We are one of 15 locations for the 2-Day Orvis Fly-Fishing School. We offer half- and full-day guided fishing trips by reservation on a daily basis, both floating and walk/wade.
Our skilled guides pride their intimate knowledge of all our rivers and streams in the Laurel Highlands, and also the ability to teach and instruct all levels of anglers. We specialize in making memories and providing an angling experience that would rival anything in the world. So, if you are looking to improve on your angling ability, start your fly-fishing journey, or just enjoy seeing/fishing new water, all coupled with a world class resort, please allow the Orvis-endorsed guides at Nemacolin to assist you in all of the above.
Nemacolin features deluxe guestrooms, suites, townhomes, and private luxury homes, including our Frank Lloyd Wright inspired Falling Rock boutique hotel, recipient of the coveted Triple A Five Diamond award and Forbes Five Star award. Stay at the Chateau LaFayette, the Lodge or Falling Rock Boutique Hotel or for a more private experience, stay in one of our Washington Townhomes, The Maples Townhouses or one of our private homes including our luxury rustic fly fishing cottage, Case Brown Cottage.
Nemacolin features a variety of onsite restaurants and lounges from fine dining at Lautrec to family style cuisine at Barattolo. Lautrec has made the elite list of Forbes Five Star and Triple A Five Diamond restaurants. One of only 30 in the world, Lautrec truly is one of the finest dining experiences in the country. Dive into the tastes of the sea at Aqueous or enjoy fine cuts of our own dry aged beef and wild game at Rockwell’s. Spend time with the family with the casual, Italian restaurant, Barattolo with its wood-fired pizza oven, homemade sauces and pasta and house-made limoncello. Make your way to the Tavern for the perfect sports bar experience with the lively atmosphere of the bar or the serene environment around the world’s largest free-standing, cylindrical aquarium.
Trout, year-round: This is true match-the-hatch fishing. We see multiple species/hatches of mayflies, caddisflies, stoneflies, and midges. We will target fish using multiple techniques.
Mid/late summer: We also will target smallmouth bass. This is done with streamers or popping bugs.
Late spring/summer: We will target carp if the client is interested. This is done by sight casting to mudding/feeding fish with various carp patterns (stillwater).
Summer: Pond fishing for bass and pan-fish (usually reserved for our younger fishing guests).
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is situated in the Laurel Highlands region of Southwestern Pennsylvania. The elevation of our fisheries is between 1700-2300 feet, which means they contain mostly cold water fish (Rainbow, Brown, and Brook Trout). Due to the high elevation of the property the terrain can vary heavily from steep wooded hillsides to flat shrub floodplains. Rhododendron and Mountain Laurel are the primary forms of vegetation that line the sides of our streams and rivers. We fish multiple types of water from small mountain headwaters to large fast flowing tail waters. The area truly exemplifies the beauty of fishing in the Appalachian Mountains.
We provide a private fly-fishing experience at Meadow Run, our exclusive half mile of private stocked water. This medium classic, free stone stream has been restored to provide a sustainable environment for trout. It is an excellent place to learn the art of fly fishing, and catch a lot of fish in the process. Ohiopyle State Park also contains a large portion of Meadow Run, along with other great fisheries. The park is only 15 minutes from the main resort property, and has a multitude of public water.
The Nemacolin fly shop has float and wade services available on the Youghiogheny River and surrounding headwaters. The 'Yough River' is an excellent spring trout fishery, and is available for full or half day adventures. We also offer wading trips on the Casselman River, which is our only true warm water fishery in the region. The Youghiogheny River is controlled by dam and fishing success often dependent on water release. This means the spring and early summer are the most productive seasons to book a trip. Our Orvis Endorsed Guides are also licensed to take full and half day trips into Western Maryland, only a 45 minute drive from property. Maryland is home to one of the only wild trophy trout streams in the east, along with other amazing fisheries
Spring: High 40s in the morning to high 60's in the afternoon. About 10-12 hours of good fishing light. Average chance of precipitation, water temps in the mid 40s up to mid 5's.
Summer: High 50s in the morning to mid/high 80s in the afternoon. Close to 15 good hours of fishing light in the summer. Below average rainfall with water temps ranging from the mid 50s to upper 60s/low 70s.
Fall: Low to mid 40s in the morning to high 60s in the afternoon. 10 good hours of fishing light. Average amount of precipitation, water temps low 40s to high 60s.
Winter: Lows in the single digits, highs low 40s. 10 good hours of fishing light, average amount of precipitation/snow.
You can find all pricing information at: www.nemacolin.com
Rods, reels, waders, leaders, tippet, and flies.
Sunscreen, weather-appropriate clothing, rain gear, valid Pennsylvania or Maryland fishing license, polarized sunglasses, medication if needed, and own fishing equipment, if desired.
Bring a camera to make sure to capture all the amazing moments!
Q. Is gratuity included?
A. Gratuity is not included and is at the client's discretion.
Q. How many fish will we catch?
A. We will do our best to give you as much opportunity as we can (we want you to catch fish more than you do.)
Q. Can we keep fish?
A. No, we practice catch-and-release only.
Q. Do I need a fishing license with a trout stamp?
A. Yes, you need a valid license and trout stamp for the state you will be fishing in (Pennsylvania or Maryland). Single day/three day licenses are available for purchase in both states as well.
Q. How do I get to the fly-fishing locations?
A. We will provide transportation from the resort to the locations for fly fishing.
Guests can also enjoy sporting clays or upland bird shooting at the Field Club and/or golf on two Pete Dye designed courses. With a plethora of dining options, accommodations, spa and holistic treatments, wildlife and adrenaline filled activities, adventure awaits in the Laurel Highlands.