Added by Jake Sells
A 15 minute drive from Virginia Tech into Jefferson National Forest can bring you to a natural Blueridge Mountain stream definitely known to just the locals.
Head west on Glade Road from Blacksburg for 4.0 miles until it merges onto Mt. Zion Road. Continue on this for another 1.5 until you pass New Mt Zion Church on your right. Take an immediate right turn after the church onto Poverty Creek Road (This road quickly turns into a windy loose gravel road). After the first bridge crossing (< 1 mile), there will be a gravel pull-off parking area on your left.
Tom's creek runs under the bridge where some Brooks were hitting; a few hundred feet downstream Poverty creek enters. This junction where some deeper pools exist, is where you'll find some stocked browns and larger brooks. Tree cover and deeper sections near the parking lot provide some good spots for trout as well.
Near the junction there seems to be the most room for casting, I use my 9-foot pole without any problems usually on dry flies.
- Virginia State fishing license
- Fly rod
- Dry flies, nymphs
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