Guides are pretty important people in the fly fishing industry. They’re masters of their local fishery and the first to know what’s happening before anyone else. They’re educators, boat rowers, casting teachers, fly tying instructors, lunch ladies, and comedic talent all rolled into one.

We refer our clients to these experts. Our list of guides is not extensive, as we scrutinize who we send our clients to. Fishing in our area can be difficult, and we refer clients out to specific guides that we know and trust to provide a great fly fishing experience. Fun times are mandatory, but tall fish tales are optional.


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One of Micah’s passions is sharing the joy of fly fishing and the region’s streams with others. Whether you’re an expert angler or a first-time fisherman, his fishing trips are tailored to your specific interests and experience.

Micah guides on the Gunpowder River and the Potomac River here in town, both fly and conventional fishing from shore, and is one of our favorite guides in the area to fish with.

www.kneedeepff.com


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William offers year round float trips for Trout and Smallmouth Bass in Virginia and Maryland. Instruction, flies, lunch and laughs included. Their main season runs from April through November, but he also does winter floats for trout. Many clients book an "Extended Day" float trip where you will fish 12-14 hours in a day and cover 10-16 miles in a day depending on the float. He also offers a custom overnight trip for Trophy Smallmouth Bass on an undisclosed river in Virginia

www.easterntrophies.com


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L.E has been fishing the James and Shenandoah rivers for over 45 years. He has over 20 years years of guiding experience.  He loves the time he spends on the water with his customers. He knows that everyone likes to catch fish but he also wants everyone to go home having learned something new. 

L.E. provides angling adventures for trophy smallmouth bass, musky, carp, and gar on over 60 miles of the James River and 40 miles of the Shenandoah River. He caters to both fly and conventional anglers.

www.hatchmatcherguideservice.com


Charlie and Clyde grew up fishing Virginia waters and are right at home plying the rivers and mountain streams of the Old Dominion. They enjoy guiding for smallmouth and musky as much as they do for carp and trout.

The brothers work with anglers of all experience levels, wanting to share with them the special experience of fly fishing.

www.3brothersflyfishing.com


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Chris is a third-generation angler who has spent his entire life fishing the Chesapeake and the coastal bays of Maryland and Virginia. During the mid-90s he began fishing Tangier and Pocomoke Sounds almost exclusively in order to pursue the speckled trout and striped bass that thrive in the surrounding islands, marshes, and grass flats of the region.   To Chris, there is nothing more rewarding than providing a high-quality experience for his anglers.  Whether it is a first ever caught fish, or catching a trophy fish on the fly rod, anglers tend to fall in love with fishing in this beautiful and remote region of the Chesapeake Bay.

www.chesapeakeonthefly.com


For the past 30 years, Blane has lived his passion. He grew up fishing the small mountain streams in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, starting a guide service as a youngster. In the mid-90s, Blane opened Blue Ridge Fly Fishers in Roanoke, Virginia– one of the most respected full service fly shops in the region. About a decade ago, he returned to his river roots as owner/operator of the New Angle Fishing Company, specializing in float trips targeting the regions predatory fish including Musky, Stripers, Smallmouth Bass and Trout.

Blane is the Southeast Regional Field Editor for Fly-Fisherman Magazine. He has written and been featured in a variety of publications. He has also been featured on multiple television shows including, The Hunt For Big Fish, with Larry Dahlberg, In The Loop Fly Fishing, and a few others.

Blane operates a guide service that specializes in float trips on four of Virginia’s premiere rivers: James, New, Roanoke and Jackson rivers.

www.blanechocklettfishing.com


Capt. Jeff Lewatowski is a lifelong Maryland resident and avid outdoorsman.  He has over 25 years of experience as a fishing guide.  He began his career guiding and instructing fly fisherman on the Big Gunpowder Falls River which he continues today.  He has guided fisherman on the inland rivers of Southwest Alaska, and spent years as a Captain/Mate running offshore fishing charters on the Atlantic Coast.  For the last 20 years he has operated his light tackle and fly fishing guide service on the Chesapeake Bay, Gunpowder River, Susquehanna River, and more.

www.fishlews.com