Fly Fishing and Wine Festival Coming to Waynesboro


WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) -- The 14th Annual Virginia Fly Fishing and Wine Festival in Waynesboro is almost upon us.

Fishermen are encouraging everyone to come out and learn how to fly fish this weekend.

"This woodpile that I'm fishing around is what we call structure and it draws bait fish which use it to hide in. Often that's where the larger fish tend to hang out," said Beau Beasley, a published fly fisherman.

Beasley explained that fly fishing is a sport for everyone.

"It's called the quiet sport. You can do it with people or you can do it by yourself. I personally have a very short attention span so I like the fact that I can cast as much as I want or as little as I want. Its low stress, low impact. You get to be around the water. We have a saying that trout don't live in ugly places," said Beasley

He further elaborated the explain that it doesn't matter how young you are, you can still take part in fly fishing.

"Anybody, It doesn't matter who you are can get involved in the sport. We'll have a young man tying flies this weekend, Trad Little from North Carolina is ten years old. He'll be here tying flies. The idea is to come out, have a good time in a nonthreatening atmosphere and learn about fly fishing and learn if this sport is for you. Its a lot of fun," said Beasley.


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