Dragon Run

Warner, Virginia

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Dragon Run is a difficult place to describe to those who have never seen it. “The Dragon,” as it is known by locals, may seem at first blush to be an uninviting watershed. In fact, local plantation owners used to discourage their slaves from attempting to run away by spreading the tale that dragons lived in the local river. Who would believe that, you ask? Let me tell you that an afternoon spent floating through this unique fishery would be enough to convince anyone that there just might be monsters lurking here. Types of Fish: Largemouth bass, bluegill, bowfin, longnose gar, perch, chain pickerel. 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.
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Fly Fishing Virginia

by Beau Beasley (No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks)

Dragon Run is a difficult place to describe to those who have never seen it. “The Dragon,” as it is known by locals, may seem at first blush to be an uninviting watershed. In fact, local plantation owners used to discourage their slaves from attempting to run away by spreading the tale that dragons lived in the local river. Who would believe that, you ask? Let me tell you that an afternoon spent floating through this unique fishery would be enough to convince anyone that there just might be monsters lurking here.

Types of Fish: Largemouth bass, bluegill, bowfin, longnose gar, perch, chain pickerel. 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: Warner
Trail Type: Several options
Season & Limits: Best April through November
Driving Directions: Directions to Dragon Run

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