Back Creek

Warm Springs, Virginia

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Back Creek, tucked away in the far western reaches of the state, is home to beautiful rainbows and browns—and some of the most breathtaking scenery imaginable. This outlying area was the military training ground of a young colonel in the Virginia Militia named George Washington. Then only in his early 20s, Washington, tasked with devising a way to protect vulnerable settlers from the American Indians of Virginia and Ohio, came up with the idea of stringing forts along the outer edges of the state in a defensive position. This approach worked and provided security for the local civilian population. Types of Fish: Chances are you will only land rainbows here, but occasionally you will land a brown. Local anglers also report that McConaughy rainbows migrate out of Lake Moomaw into Back Creek to spawn. This fly-fishing chapter describes the "where, when, and how" for fishing in this area. It includes a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to use, the best flies to use, season, limits, nearby accommodations, and camping.
Fly Fishing Virginia

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Fly Fishing Virginia

by Beau Beasley (No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks)

Back Creek, tucked away in the far western reaches of the state, is home to beautiful rainbows and browns—and some of the most breathtaking scenery imaginable. This outlying area was the military training ground of a young colonel in the Virginia Militia named George Washington. Then only in his early 20s, Washington, tasked with devising a way to protect vulnerable settlers from the American Indians of Virginia and Ohio, came up with the idea of stringing forts along the outer edges of the state in a defensive position. This approach worked and provided security for the local civilian population.

Types of Fish: Chances are you will only land rainbows here, but occasionally you will land a brown. Local anglers also report that McConaughy rainbows migrate out of Lake Moomaw into Back Creek to spawn. This fly-fishing chapter describes the "where, when, and how" for fishing in this area. It includes a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to use, the best flies to use, season, limits, nearby accommodations, and camping.

©  Beau Beasley/No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Fly-Fishing
Nearby City: Warm Springs
Trail Type: Several options
Season & Limits: Early spring through fall
Local Contacts: George Washington National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Back Creek

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