Holmes Run

Alexandria, Virginia

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Holmes Run is a quiet little creek that runs from the dam at Lake Barcroft in Fairfax County, directly off of Columbia Pike and smack-dab in the heart of Northern Virginia. Far from where you would expect to land a handsome trout, this stream is one of the most picturesque in Virginia—sitting in the middle of suburbia, hiding right out in the open. Holmes Run starts just below Lake Barcroft in its upper section and extends nearly 1½ miles before it crosses into Cameron Run in Alexandria. Types of Fish: Holmes Run is stocked with rainbow trout at least twice a year by the VDGIF. 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)

Holmes Run is a quiet little creek that runs from the dam at Lake Barcroft in Fairfax County, directly off of Columbia Pike and smack-dab in the heart of Northern Virginia. Far from where you would expect to land a handsome trout, this stream is one of the most picturesque in Virginia—sitting in the middle of suburbia, hiding right out in the open.

Holmes Run starts just below Lake Barcroft in its upper section and extends nearly 1½ miles before it crosses into Cameron Run in Alexandria. Types of Fish: Holmes Run is stocked with rainbow trout at least twice a year by the VDGIF. 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: Alexandria
Trail Type: Several options
Season & Limits: Year-round
Driving Directions: Directions to Holmes Run

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