Walk/Wade Fly Fishing on The Upper Jackson River

Bolar, VA

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Private trip guided by Matthew

Matthew Thomas Fly Fishing LLC 10-19 years of experience


This private water is located 15 miles north of Warm Springs, Virginia. This section of the Upper Jackson River runs through the Tomahawk Farm and sits on the Bath and Highland County Line. This stretch is very unique to Virginia due to its lack of trees, which allows for open casting lanes. It is very similar to Western streams. Anglers have the opportunity to catch wild Brown and Brook Trout, along with wild and stocked Rainbow Trout. Limited pressure and vast food sources allow the trout to grow very large in this smaller river system. Nymphing and streamer fishing are often used, there are also many days with great dry fly fishing. This is a great place for all skill levels and allows for easy wading. This river section fishes great year-round. An additional $100 rod fee per person is due to the landowner the day of the trip.

Targeted species

  • Rainbow Trout
  • Brown Trout
  • Brook Trout

What's included

  • Rod / Reel
  • Tackle / Flies
  • Cold Storage
  • Dry Storage
  • Water

What to bring

  • Fishing License
  • Polarized Sunglasses
  • Rain gear


  • Bolar, VA

Exact meeting location will be provided after booking.

Guided by Matthew Thomas Fly Fishing LLC

Bath County, VA, USA10-19 years of experience

Matthew Thomas Fly Fishing, LLC, is a premier fly fishing guide service located in the heart of Virginia. Owned and operated by Orvis Endorsed Guide Matthew Thomas, he offers an extraordinary, unforgettable fly fishing experience on the rivers and streams in Bath County. Born and raised in Northeast Ohio, Matthew’s love of fly fishing started when he was a young boy. After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh, he decided to move to Bath County, Virginia to turn his passion for fly fishing into a professional career. Prior to starting his own guide service business, Matthew was the lead guide at The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia.
He takes pride in meeting and exceeding guest expectations. Whether, you are a beginner excited to hold a fly rod for the first time or an experienced angler seeking to expand your skills, he will lead you on a unique, memorable fly-fishing adventure.

Matthew has a simple promise: With my knowledge, passion, and commitment to excellence, I will ensure that your time on the water is nothing short of extraordinary.

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