Fly Fishing in the VA Blue Ridge at Graves Mountain Farm * Lodges

Fly Fishing
in the VA Blue Ridge

Winter Fly Fishing for native trout at Graves Mountain Farm & Lodges in the Blue Ridge of VA

 Fly Fishing
Winter Clinics

With resident fly fishing guide and teacher. Tim Lewis
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Spring Fly Fishing Clinics at Graves Mountain farm & Lodges - 2 mountain streams

Fly Fishing
Spring Clinics
Two skill levels

With resident fly fishing guide and teacher. Tim Lewis.

Saturday Clinics - beginner up 

Advanced Mountain Stream Skills & Joys - plus the all important bank scrambling and rock perching. We do this through private lessons with Tim Lewis.

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Fly fishing at Graves Mountain on two mountain streams

Two Mountain Trout Streams
- needing skills and patience, on our 1800 acre farm.

Up high, in the Park, we fish for native trout.

1 Mile of  Rose River - stocked, additional accesses
3/4 Mile of Robinson River, additional accesses

Nearby - the Rapidan and Hughes Rivers

Tim Lewis Fly Fishing Guide at Graves Mountain Farm and Lodges on the Rose and Robinson Rivers in the VA Blue Ridge

Your Fly Fishing Guide
at Graves Mountain Farm & Lodges

Tim Lewis
A Virginia native, Tim grew up exploring the natural world and knew from a young age that a desk job was not for him. Having earned a BS and MS in outdoor recreation, Tim has also worked as an outdoor trip leader, fly fishing guide, lifeguard, ranch hand, and recreation programmer throughout the years.

He enjoys working with people of all ages, animals big and small, and in all outdoor environments. He enjoys fishing, hiking, camping, kayaking, and spending time with friends and family in his free time. Tim currently lives in Madison County with his two redbone coonhounds - Kyro and Harley.

Book a private session on waters with Tim

Email info@gravesmountain.com
Call 540 923 4231

 

Fishing on two stocked ponds at Graves Mountain

Two Ponds
One catch and release stocked with bass and catfish
One catch and pay stocked with trout, open spring and autumn

Not requiring licenses - just need to be a guest at the Farm & Lodges

Limited rods flyfishiniaing provate waters in Virg

At Our Next Door Neighbors - Rose River Farm
Dry fly and nymph fishing at its finest - our private water on the Rose River is cold, crystal clear, spring fed water that has a river rock base with very little sediment. The water is rich in the kind of natural trout food that produces trophy conditions. 

  • As a strictly on the fly, catch and release stream, Rose River Farm creates the ideal fishing conditions. They limit the number of rods per day to assure uncrowded water. 

The Tackle Shop at the Market - Deli & Tackle, at Syria village crossroads
between the Rose & Robinson Rivers

Rods, reels, waders, flies, spinners, bait. from moderate to "just get on the river".

Winter Fly Fishing for native trout at Graves Mountain Farm & Lodges in the Blue Ridge of VA

 Fly Fishing
Winter
Fishing Clinic

What a Day Looks Like

First off, they don't all look like this above. Rare snow and gone quickly these days.

Tim will keep you pretty darn warm, but still you will WANT to learn how to winter fish. It's not like the Spring.

That is why you find out what and how the fish feed. What interests them and not.

Check availability and reserve space
info@gravesmountain.com | 540 923 4231

Or Book Online Here

Skills:
Beginner up


Limited to five folks, so highly personal experience and opportunity to get to know other river folks.

Your Guide:
Tim Lewis, see here:

Dates:
 - Jan 15 - MLK Saturday
-  Feb 12 - Valentines Weekend - Saturday,
Couples Winter Fly Fishing Clinic
-  Feb 26, Sat
-  Mar 5, Sat

Investment:
$285 includes rod and waders - if you need.

20% Discount on a Guest Rooms, should you need.

Small Weekend of it?
We suggest that fisher folk come down to the mountain for Friday night and reserve a room with the included 20% discount.

The Day
8 AM Breakfast at the Farm Restaurant - on your own, not included

Tim Lewis leads a get-together breakfast

8:45 Get fitted for waders and rods, small lounge
9 AM Clinic discussion - small lounge
Winter fishing background

10 AM - on the stream to learn what is in it with Jem  Mintz, NOAA and National Parks workshop leader

11 AM On The Stream with Rods - just at Graves

1:30 PM Lunch Break

2:15 PM Back on the stream with Tim - may go higher up the mountain for natives

5 PM Wrap up and get warm back at the Main Lounge with local beers, wines, moonshine and bluegrass - paid separately.

 

Spring Fishing Lessons by Murray's Fly Shop
at Graves Mountain Farm & Lodges
Midweek Classes

Please read about these fine classes here at the Murray Fly Shop site.

Investment:
$196.00, rod outfits are included
Must bring your own waders, flies, lunch and transport.
Must have license and Trout Stamp

Dates:
Beginners and up

-  Mar 30,  Weds
-  Apr 6,  Weds
-  Apr 13,  Weds
-  Apr 20,  Weds
-  Apr 27,  Weds
-  May,4,  Weds
-  May, 11 ,  Weds
Advanced Stream Techniques
-  May 2,  Weds

-  May 9,  Weds

Reserve directly with Murray's
540 984 4212 | info@murraysflyshop.com
:: Please go here to register >

 

Fishing Licenses at Graves Mountain Farm & Lodges

VA Fishing Licenses

Fishing Licenses on Streams at Graves Mountain Farm's Two Mountain Trout Streams Plus the Rapidan and Hughes - both nearby

 

Where You Can Get Licenses

:: Online here >
At our Graves Mountain Market - Deli & Tackle at the village cross-roads.

Nonresidents

Nonresident 1-Day Freshwater Fishing $8.00
Nonresident 5-Day Freshwater Fishing - 5 consecutive days $21.00

Trout License - additionally needed for Nonresidents fishing in our streams.
From Oct 1 thru Jun 15, a nonresident trout license is required in addition to other nonresident licenses only if you are fishing in designated stocked trout waters. Our streams are stocked waters so this is required.  $23.00

Residents

16 Years and Under
Free- Residents under 16 years of age nor is a Trout License required - all free.

17 Years and Up
Resident State Freshwater Fishing License* (age 16 and older)
1-year license: $23.00

Spring Fly Fishing Clinics at Graves Mountain farm & Lodges - 2 mountain streams

 Fly Fishing
Spring
Fishing Clinic

What a Day Looks Like

It's warmer. The fish are moving, yet the water is still well chilled. They like that.

:: Check availability and reserve space below - here >

Or email - info@gravesmountain.com |
Call 540 923 4231


Skill Level - Beginner up

Limited to five folks, so highly personal experience and opportunity to get to know other river folks.

Your Guide:
Tim Lewis, see here:

Dates: Beginner and Up
-  Mar 12, Sat
-  Mar 19, Sat
-  Mar 26  Sat
-  Apr 2, Sat
-  Apr 9, Sat
-  Apr 16, Sat
-  Apr 23, Sat
-  Apr 30, Sat
-  May 7, Sat
-  May 14, Sat

Investment:
$285 includes rod and waders - if you need.

Breakfast and Sandwich Lunch included
20% Discount on a Guest Rooms, should you need.


Advanced Mountain Stream Skills & Joys
- plus the all important bank scrambling and rock perching

  • - By private guiding appointment with Tim Lewis - evenings, , Friday afternoons, Saturdays - all day - and Sunday mornings.
    Check availability and reserve space
    info@gravesmountain.com | 540 923 4231

  • Investment:
    $325/half day-4 hours: includes rod and waders - if you need.
  • A full day fishing excursion is $600.00 - 8 hours

 

A Weekend of it?
We suggest that fisher folk come down to the mountain for Friday night and reserve a room with the included 20% discount.

The Day
8 AM Breakfast at the Farm Restaurant - on own, not included.

Tim Lewis leads a get-together breakfast

8:45 Get fitted for waders and rods, small lounge
9 AM Clinic discussion - small lounge
Winter fishing background

10 AM - on the stream to learn what is in it with Jem  Mintz, NOAA and National Parks workshop leader

11 AM On The Stream with Rods - just at Graves

1:30 PM Lunch - on own, paid seperately  with Tim

2:15 PM Back on the stream with Tim - may go higher up the mountain for natives

5 PM Wrap up and get warm in the Main Lounge with local beers, wines and moonshine - paid separately, not included.

On Saturdays - 5 PM Local Bluegrass Music get-together 

Herigae Day - fishing and hunting traditions of the mountains

Mountain Fishing "Heritage Day"
for Young Ones on The River
Traditions of the Mountains

The First Saturday Of April - Every Year

Day of Learning how to Fish The Blue Ridge VA Mountain Streams for Trout

Free Admission & Free Parking
Children Register for Prizes
Rain or Shine

What is Heritage Day?

A day of teaching the young ones how to be on the water, how to fish, how to care for our Mountain Streams.

Fishing - Stocked Trout 
Heritage Day will have sections of the Rose River for Children 12 and under to fish on for both April 3 and April 4.

Other areas will be stocked for over 12 years and adults.

Exhibits and food will be available on Saturday, April 3, 2021.

Trout Unlimited will be on the river to assist kids with fishing.

Vendors
Eight "Craft" vendors will be here.

Food Vendors 
Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Fish Sandwich, French Fries, Drinks, Kettle Corn, Funnel Cakes and more.

Start Time
The Rose River will open up to fishing at 9 a.m. There will also be sections of the Rose River and along with the Robinson River for adults.

This year other activities will provide education and hands-on activities.

Trout Unlimited will have fly casting demonstrations, fly casting classes at a pond for children and adults, insect monitoring in the stream, and helping kids with fishing on the Rose River.

Details

  • Registration begins at 8 a.m. and lasts until 3 p.m. Prizes given away every hour starting at 10 a.m.
  • Every child 12 and under will receive a gift for registering .  Graves Mountain Lodge will have food available for sale at the picnic pavilion and also at the Main Lodge.
  • Graves Mountain Farm and Graves Mountain Catch -n- Pay Trout Pond.
  • Graves Mountain Market-Deli &Tackle (a country store located in Syria) has bait, tackle, sandwiches, snacks, beverages, seeds, fishing licenses and more.
  • Children, 15 and under do not need a fishing license.
  • More information call 540-923-4231.

Activities

  • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Registration (All children registering receive free gift).Prizes given out every hour starting at 9:00 AM
  • 8:00 AM - Graves Mountain will have food for sale
  • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Craft Vendors are open
  • 9:00 AM Children fishing starts (Must be 12 years old or younger).There will be other areas for fishing for adults
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Graves Catch and Pay Trout pond will be open for fishing for purchase.
  • 9:00 AM - # PM Trout Unlimited members will be on the river to assist children with fishing, learning about stream health monitoring by studying macroinvertebrates, Catch and Release Monitoring.
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Exhibits are open
  • 10:30 Harry Murray presentation on fishing in the Park plus casting demo
  • Ducks Unlimited