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New River Fly Fishing

Welcome to the New River Valley's original fly fishing guide service! 


For over fifteen years, we've been offering guided fly fishing trips on the finest smallmouth bass and trout streams in Southwest Virginia including the New River, the Smith River, and the South Fork of the Holston River. Plus, if you want to learn how to fly fish, or simply wish to improve your craft, we provide fly fishing lessons for anglers of all skill levels. Find out more about fishing with us below, then come join us for a memorable day on the water!

Located in Floyd, VA off I-81 between Roanoke & Abingdon

Approx. 2 Hours from Greensboro and Charlotte, NC

15+ years in operation

Experienced guides

Float or wade fishing options


Fly Fishing Lessons

Whether you are a complete newcomer to the sport or just need a refresher course in the basics, we got you covered! Offering half-day on-the-water instruction. Starting at $395.

Euro-Nymphing Lessons

For intermediate to advanced anglers. Offering half-day on-the-water instruction. Starting at $395

Private Trophy Trout Water

Our private water is stocked with trophy rainbow trout September through June. Offering full and half-day trips. Starting at $395

*** Featured Trips ***


About Us 

"Mike is a superb guide who knows the New River from a lifetime of experience.  I think it's the best river in the Eastern U.S. to catch trophy smallmouth bass on a fly." -- Lefty Kreh


New River Fly Fishing was established in 2007 by veteran fishing guide Mike Smith who began guiding on the New River more than twenty-five years ago and still remains passionate about sharing his experience with clients and others both on and off the water. Over the years, Mike has been a featured speaker at numerous fly fishing events and has introduced hundreds of novice anglers to the sport he loves through his popular on-the-water beginner fly fishing classes. Mike is joined by a team of expert guides who have intimate knowledge of their local fisheries. Read more about fishing with us in Smallmouth Chronicles.















Fishing Report 9/26/2023


Contact Mike Smith to plan your personalized fly fishing adventure today!

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(540) 250-1340

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