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West Virginia Fly Fishing

"Some go to church and think about fishing, others go fishing and think about God." ~ Tony Blake

Fly fishing is rapidly becoming the fishing style of choice for many anglers, and as the "Birthplace of Rivers," Pocahontas County WV offers some of the best Orvis Fly Fishing on the east coast.

Fly fishing has many different facets. The stream just outside our door is the Old Field Fork, one of the headwaters of the Elk River, but West Virginia Fly Fishing  on the Greenbrier, Williams, Cranberry River, James and New River is a memorable experience as well. Each river requires a different style and different flies and you'll come to respect and enjoy the challenge each river presents. Elk River features all-inclusive Orvis Fly Fishing School packages or, if you're wanting to hit the waters alone, we have the West Virginia Fishing equipment you'll need in addition to important information on WV Fishing Licenses.
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Elk River Weekend Fly Fishing School
An excellent option for the beginning angler who is very serious about increasing their skill level.

Arrive Friday mid-day or early evening. If you arrive mid or early afternoon, you have the option of fishing that afternoon. Otherwise, this "free" time can be spent on Sunday before your departure.

After reviewing your skills, you will check your equipment and then begin casting and working one on one with your guide/instructor. Casting techniques covered include: roll cast, roll cast pickup, pick up and lay down, false casting and shooting line. We will then move toward the stream and discuss reading the water and how it affects your fly line. As the evening hatch begins, we'll observe before casting to rising fish. After a great afternoon on the river, a relaxing meal in the dining room awaits you. Saturday's plans will be discussed over dinner.

Saturday starts with coffee on the deck overlooking the Elk River headwaters and the rolling Pleasant Valley. The day begins with a how-to on reading water, current and fish approach options. As we fish the river, the focus will be on sight casting, nymphs near the bottom and making wading techniques safe and efficient. The afternoon will be spent identifying basic stream and river insects. As the late afternoon hatch begins, you'll be ready for action.

The day will end with dinner at the pub in the restaurant followed by a well deserved night of sleep.

Rise on Sunday, eat a hearty breakfast and then we depart again for the river. You will receive more guided fishing and instruction until your departure mid-day. This package can be modified due to your arrival, diet or travel plans. We are flexible and want your West Virginia Fly Fishing trip to be the very best.

$769.95 includes all meals, flies, guiding, instruction and lodging at the Inn. Bring a friend and save 10% on either weekend package.

Elk River Weekend fly fishing package
A great gift for the advanced beginner, upper level intermediate or advanced angler who wants to have the very best guided fishing experience that is offered in the mountain state.

You will be fishing on the very best streams that the area has to offer. Our guides will go out of their way to keep you away from crowded streams. In some cases, you won't see another angler! If you are interested in West Virginia Trout Fishing for wild Browns, Rainbows or Brooks, this the trip for you. We can stay on naturally producing streams and rivers if that's your preference. This package can start Thursday or Friday p.m. and includes all meals for two full days of guided fishing, flies (usually tied by your guide) and Elk River Inn lodging. Our flexible staff will go out of their way make you feel at home.

$769.95 Bring your best fishing buddy and save 10 % on either weekend trip.

Elk River Midweek Package
Escape the crowds and find yourself fishing on your own piece of West Virginia paradise with our guide staff. Anglers check in on Sunday p.m. and will then be briefed on water levels and hatches by Elk River fishing director or your guide. If you get in before dinner, you can try your luck on the Slaty Fork section of the Elk River or go directly to The Inn for drinks and a wonderful meal prepared by Elk River Chef, Rick Wolfe.

Your Fly Fishing WV guide and instruction begins Monday morning after coffee & breakfast. This trip includes four nights of lodging in the Elk River Inn and three full days of guided fly fishing and flies (usually tied by your guide). These days can be more instructional or pure guiding depending on your needs and goals. Package includes 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner (Elk River's restaurant is closed Mon-Wed evenings, so we'll point you to some of our favorite local eateries). Anglers are responsible for WV Fishing License, fly equipment and comfortable fishing attire. We rent our Fly Fishing WV Orvis waders, Orvis fishing reels and rods, felt soled wading boots at a discount for our multi day Fly Fishing WV clients.

Economy lodging $829.95 per person. Cabin lodging $1099.95

Bring a friend along and receive a 10% discount. This package can be lengthened or shortened. We can also provide a smallmouth float trip option on one day. To insure a quality experience, we allow a maximum of 2 guests per guide.

Wild Brook Trout Trips
Elk River Guide service offers a unique brookie trip that will challenge even the hardiest angler. We'll stalk the wild brooks that have been here since the Ice Age 20,000 years ago. Brooks are strong & resilient and have survived the cutting of the virgin forest in the late 1890's, the introduction of the German Brown trout and Western rainbows and the coal mining that took place on a small level here in the mid 1940's. The best West Virginia Trout Fishing brookie steams are found in remote mountain valleys and steep drainages that require skill & stamina to find and fish successfully. Our county boasts the best Brookie fisheries that the mid Atlantic region has to offer. This is possible due to the large amount of WV state forest and federally owned Monongahela National forest land (64% of county acreage) which can't be logged and developed like other areas in the region. If you want breathtaking, big mountain scenery, this is the trip for you.

$699.95 weekend 899.95 mid week

West Virginia Ultimate Week
This is the mack daddy of all the Mid Atlantic fly trips. You will be guided to the best West Virginia trout streams that the state has to offer. Rivers of choice are Back Fork, Cherry, Cranberry, Big Spring, Seneca, Day Run, Hidden Valley, Pleasant Valley( several secret streams we can't print will also be added). Wild Browns, Rainbows, Brook trout will be caught for unforgettable week of adventure. The level of your fishing skills will increase and allow you to find large fish. Water levels will dictate the streams that will be available during your visit. Trip includes 5 full days of guided fishing & flies, 5 nights lodging at Elk River Inn, 2 dinners Sunday & Thursday evenings, breakfast and lunch each day. This trip can be shortened or lengthened. Small mouth bass options are available during the prime float season.

$1599.95, second angler $1.299.95

Special Private Stream Rod Fee Areas
High quality private water is available to our guided clients. Imagine yourself in a private setting without another fisherman in sight all day. A perfect full day or half of trophy size Brown & Rainbows for your angling pleasure. This is an unforgettable experience that we recommend you book well in advance because space is limited.

Add $175.00 full day, $125.00 half day to our guide fee. This outing is perfect for a corporate trip or special occasion.

Guided Float Trips
We offer full day & overnight float trips on some of the most spectacular rivers in the Eastern U.S. We fish the New, James, Greenbrier and the south branch of the Potomac. These trips are exciting and challenging for the adventurous angler. You will be floating in a 16ft cataraft. Guests sit in one of two cushioned swivel chairs much like a bass boat. Your guide operates the boat with two 10ft oars from a center mount. You won't find a more roomy boat on the river with lots of extra space for overnight gear. The front seat has easy access to a useful casting platform to deliver the perfect cast into a swift eddy line or drop a popper behind a large rock to a hungry smallmouth. All day trip include guide, boat, flies, lunch, beverages and tons of fun. Spin fishermen are welcome!

  1 Person 2 People
Greenbrier River $295 $395
South Branch of the Potomac $350 $425
New River $350 $475
James River $350 $475

Elk River Guide Service Overnights
Our staff loves to camp and float fish. Usually this a 2 nights of camping and two full days of fishing. If you enjoy this as much as we do you might want add an extra day. Our guides will float you into the most remote sections of the Potomac, New, James, and Greenbrier Rivers. These areas are under less pressure so they will yield larger stronger fish. Camping riverside will allow us to fish into the late evening hours. These trips can be booked on weekends or mid week and depend on weather and current river flows. Cost includes 2 full days of guided fishing, flies, 2 dinners, 2 lunches, 2 breakfasts, 16ft cataraft, and shuttle back to your car.

$799.00 (1) // $999.00 (2) per day
Add a second boat and two more anglers and get receive a 10% discount. Offered mid April / mid October. Camping gear is available to rent.

Orvis Float Tubes Trips
Elk River is now offering full day guided smallmouth trips with Orvis float tubes. These smaller self- manned float tubes allow you and your guide to stealth right up on top of fish in the summer months. They also work well when river levels are low to access large hidden pools. This trip is offered from mid May to Mid October.

Cost: full day $175.00 (1) // $275.00 (2)
This includes your float tube w/casting deck, guide, flies, lunch or snack and swim fins if needed. Spin fisherman welcome.
Please contact gil@ertc.com for booking details or questions.

If you would like more information, please call us at 304-572-3771, e-mail us, or use our online request form.


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