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Reminder: We’re So Fly Festival ~ May 2-5

A beautiful Virginia rainbow caught by fly fishing guide, Will Hodges. Image provided courtesy of Kate Loeffler, owner of The Inn at Gristmill Square – host and sponsor of We’re So Fly Festival – May 2-5, 2019.

First annual Fly-Fishing Festival celebrating the gorgeous rivers and streams in Bath County, Virginia.  Below is the schedule of events.  To attend an event click on the event link (if required) to get tickets.  Please feel free to email kate@gristmillsquare.com with any questions or if you are interested in becoming a sponsor or vendor.  We are also accepting donations for our Silent Auction benefiting Project Healing Waters

Throughout the Festival there are guided and self-guided fishing opportunities.  Some of the guided fishing requires advance sign up.  We’ve created “events” for each of the private fishing excursions that require “tickets.”

A list of ALL festival events with ticket links can be found here.

We’re So Fly Festival Schedule of Events:

Thursday, May 2

3:00pm             Check-In at Area Lodging

6:00-8:00         “We’re So Fly” Welcome Reception-Dairy Barn (menu)

Friday, May 3

All Day Guided or Self-Guided Fishing on Private and Public Rivers

9:00am               Yoga Foundations with Anna Bohacs at The Omni Homestead

10:30am             Intro to Fly-Casting Clinic by Angler’s Lane, Hot Springs, VA

1:00pm               Lunch and Learn, Farm Lunch-Fort Lewis Lodge with Guest Speaker Beau Beasley

1:30pm               Intro to Fly-Casting Clinic by Angler’s Lane, Hot Springs, VA

2:30pm              Goat Cheese Making Demo/Farm Tour at Hidden Valley B&B (6ppl max)

2:00pm               “Bugs and Brews” – Fly Angling and Entomology Presentation at Bacova Beer Company

3:00pm              “Conquering Your Fears of Cooking Fish,” Cooking Demo-The Inn at Warm Springs

5:00pm              “Tie One On”-Fly Tying Demo and Cocktails-Waterwheel Restaurant

6:00pm               Dine Around – Reservations Recommended

The Inn at Gristmill Square.

Saturday, May 4

All Day Guided or Self-Guided Fishing on Private and Public Rivers

8:00am              Pond Fishing/Casting for Beginners

10:00am            Vinyasa Yoga with Anna Bohacs at The Omni Homestead

11:00am            Ricotta Making and Tasting at Hidden Valley B&B (6ppl max)

11:00-2:00        “They’re So Fly” Artisan Market-The Inn at Warm Springs

4:00 pm            “Wine and Fish Pairings that Will Go Down Swimmingly”-Les Cochons d’Or

6:00pm              Dine Around – Reservations Recommended

Sunday, May 5

11:00am             Farewell Brunch-The Inn at Warm Springs

The Following will be available throughout the Festival:

• Spa Services for those non-fishing at the Warm Spirit Spa (by appointment)

• Handmade Flies from Scott Hetzer at the Inn at Gristmill Square Gift Shop

• Trout Art and other fine Artisanal Gifts at The Warm Springs Gallery

• Beer Tasting at Bacova Beer Company

• Driving Tour to Coursey Springs Hatchery and Va Trout Co.

Get to Know the Guides:

Beau Beasley, fly fisherman, author and Speaker will be there.

Justin Fischbach

Ed McArdle

Scott Hetzer

Sean Smith 

Bath Virginia stream – secret run where rainbows live. Photo courtesy of Kate Loeffler, owner of The Inn at Gristmill Square – host and sponsor of We’re So Fly Festival – May 2-5, 2019.

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Information!

The Inn at Gristmill Square

P.O. Box 359 / 118 Old Germantown Road

Warm Springs, Virginia 24484

540-839-2231

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