Rapidan River, Upper Section

Old Somerset, Virginia 22972

Rapidan River, Upper Section

Rapidan River, Upper Section Professional Review and Guide

"The Rapidan River is the best-known trout stream in the Shenandoah National Park and perhaps, some would argue, in the entire Old Dominion, for two reasons: first, fly anglers know that the Rapidan is the best place in Virginia to catch wild brook trout. Second, President Herbert Hoover loved fly fishing the river so much that he built a camp at its headwaters where he entertained the Prime Minister of Great Britain as well as other international dignitaries.

Essentially, this grand stone chimney was merely a setting for photo ops. Types of Fish: This is wild brook trout heaven. 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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Old Somerset
Nearby City
Several options
Trail Type
Early spring through fall
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Jul 2018