Virginia Creeper Fly Shop

A full-service specialty fly shop serving SW VA & NE TN with professional guide services offering guided trips and instruction.

We offer a full line of the wonderful stuff of fly fishing equipment to meet your angling needs, be it high country creeks, highland streams, tailwaters, smallmouth rivers or saltwater.

[03/26/20]   We are still open
COVID-19 Statement

At the Virginia Creeper Fly Shop in Abingdon, Virginia, we are carefully monitoring the COVID-19 issue. While we adhere to the regulations of our Governor and the recommendations of our President, we realize getting outdoors is a great way to relieve stress, take in Spring weather and fresh air.

Our store remains open. Social distancing is essential and here in our shop we have enough space for people to shop comfortably and safely. Rarely do we have more than 3 customers at a time in our building so if we have more than 3 customers, we will have others wait on our big front porch. We sanitize our shop every day and use hand sanitizer and wash our hands regularly. Our lawn allows you to cast if you would like to try out one of our fly rods

We have everything you need for fly fishing in our area. If you are planning to fish but do not want to come inside our building, we will be happy to prepare supplies in advance of your trip to the water, and we can leave your order on our front porch, bring the order out to your car here in our parking lot or we can mail/UPS ship it directly to you. You can call in your order ahead; our shop # is (276) 628-3826.

Your safety is important to us. Because of the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation and unprecedented nature of this virus, policies and mandates from our Governor can change at any given moment. We will do our best to keep you informed if our store hours change or our store availability changes. Until then, we encourage you to continue to safely enjoy the beauty of our region and the great outdoors. If you go fishing with a non-family friend then we suggest you travel separately, meet at your fishing location and practice the 6 feet or more physical distance on the water and at the parking area

We sincerely appreciate your continued support and appreciate your business not only now, but during the last 26 years.

Bruce Wankel
Virginia Creeper Fly Shop

Before making a delivery yesterday down in one of the tri-cities, I found I had some extra time on my hands so I stopped off for some fishing. Had to take a little walk before meeting up with a pretty thing.... I had to leave....
yet the pretty thing is still there in the river

Happy New Year 2017. Winter is the time that most of us start thinking about tying our favorite flies for the coming year. We want you to be aware that we mail fly tying materials to some of our out of town customers and we can do the same for you! Postage for small orders, like the one pictured, are often $3.00 or less. We are offering 5% off of all fly tying materials and tools for the first 2 weeks of the New Year if you use Promo Code: LuckyBruce17.

Japanese beetle patterns are a favorite of mine this time of year. Several weeks ago I noticed them in the shrubs here at my shop and also on the bushes along the Holston tailwater and the south Fork Holston up here in Virginia. Beetles, ants inchworms are good patterns to try now and look for grass hoppers late in August and September. Each year, I usually catch my biggest trout, when fishing surface patterns, using terrestrial patterns. My brother Ronnie and I both caught nice browns on beetle patterns last week in the slack water under a tree lined bank on the Holston tailwater.

Green Drakes have been Hatching on the local streams. The bugs on Whitetop Laurel are starting to slow down, but the bugs on the South Fork at Buller are going Strong!

Had a fine time wading the banks of the lower Holston at Rogersville yesterday with Daniel Adams, Randy Peake and their Chilhowie VA area relatives. Hybrids and white bass are up in river now below Hugh B Day bridge. Darker colors of smaller sized clousers worked best for us. A 5 wt rod would work well for the white bass but a 6 or 7 wt would help a person deal with the hybrids.

[02/14/16]   We have changed our Monday-Saturday Shop hours this winter to open from 9:30 to 5:30. Our Sunday hours are still 12:00-5:00.

[02/07/16]   We will be offering FREE Fly Tying classes in March. They will be on Tuesday the 8th, Thursday the 10th, Tuesday the 15th, and Thursday the 17th. All tools and materials will be provided by us. If you are interested you need to pre-register for each night by calling the shop at (276)628-3826.The classes will start at 7 pm and run to around 8:30.We will have a 5 person limit for each night. If you have any questions just give us a call!

We have these 2 Tibor reels on sale right now. Both are fantastic salt water reels. Give us a call or come by the shop for more information.

2015 was a fun and fishy year! Come Fish with us in 2016!

2015 was a superb year!

Virginia Creeper Fly Shop

2015 was a superb year!


2015 was a superb year!

2015 was a superb year!

[12/27/15]   We here at VC Fly Shop hope everyone has had an awesome Christmas. While our streamflows are dropping, come by the shop and stock up on flies and anything else you need to go fishing. Don't forget, we're open on Sundays from 12 to 5!

[11/29/15]   We just got a ton of new products from Fishpond, Simms, and Umpqua in the shop. Give the gift of fly fishing this holiday season!

[07/24/15]   Hey Everyone, Sorry for the long silence on our page. We have had a very hectic last couple months, but everything is going back to normal. We have had a lot of high water lately, but the flows are slowly going back to normal. We have been seeing huge Sulphur Hatches on the South Holston during generation. Don't Forget, we offer guided Float trips on our local Tailwaters! Give us a call, or come by the shop if you are interested.

[04/26/15]   The fishing in our area is picking up. We have been seeing big numbers of Quill Gordons and March Browns on Whitetop Laurel. Sulphurs are beginning to show there faces on the South Holston.It looks like it is going to be an awesome year!

We are now booking trips for hybrids, stripers, and white bass. Give us a call or come by the shop for more information.

Come out to the Holston River Brewing Co. this Saturday for the Fly Fishing Film Tour. Doors open at noon and the film begins at 3:00.

If you would like learn to how to fly fish, give us a call or come by the shop to learn about our introductory fly fishing trip. We also rent out all the necessary gear to fly fish if you would like to try it on your own.

We just got a big Fishpond order in today! We have the new and improved Westwater series line of packs and bags, as well as a couple of Nomad Nets. We are also about to receive a lot of fly tying supplies as well.

The Fly Fishing Film Tour is coming to the Holston River Brewing Company on Saturday, March 21. There are some awesome films this year, so be sure to come by!

We have select discontinued items sale priced 25-30% off including Fishpond vests, packs, and bags, and R.L. Winston BllT, GVX, and Passport series fly rods. Give us a call or come by the shop for more information.

Virginia Creeper Fly Shop

Our Waters

Register now for fly tying classes in February here at the shop. 7 pm to 8:30 pm. Feb. 10,12,17 $85 per person. Tools/materials furnished during class.

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Virginia Creeper Fly Shop

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16501 Jeb Stuart Hwy
Abingdon, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 09:30 - 17:30
Tuesday 09:30 - 17:30
Wednesday 09:30 - 17:30
Thursday 09:30 - 17:30
Friday 09:30 - 17:30
Saturday 09:30 - 17:30
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00
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