Do I have to have any fishing experience?

No. We welcome anglers of any experience level

Do you only guide fly fishing anglers?

No, we welcome conventional, tackle anglers.  We have great tackle and provide all baits and lures on our trips.

Do I need to bring any fishing gear?

Orvis rods and reels will be provided if needed. All tippet, leaders, and flies are provided on all trips.

What should I bring on the trip?

A valid Virginia fishing license, polarized sunglasses, rain coat, hat, and sunscreen. Waders, if needed, and rod and reel if you have one you like to use.

Should I bring food?

Picnic-style lunch and drinks are provided on full-day trips. On half-day trips, drinks and snacks are provided.
You are welcome to bring any additional snacks that you may want.

What should I wear?

Winter can range from 60° to 30° degrees F for daytime highs.

Spring daytime highs 50° to 80° degrees.

Summer daytime highs range from 75° to 90° degrees.

Fall daytime highs range from 50° to 70° degrees.  

Cool to cold temps, dressing in layers is best so you can easily remove or add clothing.

Warm to hot temps, quick dry light clothing is best.

Which weight fly rod for the different species?

For musky, a 9’, 11 wt. with intermediate sinking line and 350 to 450 grain sinking lines.

For trout, 9’, 3, 4, and 5 wt. rods for most trout fishing with a floating line.

If the day is going to be on a small stream, 8’, 2 or 3 wt. will be great.

Freshwater stripers, 9’ 8 wt. or 9 wt. with a 250-350 grain sinking line.

For smallmouth bass, 9’, 6 or 7 wt. rods with a floating line.