Fly Fish on the Rapidan River

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Distance

5 miles

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Added by Jess Fischer

With big boulders and deep plunge pools, this free stone river is perfect for catching a native brook trout and one of the best streams in Shenandoah National Park for trout fishing.

Park at the Graves Mill Parking Area. From here you can easily follow the Rapidan River up the mountain. Fishing reports inform that the lowest concentration of brookies are at the lower boundaries of the park so take some time to enjoy the trail and hike up stream. At the lower boundaries you might hook a Brown Trout

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8 months ago

Native Brooks Abound

Plenty of brookies in here. If you're coming from the DC area, stop in at one of the local fly shops for some beta. They should be able to help you get a few of trout on your fly.

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