Filed under: Angling | Tags: Herbert Hoover, Rose River Fly Fishing, Stonewall Jackson, virginia
This past weekend I visited the Rose River for some fall time brook trout fishing. The river, mountain stream really, which pours out of the hills which make up the Shenandoah national park is a favorite brook trout stream of many.
To access the stream one drives and then hikes the old Blue Ridge turnpike. A road which was cut through the mountains over 300 years ago and which Stonewall Jackson traveled along with his troops to meet up with General Lee in Big Meadows back in 1862.
Anyways enough history talk… however one last reminder from Herbert Hoover whom also fished these streams, “To go fishing is the chance to wash one’s soul with pure air, with the rush of the brook, or with the shimmer of sun on blue water. It brings meekness and inspiration from the decency of nature, charity toward tackle-makers, patience toward fish, a mockery of profits and egos, a quieting of hate, a rejoicing that you do not have to decide a darned thing until next week. And it is discipline in the equality of men – for all men are equal before fish.”