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Ernie Reeves                   Mossy Creek Farm                      Mt. Solon, Virginia

Mossy Creek Cattle, LLC is a multigenerational family farm based in the central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Although the Reeves family has been in the community since the early 1800’s, the current operation started in 1951 when Ernest M. graduated from Virginia Tech and formed a partnership with his father and great uncle. The current operation includes beef cattle and turkey breeders and has cattle and turkeys on owned and leased properties in the central Shenandoah Valley. The farm has implemented many soil conservation practices to reduce run-off into Mossy Creek and other streams that run through the property.

Mossy Creek is Virginia’s most famous fly fishing destination. Flowing through rolling farmland, it is a classic limestone creek that features tough-to-catch brown trout, undulating masses of aquatic vegetation, swift runs, and steep drop-offs. It is especially challenging to beginning fly anglers, and can even frustrate experienced fishermen. Since no wading is allowed, fish must be approached cautiously from steep banks. Those with patience and technique have often been rewarded with 25 inch brownie hook-ups.