One of the top fee fishing establishments in Virginia is Tomahawk Farm on the Jackson River near Warm Springs. My pals, Dave Gladwell, John Savides and Glenn Busch have been fishing that stretch for the past several years when we stay a few days at Cliff View Inn. My fly fishing days are largely in the rear view window since the golf bug bit me, but my buds love this stream.
This is beautiful water on the upper Jackson River, about halfway between the Poor Farm area and Monterrey. Owner, Bill Bratton, keeps the stream loaded with nice trout – rainbows to 20-inches – and there are usually a few holdover browns in the mix.
The price per rod is quite reasonable at about $85 per day, and Mr. Bratton limits the number of fishermen on the stream to enhance the experience.
The fellows fished here last Friday and caught some nice trout in less than ideal conditions – the stream was quite high and stained, but they caught fish and had a great time.
I understand that Mr. Bratton will rent out the farmhouse, though we have never stayed there. The house has an updated farm kitchen, a huge dining room, TV room, several large bedrooms, a wrap-around front porch and a huge deck on which to relax and enjoy the views.
The farmhouse on the property is located at 26138 Sam Snead Highway, Warm Springs, VA 24484. The number is 540-969-8120. Tomahawk Farm offer about 5 miles of private, fishable water. Check it out.