Common Questions & Facts

Q: What is the rod fee per day
A: Our current fee is $140 per day.

Q: Can I fish with my spinning rod and keep any fish?
A: We are strictly fly-fishing only, catch and release.

Q: What equipment do I need?
A: We recommend a 3.4 or 5 weight rod. Chest waders help reach all fishable water. Anglers should carry tippet material. 3X through 7X.

Q: What is the normal temperature?
A: Normally 42 to 64 degrees.

Q: Do you rent equipment?
A: No.  Guide service provide all equipment necessary.

Q: What flies should I use?
A: Seasonal hatches include Caddis, Green Drakes, Lights Hendricksons, Midges, Olive Duns, Tricos and Winter Stone Flies.

In warm months, we suggest hoppers, crickets, fireflys, beetles and ants. Wooly buggers and Zonkers and nymphs such as Hares Ears and Prince Nymphs are good choices as well.

Q: Where is Escatawba Farms?
A: Escatawba Farms is located in Alleghany County, Virginia, five miles south of I-64, from Exit 10. We are near Hot Springs, Virginia and White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

Q: Do I need a fishing license?
A: Yes. Please call 1.866.721.6911 to arrange for your fishing license.

Q: Is there an airport nearby?
A: Escatawba Farms is located 30 minutes from the Greenbrier Valley Airport in Lewisburg, West Virginia. The Roanoke, Virginia Regional Airport is an hour away. Transportation from the airport can be provided with prior arrangements.

Q: Can I bring my dog?
A: Out of consideration for our other guests, we ask that you do not bring your pet.

Q: Are reservations required?
A: Yes. We limit the number of anglers. Please book early.

Q: Can two people share a rod?
A: No.  We do not share or split rod fees between two anglers.  Anyone fishing pays our full rod fee.

Q: When is the best time to fish Escatawba Farms?
A: There is no “best” time. Our streams always holds a large population of rainbow trout.

Q: What kind of fish inhabit your stream?
A: Our section of Dunlap Creek holds mostly rainbow trout. Rock Bass inhabit parts of our stream. Our ponds also hold rainbow, brown and brook trout.

Q: What is your mailing address?
Our mailing address is 6515 Dunlap Creek Road, Covington, VA 24426.

Q: What are the hours of operation?
We are open 8am to 7pm during our fishing season from Oct. 1 to June 12.