NKFF Escatawba Farms Trout Trip

NKFF Escatawba Farms Trout Trip


05/10/2023 - 05/13/2023    
All Day


Bookings closed


Escatawba Farms Fly Fishing
6515 Dunlap Creek Road, Covington , VA, 24426

Event Type

NKFF Escatawba Farms Trout Trip

– Covington VA – (B Renner / B Martin) Drive on Wednesday, May 10,
fish Thursday & Friday, Return home on Saturday, May 13. – $140/Day/Person to fish 2.5 miles of private water and 3 stocked lakes on pristine property.
– We will be staying in a house near Lewisburg, WV and it is about a 30 minute drive to Escatawba Farms. Limited to eight (8 – 10)
$250 deposit to register


Registration are closed for this event.

Registered Attendees

  • Don Becher
  • Bruce Lane
  • Tom Gier
  • Jack Randall


  1. Bill,
    Kinda out of the loop out here in West-by-God Virginia. Just wondering if there are any more details on the trip, meals out or cook at the house, when to show up etc.
    Called Escatawba about the license issue. Both answers are kinda right–I was told by whomever I talked to that technically you need a license and he is not saying you don’t, but they’ve never had a game warden come on to the property to check. On the other hand a license is only $8 a day.

  2. With the recent discussions about the Escatawba Trip I think that it would be beneficial to have a zoom meeting to go over the details. I’ve arbitrarily picked Sunday evening for the meeting but would be happy to change it if there is a better time. Details for discussion will be where we are staying, meal planning, and car pooling. Please forward this to anyone else interested. I am looking forward to a great trip.
    Escatawba Trip May 10-13
    Sunday May 7, 2023 ⋅ 8pm – 8:30pm (Eastern Time – New York)
    Bill Martin is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 853 9298 4103
    Passcode: 1uLk7Y

    Bill Martin martiniv.w.r@gmail.com

  3. We will be staying at Greenbrier State Forest (1541 Harts Run Rd, Caldwell, WV 24925). The club has reserved four cabins.

    We are planning to eat dinner on Wednesday in downtown Lewisburg, West Virginia, which has a delightful selection of restaurants in the downtown area.

    Breakfast and lunch on Thursday and Friday are the responsibility of each cabin. Let me know if you don’t know who to share a cabin with, and I can help pair people up.

    Dinner on Thursday and Friday will be potluck. I will bring salad and a selection of dressings.

  4. Here are my notes from talking with Damiem Wiles of First Light Outfitters.

    Weather predicted for Monday and Tuesday, for Wednesday through Friday highs in the 70’s lows in the 40’s and 50’s. Damien expects good water levels
    Fly rods – 5 to 6 weight
    In general, in the morning:
    · Indicators – attractors – weighted nymph
    · Drift and depth are more important than pattern
    · Fluorocarbon leaders 4x to 6x, 9ft length

    In the afternoon there may be a hatch and dry flies are effective
    If the water is high, bigger and gaudier attractors

    The local fly shop is in Lewisburg, Serenity Now Outfitters, the hours are unpredictable call ahead 304-647-9779 at 898 Washington Street West, Lewisburg, WV 24901

    Flies mentioned during the conversation
    · Water Conditions
    o Low Water – subdued colors
    o High Water – bigger and gaudier flies
    · Midges with Tungsten 18 to 20 size
    o Red Zebra
    o Black Peral
    o Rainbow Warrior
    o Pheasant Tail
    o Soft Hackle
    · Wooly Buggers – very commonly used
    o 8 to 12 size
    o Olive and Black
    · Attractors
    o San Juan Worm
    o Salmon Egg
    · Streamers can also be effective
    · Dry Flies
    o March Brown 12 or 14
    o Chubby Chernobyl
    o Mirage Mayfly

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