Lessons and Trips

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. Trip duration depends upon conditions and angler stamina. 

New River Fishing Guides Smallmouth Bass
Private Trophy Trout Stream
Fly Fishing Lessons Instruction
Float Trips -- New River

The New is without a doubt a world-class bronzeback fishery.  Our fishing techniques and presentations may change throughout the season as needed to target trophy specimens, but our general fishing window for smallmouth bass is April through October.  Walleye and muskie are pursued from November through March.


For casting to and fighting big smallmouth and walleye we recommend 9'-7/8 wt. rods with a 7.5' tapered leader (1x). For muskie, 10/11 wt. rods and 80 lb. leaders are required.


Rate:  $495 ($395 1 angler)

Wade Trips -- Private Trout Stream
Two miles of private water provide an exclusive experience for  anglers who want to catch trophy rainbow trout in seclusion amidst pristine surroundings.


For battling these bruisers, we recommend 9'-5/6 wt. rods with a 9' tapered leader (3x).  All trout trips are wade fishing only from November through May.


Rate: $395 ($295 1 angler)

On the Water Instruction

Interested in learning to fly fish or need a refresher course in the basics?  We offer half-day lessons that cover beginner casting, flies, equipment, knots, reading water, mending, and presentation. 


Classes are run at our private trout stream. Rods, reels, and flies are provided (bring your own waders). No trout license required. 


Rate: $195 per angler