See what our guests are saying about District Angling.

This is the mecca for all fly fishing enthusiasts! You won’t find a friendlier or more knowledgeable staff or a better stocked store. A fantastic addition to the area.
— Jill C.
This is a wonderful fly shop. They have a huge supply of fly tying material and carry tons of great gear. The staff is super helpful with boatloads of local knowledge. Can’t wait to blow my paycheck here on a regular basis!
— Brian M.
Great selection of gear and apparel - rods, reels, flies, waders and pretty much anything you need to get out on the water. The owner and staff provide that rare mix of being both friendly and knowledgeable. Check them out!
— Brendan L.
Absolutely love this shop - very unique and definitely the place to be when you are looking for fishing gear in the DC area. Women’s apparel is awesome, great quality. Are you looking for waders for women and boots? They have them all!!!. The guys there are terrific and very patient when it comes to fly tying :-)
— Olga H.
I’m so pleased to have the experts back in a brick and mortar store. As I’ve traveled the U.S. and visited fly shops, folks will ask about the DC area for fly fishing. They are usually stunned when I describe how good we have it here and in so many rivers and lakes that are close by. The fly fishers at District Angling provide information and gear that I have used to great success.
— Scott B.
The store and the guys here are great. Staff was really really helpful and knowledgeable about local waters. Gave me some tips on what works and what won’t. Overall great experience and looking forward to coming back. Definitely would recommend!
— Ethan D.
District Angling is not your average fly shop. It is a family fly shop. From the first moment I walked in I was treated as family. The owner Richard took me under his wing and showed me all the local fishing areas as well as ones that were not so local. His staff are engaged and always willing to answer questions. They are informative and willing to share fishing areas and tricks to navigate them.

As I spent a long there I witnessed people that sought out Richard and District Angling. There is a history behind the development and opening that I will not get into yet to see people that seek out Richard and the relationship he has built is wonderful. This is not some fly shop with a superiority complex. It is a fly shop that is full of pride and wants to share their experiences as well as retain customers.

My suggestion is to seek them out and have a cup of coffee with them. Their product line is on the upper end yet they are not afraid to suggest a product they do not have.

In all my travels and experiences with fly shops this if by far my favorite.
— Brian H.
Great fly shop! Very friendly staff and knowledgeable owner went above & beyond helping me find the gear I needed. I recommend this place highly!
— Erik H.
You just made next year’s New Year’s card! Thanks Rich. Look forward to the next time. And let’s work out some guiding for boat hours this summer.
— Emmet R.
Fantastic shop with such friendly and professional staff. More like hanging out than shopping. No pushing of over priced or superfluous gear, just the right stuff to catch fish and have fun. Great local knowledge of sites and links to some excellent instructors and guides.
— Matt M.
The store is stocked with well known rods, reels, fly line, and wading gear. There’s a nice selection of flies, fly tying materials and tools. Every time I go into the store there’s more selection.
— Daniel L.
New to the area this year. An upscale fly fishing store with quality wares. They also offer guided fly fishing trips. Has off street parking with handicap slots. You won’t be sorry
— Georg V.