With over over 2,800 miles of trout streams, Virginia offers a wide range of fly fishing opportunities. Brook trout, the only trout species native to Virginia, account for 80 percent of the wild trout in the state. The growth rates of wild trout in Virginia are exceptional and combined with the number of streams available, Virginia offers some of the best native brook trout fishing in the East.
Rainbow trout and brown trout also thrive in Virginia and will take wet flies, streamers and nymphs, and often rise to dry flies. The Jackson and Smith rivers are the largest rivers in Virginia that offer fishing for wild brown and rainbow trout. Both rivers can be waded, but floating these rivers gives you the best experience.