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Tyler Legg
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Monday, April 5, 2010
I'm finally in Hillsville, VA for the week. My grandparents moved from their mountain house on the Parkway to town. Everything you could possibly need is within a short drive here in to: grocery store, gas station, the church, etc ('cept a fly shop). This area is truly a fly fishing mecca if you will. You have the second oldest river in the world, the New River, a short drive to the west, the Dan River just to the east, and a plethora of wild trout streams. Virginia is said to be the best place to find native southern Appalachian brook trout south of New England. I'm taking advantage of that little tidbit tomorrow. Grandad and I just got back from a scouting expedition to check out Big Reed Island Creek. Looks like an excellent year round smallmouth river. I would imagine trout swim in these waters, but they'll soon migrate upstream, retreating to colder water when the summer heat sets in.

Tomorrow's schedule begins with a trip to Fancy Gap (grandparents old house) to load firewood into the truck. Warmwater fishing for bass and panfish follows. Then, it's off to the headwaters of the Dan River for some wild brookies. Should be a fun day!! A report should be posted sometime tomorrow.


Bill Trussell said...

Sounds like paradise----how I wish my wife and I lived in the mountains. Enjoy your fishing trip tomorrow. Do a post on the results. Be careful Bill

Tar Heel Fly Fishing said...

Hey Bill,

I'm definitely looking forward to it. Trips like these make me want to live in the mountains too!!

I've got the camera and will hopefully have a post up tomorrow evening...

Take care,


Buffalo96 said...

Being a native of the Old Dominion I share your love of all things Virginia and trout. I have caught some wild brookies years ago on a small stream north of Buchanan, VA but was too stupid to realize the gold that I had. Enjoy and use that VA license.

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