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Tye River Float

Nelson County’s Route 151 is well known for its local wineries and breweries, and people flock to Wintergreen and Crabtree Falls for their slice of the outdoors. Here’s your chance to have a mountain and stream all to yourself. Private access to Meili Mountain allows us to fish for native and stocked brook trout in an inclusive environment. Fish the falls, pools, and pocket water of the upper Tye for brookies eager to pounce on small dry flies. Take a lunch break next to your own 30’ waterfall. This spot is only able to be seen from the property and is a great place to rest and take some photos.

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Finish your day by enjoying some of the local scene, or just kick back at a fishing camp while we prepare your custom meal and we bring the local to you. After a filling breakfast, hop on the raft to fish the Rockfish River. Though small, several stretches offer opportunities for smallmouth and largemouth bass, and warm water species abound. It’s always fun to see how many different types of fish you end up with. A shore lunch will keep you filled up as we end the day picking up local BBQ on the way back. The third day is your opportunity to customize your own trip. An early morning hike provides excellent images of Crabtree Falls, and spend the afternoon fishing the lower stretches of the falls. Another option is to head west towards Staunton where a private trophy trout stream awaits. After catching native brookies and smallmouth, get your local slam by landing 15”+ rainbows and browns in over a mile of stream.  Bring your camera and your sense of adventure for this one of a kind experience.

 

Nelson County provides a variety of lodging and dining options. We want you to experience your trip the way you want. That means we will handle everything. From daily prepared meals, transportation to the stream, gear, reservations and lodging. Please contact us today so we can put together your unique fly fishing experience.

 

Two people minimum $3500, Four people Maximum $6000

Itinerary 

 

Friday

8AM Meet at Meili Mountain for Brook Trout 

12PM Lunchtime Local Grilled Sausages with Onions and Peppers

and Skipping Rock Kolsch *

4PM Wrap up fishing for the day, Check into Parr’s Fishing Camp

6PM Dinner- Salmon with Roasted Potatoes and Asparagus with

Ox Eye Pinot Noir*

 

Saturday

7AM Prepared Breakfast*

8AM Launch Boat on Rockfish River

1PM Shoreside Lunch- Sandwiches with local bread, meats, and cheeses, fruit and Route 11 chips*

5PM-Land and Return to Parr’s Fishing Camp

6PM- Local BBQ with Bourbon and Beer*

 

Sunday

7AM Prepared Breakfast*

8AM Start hike for Crabtree Falls

12PM Shore Lunch- Smoked Brisket Sliders with Caramelized Onions and Coleslaw*

1PM Fish the lower Tye River around Crabtree Falls until ready to depart

*All Meals Are Samples. We Gather Products Locally Seasonally and are Happy to Work with Requests or Dietary Restrictions*

Call us today to reserve this trip at 540.280.3815

Package Details 

-Two Days Fishing on Private Trout Streams- Steep terrain, and necessary to travel up and down the banks, wade up to waist deep, and get up and down the banks.

-Streams are 20’-40’ wide, except for Rockfish River

-Float trip is possible: Be able to stand and cast from a boat with stability. Cast 40’-50’ comfortably for hours at a time. 

-Be able to fish a variety of flies- dries, nymphs, and streamers

for the best success

-All meals, equipment, and lodging provided

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