but fishing in the Shenandoah River for small mouth bass and sunfish is a great way to spend the day.


We offer float trips on what is said to be the best smallmouth bass rivers in Virginia. If possible we also offer trips into the blue ridge mountains for wild brook trout. If you have a younger group, or are inexperienced, we also offer lessons on a stocked trout stream or on a private pond full of fish for easier catching. Plenty of fish for kids and the occasional largemouth bass to give them a thrill. And the best part of the private water, besides having the place to yourself, is that you do not need to purchase a freshwater fishing license for one day out.


So if you are sitting on your cabin's front porch on the banks of the Shenandoah and decide you want to go fish, give us a call. With a variety of options we can get you out on the water. Shenandoah Valley is one of the best spots for fishing in Virginia, let us show you how to do it with a fly rod.






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