Winter is when only the gonzo anglers come out to play. Everyone else is curled up by the wood stove, but a select few enjoy standing in water when the air temperature is below freezing. If you’re looking to be one of those anglers, look no further because this is the guide to winter fly fishing South River and Virginia.

Fishing at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, you might see snow-capped peaks when the sun pokes through the clouds. They’ll shine bright in the background as you mend your fly line and break ice from your guides.

If breaking ice from your guides doesn’t sound like a good time, then don’t worry. Virginia’s winters are mild compared to the rest of the country, with high temperatures generally in the 40s. Lows can get below freezing, so avoid fishing before mid-morning, as this is the best way to circumvent the worst of the cold weather. You should be wary of the …READ MORE.

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