2017 Fish With A Friend

Join us for a relaxing day on one of our many terrific area streams. Learn the local secrets, meet our local members, or just fish.

Whether a beginner wanting to learn, experienced but wanting to see new water, or just have a fun day on the streams with others, our Fish With a Friend program is great fun. More information will be posted on the website as each event nears. Contact Fred Kallmeyer (fredkall@aol.com) to be put on the email list that will go out before each trip.

Here is the latest schedule for Fish With a Friend events. Fred Kallmeyer will be sending out an email reminder several days prior to each event, so contact Fred (fredkall@aol.com) via email if you want to receive the FWF updates. Check back here or on the web site calendar for changes. An email will also be sent the day before a FWF event if it is cancellled/postponed.

Unless otherwise noted, we will be fishing for trout on each outing. For those of you new to the sport, suggestions are provided for trout flies you can pick up in advance. However, our resident experts will always have a few flies they particularly prefer, and will likely have an extra in their “boxes of secrets.”

Bring water, snacks, insect repellent, rod outfit, flies & wading gear to all events.

Mar 4 (Sat)-Rapidan River—Hosted by: RedBourdage/FredKallmeyer

  • Location: 9 am @ Graves Mill Rd/route 662 end
  • Flies: Bring Mr Rapidan#12-dry, bead head nymphs (Hares Ear, Pheasant Tail, Prince, etc. sizes 12-16)

Mar 15 (Wed)-Rapidan River/Graves Mill—Hosted by: John Long/Fred Kallmeyer

  • Location: 9am @ Graves Mill at end of Graves Mill Road/662.
  • Flies: Bring streamers, (Adams, Elk Hair Caddis, Quill Gordon, etc., sizes 12-16), and Bead Head nymphs (Hares Ear, Prince, etc., sizes 12-16

Mar 25 (Sat)-Rapidan River Cleanup/Picnic/Tuneup—Hosted by: Chuck Hoysa

  • Location: 9:00 am @ Criglersville Elementary School, Criglersville VA
  • Bring Bead Head nymphs (Hares Ear, Pheasant Tail, Prince, etc. sizes 12-16)

April 17 (Mon)-Mossy Creek FF–Guided #1(8 chapter members, $90 each)

  • Location: 8 am @ Mossy Creek Fly Shop/Harrisonburg
  • Flies:  Bring steamers, muddlers, nymphs, and dries
  • Apr 14 (Fri)-Robinson River–Hosted by Doug Farmer
    • Location: 10am @ Criglersville Elementary School, Criglersville,VA
    • Flies: Bring BH nymphs (Hares ear, Pheasant tail, Prince, etc., sizes 12-16), and streamers


May 6 (Sat)-TBD-Hosted by Kyle Dingus

  • Location: 8 am @
  • Bring dries (Adams, Mr. Rapidan, Royal Wulff, Coachman, etc., sizes 12-16) and Bead Head nymphs (Hares Ear, Pheasant Tail, Prince, etc., sizes 12-16)

May 15 (Mon)-Mossy Creek FF-Guided#2(8 chapter members, $90 each)-See April 17 above

May 31(Wed) NF Shenandoah River—Hosted by: Andy Holmaas

  • Location: noon @ Mt Jackson at route 720 covered bridge off of route 11.
  • Bring chest waders & staff. Bring poppers, craws, & streamers.

Jun 7 (Wed(Thurs-Rain Makeup))-Chapter Picnic/Pond Fishing–Hosted by: Hoysa farm

  • Location: 5 pm @ Hoysa farm-west of Warrenton; Springs Rd west; LT Opal Rd, LT March Wales Rd & roadside parking, & to pond.
  • Flies:  Bring bass pond poppers, streamers, & nymphs

Jun 14 (Wed)-South Fork Shenandoah River—Hosted by: Bill Hobson-Smallmouth bass

  • Location: 9 am @ Front Royal-Route 55/522/Big Lots
  • Flies: Bring poppers, wooly buggers, crayfish imitations, & wading staff

Jun 21(Wed)-SF Shenandoah River-Hosted by Andy Holmaas-Smallmouth bass

. Location:  9am@ Luray at Bixlers Bridge on route 675.

. Flies: Bring poppers, woolybuggers, craws, & wading staff.

Jun 28 (Wed)-Rapidan River/Germanna College—Hosted by: Danny Delongis/Fred K-Smallmouth bass

  • Location: 7:30 am @ Route 3 bridge eastbound (east end)-minimal parking/please carpool
  • Flies: Bring staff, small poppers & streamers

Jul 8 (Sat)-Rappahannock River-Hosted by Doug Farmer-Smallmouth Bass

  • Location: 8 am @ Kelly’s Ford parking area in Summerduck
  • Flies: Bring staff, poppers, & streamers

Jul 19 (Wed)-Rappahannock River—Hosted by: Chuck Hoysa-Smallmouth Bass

  • Location: 5 pm @ Phelps Wildlife Management Area/Rock Wall parking area (~1 mile upstream of Kelly’s Ford on Kelly’s Ford Road), east of Remington, 10 minute hike to river
  • Flies: Bring small poppers, streamers and wading staff

Jul 28 (Fri)-Phelps WMA pond–Hosted by:  Bill Hobson-Largemouth Bass & Bluegills

  • Location:  8 am off Sumerduck Road-east of Kellys Ford in Sumerduck
  • Flies:  Bring streamers, poppers and spinning outfits

Aug 9 (Wed)-Rappahannock River —Hosted by: Hosted by: Fred Kallmeyer-Smallmouth Bass

  • Location: 7:30 am @ Phelps WMA/Rock Wall parking area(~1 mile upstream of Kellys Ford, on Kellys Ford Road), east of Remington, 10 minute walk
  • Flies: Bring small poppers, streamers, and wading staff

Aug 19 (Sat)-SF Shenandoah River/Alma–Hosted by: ChuckH/JoeR-Smallmouth Bass

  • Location: 7:30am @ Route 340Bus bridge parking lot(southwest of Luray/Stanley)-Smallmouth Bass
  • Flies: Bring wading staff, poppers, streamers

Sep 2 (Sat)-Rose River—Hosted by: Mike McCaffery

  • Location: 8 am @ end of route 670/Syria at SNP boundary
  • Flies: (Adams, Mr. Rapidan, Royal Wulff, Coachman, etc., sizes 12-16), and Bead Head nymphs (Hares Ear, Pheasant Tail, Prince, etc., sizes 12-16)

Sep 13 (Wed)-Rapidan River/Graves Mill—Hosted by: John Long/Fred K

  • Location: 8:00am @ end of Graves Mill Rd/662.
  • Flies: Bring streamers, (Adams, Mr. Rapidan, Royal Wulff, Coachman, etc., sizes 12-16), and Bead Head nymphs (Hares Ear, Pheasant Tail, Prince, etc., sizes 12-16)

Oct 7 (Sat)-Rapidan River—Hosted by: Kevin Daniels–Picnic/Fishing Tuneup-Best time of year to catch fish!

  • Location: 9 am at Criglersville Elementary School or 10 am @ 1st Bridge/Kiosk
  • Flies: Bring streamers, BH & dries (Adams, Elk Hair Caddis, Mr. Rapidan, Royal Wulff, Coachman, etc., sizes 12-16) and bead head nymphs (Hares Ear, Pheasant Tail, Prince, etc. sizes 12-16)

4 Comments to “2017 Fish With A Friend”

  1. By fefferje, January 30, 2015 @ 5:36 PM

    I am very impressed with the different fishing trips your chapter organizes. You have different people heading up each one, which means the destinations don’t fall on anyone persons shoulders. Thanks. Jed Feffer; Potomac Patuxent Chapter

    • By jwalls, February 5, 2015 @ 6:31 PM

      Hi Jeff, The 2015 Fish with a Friend schedule has been updated. Let me know if you have any questions.

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