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Backcountry Fishing in WV, VA, or MD
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Ryan Klym
(breaks) - F

Locale: Flat Ohio
Backcountry Fishing in WV, VA, or MD on 11/25/2009 15:28:20 MST Print View

Hi all! A friend and I want to start planning a backcountry fly-fishing / hiking trip in the spring. We've got all the UL backpacking gear, but now putting together our fishing kits (Tenkara for sure!) and trying to figure out a destination.

We're based in central OH and looking for something that is driveable within 6-8 hours. For hiking trips, we usually head over to WV or VA (AT, Sods, etc), so I'm looking for ideas where we could tie up a few days of hiking and fly-fishing together. Looking for clear streams and few people, so would definitely appreciate any thoughts!

Thanks for the suggestions and Happy Holidays!


Mark Stalbird
(Off-road) - F
My favorite on 11/26/2009 16:45:00 MST Print View

Cranberry river near Marlinton WV has all the hiking and fishing your looking for.

Greenbriar river also has many opportunities.

Ryan Klym
(breaks) - F

Locale: Flat Ohio
additional thoughts on 01/30/2010 06:28:56 MST Print View

Sorry for the delayed thanks -- been a rough past few months...Cranberry Wilderness does look like a good option.

We are also adding the Smokeys to our list of options. Our preference is to find a location that has a bit of elevation as well as some good streams.

Other suggestions?