Jackson River Special Reg Fishing Well

Judd Walls and Greg Safford spent a morning on the special regulation section of the Jackson River the first weekend in November.  It was an overcast morning with periodic drizzle,  and we never saw another person fishing.  The water was flowing extremely well and was crystal clear.   Entering at the upper end (Poor Farm Road), we fished mostly streamers (Grey Ghost size 8-10) and were able to pull 6-8 fish each in just a few hours. We have consistently been able to pull nice fish (14-16 inch) out of the Jackson, and entering from the top is a much shorter walk (though still 20 minutes) to the special reg section than the Heavenly Valley approach from the bottom.  It is an outstanding section of water, and the required walk seems to keep stream traffic down.

Greg Safford with an 18" rainbow caught during their day trip to the Jackson River

Greg Safford with an 18" rainbow caught during their day trip to the Jackson River

Judson Walls with a nice 16" rainbow

Judson Walls with a nice 16" rainbow

Canceled–February 7, 2010–Rapidan Chapter Annual Fishing Show

The Annual Fishing Show is canceled due to sever weather.

Elk River and Elk Springs Resort

Lot's of very large fish in this pool

Lot's of very large fish in this pool

Greg Safford and Judson Walls spent a wonderful September Saturday on the Elk River C&R section in Monterville, WV.  We stayed at the Elk River Resort and were treated like long lost friends.  The owners and staff of the Elk River Resort are just very pleasant and accommodating people.  The Elk River is a lovely spring-fed, freestone, but at full flow, could rival many of the classic western rivers in size.  The fish were ample and large, but, on this trip, were very wary due to the clarity of the water and the low flows.  Unique to this outing was our first experience with 8X and 9X tippet and flies so small they were difficult to see, let alone tie on.  We used size 28 BWOs and dropped a size 32 Pheasant Tail nymph about 18 inches below.  Quite the change from our Colorado trip where our streamers are measured in inches of length.

You will be astonished at the number of rainbows and browns inhabiting the large pool right at the resort’s main property and in the spring-fed ponds (that used to be a trout hatchery) right beside the fly shop and restaurant.  The Elk River is consistently rated one of the best trout streams in West Virginia, and many rate it one of the best in the east.  It is about a 5 hour drive from Warrenton, but if you can spend the night, well worth the time.

Meeting Minutes from the November 4, 2009 Chapter Meeting

The Rapidan Chapter TU meeting was called to order by Kevin Daniels/Pres. at 7:30pm on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at Sun Trust Bank in Warrenton. We introduced ourselves around the room, and 20 people were present. One new member from “Lake of the Woods” was present (Bob Fish) & was introduced to Danny Delongis & John O’Toole/Lake of the Woods members.

The Christmas party is at Kevin & Barbara Daniels house in Nokesville at 6:00pm, Saturday, December  5, 2009.   If you plan to come, email Kevin (2educ8rs@gmail.com) and bring a side dish (veggie, snacks, or dessert). Read more »

March 3, 2010–Rapidan Chapter Meeting

Join us at our chapter meeting on March 3, 2010, at the Sun Trust Bank in Warrenton.  Our meeting will begin at 7:30 PM.  Look forward to seeing you there.  The topic of discussion for this meeting–“Members favorite fishing spot”.

CLICK HERE to see the Meeting Agenda

February 3, 2010–Rapidan Chapter Meeting

Join us at our chapter meeting on February 3, 2010, at the Sun Trust Bank in Warrenton.  Our meeting will begin at 7:30 PM.  Look forward to seeing you there.

January 6, 2010–Rapidan Chapter Meeting

Join us at our chapter meeting on January 6, 2010, at the Sun Trust Bank in Warrenton.  Our meeting will begin at 7:30 PM.  Look forward to seeing you there.

December 5, 2009–Rapidan Chapter Annual Christmas Party

The Annual Christmas Party is at Kevin and Barbara Daniels house in Nokesville, VA on Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 6:00 PM.

If you plan to come, email Kevin (2educ8rs@gmail.com) and bring a side dish (veggies, snacks, or dessert).

From I 95

Take the 234 north exit. Go approx. 8 miles and turn Left on Bristow Road (across from the landfill) Follow Bristow for a short distance- you will see Crosby’s Crab House on your left. At the intersection after Crosby’s, turn left on Aden Road. Proceed straight through the first stop sign, then 8 miles to the second stop sign at Aden Grocery.  Turn right on Fleetwood, go to next stop sign about  1½ miles.  Turn right.  The house is the second driveway on the right.

Home-703 594-3026           cell 703 475-7107                               2educ8rs@gmail.com

For a map to Kevin and Barbara’s house CLICK HERE