It looks like I'll be attending a family reunion next July at Deep Creek. It's been a loooong time since I lived/fished back east and I wasn't really a fly fisher at the time. I seem to recall there being a few nice places to fish in western VA and MD but don't remember anything specific. Or anything about the Deep Creek area at all.
So...should I pack a fly rod? I figure I'll pick up a couple cheapo spinning rods for the kids to fish at the lake but not sure if it's worth the trouble of lugging out all my gear. Any rivers worth fishing? Should I bring the travel rod? Waders?
I've fished the Savage, but didn''t care much for it. Personal preference I suppose. At Ohiopyle, Pa., there is a small Orvis shop there for sure. If I am right, I think that is considered the middle Yough. Fish near the rocks with nymphs, streamers and watch out for rafters. I fish the upper Yough. 95% of the time, I dry fly fish it. There is also a small FFO C&R stream called Dunbar Creek. Tone named is also Dunbar. 119N out of Uniontown, Pa., down over the mountain from the fairgrounds. Finally, just past the Yough, is a small stream called Laurel Hill. This is the lower Laurel. Great ant fishing there in the FFO section.
If it were me, I would also consider fishing WV, specifically Blackwater Falls area and, the Mononghalia National Forest and Canaan Valley area are also worth a look. Hopefully somebody who fishes or lives in WV can put you on better info. Just throwing out options.
Reviving an old thread because we're now just a week away from the trip. Packing a couple rods and my gear. Have a guide set up for the 21st on the Savage, but will be in the area for the whole week. Any other spots fishing well lately? From what the guide told me it sounds like a lot of the other area waters are getting too warm to fish in good conscience.
Got a notification about a reply and it reminded me that I never posted a follow up. It was a brutally hot week when we were there. I had talked to a guide out of the orvis shop at the resort and he said the only thing fishing well in the heat was the Savage. I drove out one evening to do some recon and found a nice brown in a big pool. Next day I fished with the guide for half a day and found a lot of eager browns, brookies, and some bows. Pretty water. Took an uncle back a few days later and found a few more taking dries.