Join Us on a Fish With A Friend Outing

The spring trout season is finally upon us and the reports are excellent.  Water flows are strong, hatches are robust, and the fish are biting.  One member spent Saturday afternoon in the SNP on the Rose River and caught 12 brookies all on one Parachute Royal Coachman fly.  Join us on one of the FWF outings to see new water, improve your skills, or just spend time with quality people.

You can see the entire schedule by CLICKING HERE.  Or send a email to Fred Kallmeyer ( if you want to receive the FWF updates via email.  Detailed updates about each trip are also posted on the home page beforehand.

August 12, 2015 FWF Rappahannock River

Hi–Lets meet FredK/host at 7am, Wednesday, August 12 at Rock Wall parking area(Phelps WMA) on Kellys Ford Road east of Remington. There is ~10 minute walk to river. Bring bug repellent, wet wading footwear, wading staff, water, snacks, poppers, nymphs, streamers, & buggers. Email if you plan to attend.

Thanks, Fred

July 22, 2015 Rappahannock River

Hi–Lets meet ChuckH/host at 4:30pm Wednesday, July 22 at Phelps WMA Rock Wall parking lot(~1 mile upstream of Kellys Ford on Kellys Ford Road). Bring wet wading gear, wading staff, poppers, streamers, clousers, & nymphs. A 10 minute walk to river.


July 11, 2015 FWF Kellys Ford–CANCELED

Hi–Lets meet DougF/host at 8am Saturday at Kellys Ford bridge parking lot on Rappahanock River  in Remington. Wet wading; bring staff, poppers, streamers, & wooly buggers. Also water, snacks, & bug spray.  Event canceled due to high water & early Sat am rain forecast.


July 1, 2015 FWF Rapidan/Germanna-CANCELED

Hi–Lets meet Danny/Fred at 7:30am Wednesday, July 1 at east end of  route 3 bridge in Locust Grove near Germanna College. Bring water, snacks, bug repellent, small poppers, streamers, wooly buggers, & wading staff.

Email if you plan to attend.   This event has been canceled due to very high & dirty water from Saturday rain storm.

June 20, 2015 FWF SF Shenandoah

Hi–Lets meet Host/BillH at 8am, Saturday, June 20 at Big Lots parking lot in Front Royal(intersection of route 55 & 522S) for wet wading fishing. Bring wading staff, water, snacks, bug spray, poppers, streamers, wooly buggers, crawdads, & nymphs. Email willhobson if you plan to attend.


June 13, 2015 Camp Special Love

Hi–Lets join host/BillH at 9am Saturday, June 13 at Fairfax shelter at 4H Center in Front Royal. In the am, we plan to help cancer kids collect aquatic insects & identify them. After lunch, we’ll help them catch fish in the pond until ~3pm.   Email if you plan to attend.

June 10, 2015 FWF SF Shenandoah River-CANCELED HIGH WATER

Hi–Lets meet host/Joe G at 8am Wednesday, June 10 at Bealers Ferry sign on roadside(6013 South Page Valley Road, Luray; (Grandview Drive intersection#2)). Bring chest waders(or wet wading), staff, poppers, streamers, clousers, & nymphs. Email if plan to attend.

June 3, 2015 FWF Fishing/Picnic

Hi–Lets join Fred Fox/host at his place in Orlean at 5:30pm Wednesday, June 3 for pond fishing and cookout/picnic. Plan to bring snacks, dessert, or beverages for several persons. Bring bass & sunfish flies for pond fishing. Thursday, June 4 is the rain makeup date. Directions will be emailed to chapter FWF list about one week in advance and are available upon request(


May 29, 30 2015 FWF Jackson River

Hi–Lets meet Andy Holmaas/host at 2pm Friday, May 29 at Poor Farm Road & Jackson River bridge off route 220(~10 miles north of Warm Springs). Bring chest waders, wading staff, sulphurs, BH caddis, terrestrials,  streamers, bug repellent, water, & snacks. Motels  & camping available in Warm Springs(Try Hilltop Motel, Google Maps, etc). Email if you plan to attend.

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The Rapidan Chapter is currently supporting TIC in 18 schools for the 2014-15 school year. They are located in six counties. Most of the schools are in Fauquier, but we also have schools in Culpeper, Rappahannock, Madison, Prince William, and Stafford. Six of the schools are elementary schools, four are middle schools, and eight are high schools. There are 13 Trout Unlimited Chapters throughout Virginia working with over 220 schools this year. Continue Reading »