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New River Fly Fishing

About Us

If you're looking for a professional guide service with local knowledge and expertise, you've come to the right place! We specialize in guided fishing for trophy smallmouth bass, walleye, and trout on the fly. When on a guided trip with New River Fly Fishing, be prepared to fish hard for the day. Please note that there is a huge learning curve involved in going from small stream fly fishing to the open water tactics required on the New River.  Many anglers new to river fishing may find casting to be difficult at first, but we will teach you the necessary techniques for success!


New River Fly Fishing is run by veteran fishing guide Mike Smith.  Mike has guided on the New River since 1998 and is always passionate about sharing his experience with clients and other anglers both on and off the water. Over the years, he 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.  He is also an avid saltwater angler and regularly hosts trips to the the Bahamas and elsewhere.


Since 2010, Mike has been the Product and Brand Development Specialist for Flymen Fishing Company as well as a fly designer.  His patterns were featured in the May/June 2013 issue of Eastern Fly Fishing Magazine. Mike has also written a series of fishing guidebooks published by the University of Virginia Press, which include Fishing the New River Valley, An Angler's Guide among other titles.

Check out our entire guide team here.

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