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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Virginia Fly Fishing Festival is held outside each spring on the banks of the South River in Waynesboro, Virginia. On April 20-21, 2013, the 13th annual Virginia Fly Fishing Festival will draw anglers from across the Mid-Atlantic with nonstop free lectures and tips on where, when, and how to fly fish in the Old Dominion and across the globe as well as wine-tasting and live music.

Casting pool. Photo by Naomi Sheaffer

Casting pool. Photo by Naomi Sheaffer

Fly fishing luminaries like Beau Beasley, Lefty Kreh, Ed Jaworowski, Bob Clouser and Tom Sadler will be there along with many other highly skilled anglers, tyers and artists –  holding workshops, classes and demonstrating techniques. Vendors will have the latest and greatest new “stuff.”

Art is in full swing at the festival. Photo by Naomi Sheaffer

Art is in full swing at the festival. Photo by Naomi Sheaffer

Want to get started in fly fishing but don’t know where to begin?

The Virginia Fly Fishing Festival is the ideal place to get your feet wet in the sport. Are you an avid fly angler looking to take your skills to the next level? The festival is your one-stop shop for gear, expert advice, and even instruction. Be a part of the largest fly angling event in the Old Dominion!

Bonus event

As a prelude to the festival, Where The Yellowstone Goes, a documentary film (feature length) by filmmaker Hunter Weeks, will be shown in Harrisonburg on Friday, April 19, at 7:30 pm at the Court Square Theater, which is about a 40 minute drive from South River in Waynesboro.

Festival venue

Due to construction, the festival has been moved to soccer field opposite of the original festival grounds (Constitution Park). The move increases the area and accommodates bigger vendor tents and overall operating space. You’ll also be closer to the wineries.


Go to Google Maps for directions > Waynesboro, VA 22980
Region: Shenandoah Valley
Locality: Waynesboro City

Dates – Time

Saturday, April 20, 2013 – Sunday, April 21, 2013 (9:00 AM-5:00 PM)
Exec. Dir. Cell phone: (540) 241-5054
Fax: (540) 836-9367
Website: Click here […]


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