Mossy Creek Fly Fishing, VA
Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Outfitter / Fly Shop in Harrisonburg, VA
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q. When will we start our fishing day?
A. Your guide will be in contact with you a few days before your trip. The guide will suggest the best time to meet to get started based on current fishing conditions and insect hatches.
Q. How much notice do you need for bookings?
A. We typically book up to 3 months in advance for our peak season trout and bass fishing and weekends are sometimes booked 6 months in advance. We recommend booking very early for the best possible dates.
Q. If the weather or water conditions are bad, what is your cancellation policy?
A. Our goal is to ensure a quality experience every time on the water with us. If the weather, water conditions, or even the fishing quality is expected to be marginal or poor, we will discuss options and cancel/reschedule if necessary.
Q. What fishing license is required to fish with your guides?
A. Virginia Freshwater License is required for all fishing. The GW Forest License is required for any fishing in the GW Forest and the trout license is required ONLY in VA State stocked waters.
Our Fly Shop
Mossy Creek Fly Fishing shop, guide service, and fly fishing school opened in 2003 by Brian and Colby Trow. We have everything for the complete beginner looking to get started on a tight budget to the most hardcore world travelling anglers. We have the most experienced guides in the Shenandoah Valley, the largest freshwater guide service in Virginia, and a great crew of young energetic shop staff to help point you in the right direction.
What Should Customers Bring?
Camera, sunglasses, hat, rain jacket, fishing license.
Sample of Typical Itinerary
New clients will typically meet at the fly shop at a pre-determined time. Return clients may meet at the shop, boat ramp, or designated meeting area for their trip. Guides will ensure folks are outfitted properly for fishing before heading out. Half days allow for 4 hours on the water and full days allow for 8 hours on the water. Guides will assist with any instruction or technique throughout the day if the angler chooses.
Species You Fish for by Season
We typically fish for trout year round if the weather and water conditions are stable. Float trips for smallmouth bass typically last from early April-September. We target carp during the spring and summer float trips, and musky are available fall, winter, spring, and early summer.
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