2018 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 (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 14 (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 31(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)

Apr 11(Wed)-Robinson River-Hosted by Doug Farmer

– Location: 10am @ Criglersville Elementary School, Criglersville,VA

– Flies: Bring BH nymphs( Hartes ear, Pheasant tail, Prince, etc; sizes 12-16) streamers

April 16 (Mon)-Mossy Creek FF–Guided #1(8 chapter members, $90 each)

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

Apr 25(Wed)-Cedar Creek trophy trout #1//RedB-$55/day

– Location: 8am-5pm Cedar Creek, Star Tannery, VA

– Flies: Streamers, woolly buggers, & nymphs.

May 5 (Sat)-Hawksbill Creek//Hosted by Kyle Dingus

  • Location: 9 am @ intersection of routes 340/211 in Luray
  • Bring dries (Adams, Mr. Rapidan, Royal Wulff, and BH nymphs(Hares Ear, Pheasant Tail, Prince, etc., sizes 12-16)

May 14 TBD

May 30(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 6 (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 23 (Sat)-South Fork Shenandoah River Float—Hosted by: Bill Hobson-Smallmouth bass

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

Jun 20(Wed)-SF Shenandoah River-Hosted by Andy Holmaas-Smallmouth bass

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

. Flies: Bring poppers, wooly buggers, craws, & wading staff.

Jul 7 (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 18 (Wed)-Rappahannock River—Hosted by: Chuck Hoysa-Smallmouth Bass

  • Location: 4:30 pm @ Phelps WMA/Hogue Tract parking area (~1 mile upstream of Kelly’s Ford on Kelly’s Ford Road), in Remington, 5 minute hike to river
  • Flies: Bring small poppers, streamers, woolly buggers, and wading staff

Jul 27 (Fri)-Phelps WMA pond–Hosted by:  Bill Hobson-Largemouth Bass & Bluegills

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

Aug 8 (Wed)-Rapidan River/Germana College-Hosted by: Danny Delongis/Fred Kallmeyer-Smallmouth Bass

  • Location: 7:30 am @ Route 3 bridge(east end shoulder) in Locust Grove
  • Flies: Bring small poppers, streamers, woolly buggers, and wading staff

Aug 18 (Sat)-SF Shenandoah River/Alma–Hosted by: ChuckH/JoeR-Smallmouth Bass

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

Sep 1 (Sat)-Rose River—Hosted by: Mike Wilson

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

Sep 12 (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 8 (Mon)-Cedar Creek trophy trout #2—Hosted by: Red Bourdage-$55/day

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

4 Comments to “2018 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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