Runnett Bag Creek


Stream Category: Put and Take Class – B

Wild Trout: None

Stocked Trout: Rainbow and Brown Trout

Other Species of Note: None


Dry Flies: Adams, Caddis, 

Nymphs: Stone Flies, Pheasant Tail, Prince, Hares, Midges, Mop Flies, and Squirmmy Wormies

Streamers: Kreelex, Minnow Patterns 

Waders: No

Net: No

Casting: Tuck, and Roll.



If there wasn’t already a stream called “Shit Creek” in my area I would call this stream Bag’s Run “Shit Creek.” Unfortunately I don’t want to dishonor “Shit Creek” (Elkhorn Creek, WV), by calling this shitty creek “Shit Creek,” but it is very shitty. 

Where to begin, other than this creek might be the shittiest creek I have ever been to, well it is a freestone rock/sand creek. It really depends on what part of the creek you are on. There are some decent holes, but they get fished out quickly. If there was one place I would recommend a chapter of Trout Unlimited to clean up it would be this one, trash is everywhere (I think you can see the role of toilet paper in the upcoming picture), it is definitely not accessible (a lot of the stream flows through private property, which makes no sense to have it as a stocked stream), and you should definitely carry while at this creek. 

I would skip this creek and go to Pigg Creek, which is thirty minutes away. 

Additional Notes: 

Parking is located on pull off spots on the sides of the road and at a church parking area. If you do go here please carry while you are here, and don’t be stupid and go by yourself.



2 thoughts on “Runnett Bag Creek

  1. I would like a suggestion as to a stream to fish I or close to roanoke.

    I live Charlotte nc and am very active in TU. ROCKY RIVER TU. I teach fly tying class for past 10 years.

    My grandson is ten and my daughter is a doctor in roanoke. I want to teach them how to fly fish. Grand son has reached a good age.

    We were supposed to do that this weekend on th mitchell river just across the border from you.

    If you could name a good beginners stream would be greatly appreciated.

    Does a 10 year old need a fishing license.

    Also if some in your chapter wanted to go with us would be good. My wading is not as good as it used to be. I just turned 80. Dont think I want to go to shitty creek.

    We are thinking of next weekend on Friday and hopefully fish saturday.

    Cell 704 618 6214

    Jack mcneary


    1. Hey Jack you might want to rethink fishing in Roanoke this weekend. They have had severe rain from the past couple hurricanes that has caused several rivers to flood. I wouldn’t even begin to know where to go. Also i live in Atlanta , Ga now.


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