2023 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 3 (Fri)-Rapidan River—Hosted by AndyH/FredK

  • Location: 10 am @ Junction Pool on mountain.
  • Flies: Bring Mr Rapidan#12-dry, bead head nymphs (Hares Ear, Pheasant Tail, Prince, Quill Gordon, etc. sizes 12-16)

Mar 15 (Wed)-ConwayRiver/Kinderhook—Hosted by JoeC/FredK

  • Location: 10am @ Fletcher at end of route 667/613/230.
  • Flies: Bring streamers, (Adams, Elk Hair Caddis, etc., sizes 12-16), and Bead Head nymphs (Hares Ear, Prince)

Mar 22 (Wed)-Rapidan River Cleanup/Picnic/Tuneup—Hosted by ChuckH

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

April 3 (Mon)-Mossy Creek FF–Guided (1st 8 people, $125),  Email john.j.kopecky@gmail.com if plan to attend & mail $100 check to chapter. Confirmed-12/14/22

  • Location: 8 am @ Mossy Creek Fly Shop/Harrisonburg(new: 480 East Market St)
  • Flies:  Steamers, muddlers, nymphs, and dries

April 12(Wed)-Shad-Rappahannock River/Fredericksburg-Hosted by KyleD

– Location-Meet at 6 am at 336 Riverside Dr/Fredericksburg(park along road/trail).

– Flies-Shad darts: spinning or flies.

Apr 10 (Mon)-Cedar Creek Trophy Trout#1, (4 or more, $80). Email rjbourdage@comcast.net if plan to attend. Pay at Cedar Creek pavilion box. Confirmed-12/12/22.

  • Location: 8am-5pm Cedar Creek, Star Tannery, VA
  • Flies: Streamers, woolly buggers, & nymphs.

Apr 27 (Thur)-Farm Brewery pond. Hosted by FredK 

        Location: 4-7pm at 16015 John Marshall Hwy at Broad Run(20137)

        Flies: Poppers, streamers, & nymphs.

May 13 (Sat)-Bluegill. Hosted by KyleD

  • Location: 7am at CM Crockett Park Lake/off Meetze Rd. near route 28.
  • Bring small flashy nymphs & poppers.

May 22-26(TBD) Dry River/DryRun—Hosted by AndyH, meet at 2pm Wednesday on route 33, ~5 miles west of Rawley Springs(evening hatch)

  • Location: Dry River(meet at Dry Run parking area on right)
  • Bring  chest waders, staff, & green drakes #10, #12.

Jun 7 (Wed(Thurs-Rain))-Chapter Picnic/Pond Fishing–Hosted by ChuckH

  • Location: 5 pm at Soldiers Hill Angus farm on March Wales Rd(off Opal Rd) in west Warrenton. Park at barn this year.
  • Flies:  Bring poppers, streamers, & nymphs
  • Food: Bring snacks, or dessert, or burgers/buns, or hot dogs/rolls for others; and your beverage.

Jun 14 (Wed)-South Fork Shenandoah River Hosted by AndyH, smallmouth bass

  • Location: 9 am @ Elkton Landing at Elkton(route 33bus-southeast side of bridge).
  • Flies: Bring poppers, woolly buggers, crayfish imitations, & wading staff.

Jun 24 (Sat)-SF Shenandoah River Float-Hosted by TBD-Smallmouth bass

  • Location:  8:30 am@ Bentonville Landing, float to Guest Shenandoah State Park(~2pm)
  • Flies: Bring poppers, wooly buggers, craws, & float equipment.

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

  • Location: 4:30 pm @ Phelps WMA/Hogue Tract parking area (~1 mile upstream of Kelly’s Ford on Sumerduck Road), in Remington.
  • Flies: Bring small poppers, streamers, woolly buggers, and wading staff

Aug 2 (Wed)-Riverside Preserve/RappRiver/Waterloo-Hosted by JoeC-Smallmouth Bass

  • Location: 7:30 am @ Route 688/8150 Leeds Manor Rd in Waterloo
  • Flies: Bring small poppers, streamers, woolly buggers, and wading staff

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

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

Sep 2 (Sat)-Rapidan/Stanton River—Hosted by JoeC

  • Location: 8 am @ end of route 662/GravesMill at SNP boundary
  • Flies: (Adams, Mr. Rapidan, Royal Wulff, and BH nymphs (Hares Ear, Pheasant Tail, Prince, etc); sizes 12-16

Sep 20(Wed)-Phelps WMA Pond-Hosted by JoeC/FredK

– Location: 5667 Sumerduck Rd, Sumerduck

– Flies: Ned Rigs, Poppers & Woolly buggers

Oct 16-TBD (Mon)-Cedar Creek Stocked Trophy Trout #2(4 or more, $80, Star Tannery,Va). Email Foxtrout15@gmail.com if plan to attend. Pay at pavillion box.

  • Location: 8am-5pm at Cedar Creek, Star Tannery,VA
  • Flies: Bring streamers, woolly buggers, nymphs

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