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Fly Fishing

A Virginia Fishing Vacation to Remember at The Omni Homestead

Some of the best Virginia fly fishing is offered on the beautiful private waters of the Cascades Stream. Our Orvis-trained guides are available for fly fishing lessons or guiding services. Licenses, equipment rental and stream use permits and fishing gear are available at Allegheny Activities located on the shop corridor. Two-hour to full-day packages include stream permit, all rental equipment, and guide service. Advanced reservations for equipment, guide services and lessons are recommended by calling Allegheny Activities at 540-839-7760. Available year-round, weather permitting.

Click here for stream report (Upper Jackson River)

Click here for stream report (Lower Jackson River)

Guided Fly Fishing

Join one of our Orvis-endorsed guides for a two-hour, four-hour or full day fly fishing experience on our private Cascades stream. This Blue Ribbon stream has stocked and wild rainbow trout and is ideal for any skill level.

Seasonal fly fishing is also available on the Tomahawk Farm in Highland County on the Upper Jackson River. Spend a half day or full day fishing for rainbow, brown and occasionally native brook trout which inhabit this area. Full day outings include lunch.

Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling Allegheny Activities at 540-839-7760.

Float Fishing

Anglers will experience a renowned trout fishery while floating through some of the areas most scenic landscape. Catch and release only and fly fishing is preferred.

Float Fishing is a unique form of fly fishing that allows two anglers along with a guide to experience several miles of beautiful river without having to hike and wade all day. Fishing is mostly for trout on the lower Jackson River below Lake Moomaw.  Anglers should plan for a full day of fishing and fun. Lunch is included. This activity is seasonal and available starting late spring when the water levels on the river begin to drop. Virginia trout stamp and fishing license required. (6 hours)

Advanced reservations are required. To book a trip, call Allegheny Activities at 540-839-7760.

A River Runs Through Virginia: Fishing Instruction By Orvis

Countless readers and movie-goers have been introduced to the pleasures of fly fishing by “A River Runs Through It.” Now, you can test your angling skills first-hand on a Virginia river with a fly fishing lesson at The Omni Homestead. Skilled Orvis-endorsed guides will provide you with a one-hour clinic of fly casting techniques. Experience the feel of an Orvis rod in your hand as you learn to land a fly on the spot of your choice. Who could blame you for never wanting to leave the natural beauty of Virginia and our fishing school? Let experienced Orvis-endorsed guides take you through a one-hour clinic of fly-casting techniques.

One-hour lessons

Available year round, weather permitting

Dry land clinic

Orvis Fly Fishing Schools

Available April through October, these one and two-day schools include

  • Fly casting techniques
  • Essential knots
  • How to choose your gear and tackle
  • Stream entomology (the science of insects)
  • Proper fly selection
  • How to read water and currents
  • How to play, land, and safely release fish

For more information, click here.

Advanced reservations are required, please contact for availability.

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