I’m Al Alborn, the Virginia Trout Bum.
I spend my time chasing native Brook Trout in the headwaters of Virginia’s Appalachian Mountains and exploring its hidden streams and rivers. I look for spots few others frequent. Along the way, I pay attention to the state of Virginia’s environment, its water quality, and how the many critters that call the Commonwealth their home are doing.
I engage in both Western and Japanese (Tenkara) fly fishing, constantly exploring new techniques to fool Brook Trout into taking whatever fly I am offering.
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