Lefty Kreh
Beau Beasley




"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 a trophy smallmouth bass on a fly."   


 Lefty Kreh


"Success or failure of a trip depends as much or more on the ability of the guide as that of the angler.  Mike's combined boat handling skill, knowledge of the river, and understanding of smallmouth bass will virtually assure you of a memorable day on the water.  The New River is one of the most beautiful rivers in the mid-Atlantic, and Mike is one of the top guides I've fished with." 


Ed Jaworowski, Author, TFO Consultant and Fly Casting Coach

"As an outdoor writer I have the opportunity to fish in a variety of rivers with multiple guides across the country. I can honestly say that Mike is one of the best guides operating today. He is knowledgeable and hard working and more importantly wants to share his knowledge with everyday anglers. When I'm looking for a shot at trophy smallies, I make a bee line for New River Fly Fishing."


Beau Beasley, author of Fly Fishing Virginia and Fly Fishing the Mid-Atlantic



"Mike is quietly emerging as one of the leading figures of the next generation of professional fly fishermen. Much more than just a guide, Mike is an incredibly well-rounded fly fisherman and demonstrates an amazing insight into all facets of fly fishing, both on-and-off the water. His ongoing contributions towards the development of innovative new fly patterns and tying materials are proving a key factor towards the future success of Flymen Fishing Company."


Martin Bawden, Owner Flymen Fishing Company


"Mike is a great teacher on the water and is always the consummate professional. His equipment is first-rate and his home stretch of the New River is beautiful. I've now fished with him regularly since 2007."


Dr. Bill Hylander, Client

"I've caught citation-sized smallies, walleye, and muskie on a fly with Mike.  He knows his stuff!"

Frank Armstrong, Client

"Mike knows the river like the back of his hand. He will put you on some great fish!"


Joe Denig, Client




Ed Jaworowski
Martin Bawden
New River Smallmouth Bass