Where Fly Fishing is A Professional Passion

Featured Trips

In addition to our regular guided day fishing trips, we offer a number of what we call “Featured Trips” ranging from two days to a week, and from destinations in NC, TN, and VA to the Rocky Mountain West.  We have several outstanding trips and destinations planned for the Winter 2016/17 and the entire 2017 season.  You do not have to have “attained” a certain skill level to participate in these trips.  Frequently we have “first time” or novice fly fishers on them and that is not a problem!  In fact, on our 2008 through 2016 Wyoming trips we had some new folks who had never fly fished or had a fly rod in their hands and they did very well!  On some of the week long trips we can get together with you for lessons/preparation beforehand so that you are equipped/prepared for the fishing we will find at our destination.   Our current offering of trips is as follows:

Escatawba Farms has become a premium destination for us, and for good reason.  The Farm is an equisitely manicured, well-maintained fly fishing haven with an abundance of heavy rainbow, brook, and brown trout.  Located in Alleghany County, Virginia, Escatawba is situated on Dunlap Creek, a spring-fed stream that runs between wooded mountainsides and fenced pastures.  Its the perfect balance of superb angling and picturesque scenery that keeps calling you back, time after time.  For novice anglers and seasoned experts alike, Escatawba boasts a beautiful one and a half acre spring fed lake;  in addition to the nearly two and a half mile stretch of water you’d swear was Montana.  And, with three ponds teeming with huge trout where you can try out your technique or watch them laugh at you from the comforts of the underbrush, there’s something for everyone, at every skill level.  With only 8 rods permitted on the property per day, you’ll have no trouble spending a little extra time matching that perfect fly.  Most outings are spent catching fish and seeing no one.  We will take up to 6 anglers per trip.  While on each trip we will usually “highlight” a particular method or technique,  it could be said we’ll use many methods during the day to catch fish.   The point is to catch fish but also to give our guests something to learn that they can take back to their home waters and catch fish.  Trip Rate is $295.00 per angler , and includes stream access fee for private water, guided fishing, flies. Lunch, Transportation.   Lodging, license, and gratuity not included.

Escatawba Dates  Winter  to Summer 2017 ……Upcoming Dates

March 14, 2017  Purchase slot here 

June 6, 2017    Purchase slot here

October 17, 2017  Purchase slot here

November 14, 2017

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  Rose River Farm Trips  A new but premium destination for us, Dry fly and nymph fishing at its finest – a private water section on the Rose River …this is cold, crystal clear, spring fed water that has a river rock base with very little sediment. The water is rich in the kind of natural trout food that produces trophy conditions. Come and spend a day on this private water – or add a night or two in a luxury cabin  and make it a Virginia fly fishing vacation.  Fly fishing for trout is great anywhere but when you can do it in the majesty of the Rose River Valley you really have something special. Looking out at Old Rag Mountain, Double Top Mountain and  you will fish for trout as President Hoover did 75 years ago. Make sure you bring your watch – it’s easy to lose track of time.  Not only is this a great trout stream, but the Farm also is a working Black Angus Farm and also produces Wine….Impeccable Peach, Rainbow Red, and Rockfish White .

Rose River Farm Spring Dates

2017   Dates TBA

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IMAG3683NorthWESTERN NC Trout Bum Spring Trip  March 21-23 2017 ….a 2 1/2 day trip to some  of Northwestern NC’s most fabled trout waters and some of our favorites as well.  During this 2 1/2 day trip we’ll have available to us the waters of the Elk, Big Horse Creek, Helton Creek, South Fork, North Fork , and Watauga Gorge.  In the general area there’s tons of great water and great fishing and together with the quality scenery make for an unbeatable NC trip.  We arrive evening on 21st, 2 days fishing, all meals on 22nd and 23rd, and 2 nights lodging included.  We can take up to 6 anglers per trip, now taking reservations for this trip….should be another great one!   This one will likely sell quickly based upon the initial customer interest…… Trip Rate is $375.00 per angler.  As of  Feb 2017 this trip has 1 open slot.  Contact us here if you are interested in joining us on this great trip.  Purchase your slot

 

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TN Tailwaters Trip  Trip  May 9-11, 2017

Our most popular trip….2 1/2 Day Trip, w/semi -private River Access, we’ll be fishing both the SoHo and the Watauga, includes  lodging on a private stretch of the South Holston,   2 days fishing, all meals, instruction, and 2 nights lodging included.  The Spring date is made around the legendary SoHo sulphur hatch and Blue Winged Olives, while  the fall trip date  is around some great dry fly fishing/ Blue Winged Olives.  We  can take up to 6 anglers per trip, now taking reservations for our 2017 trips….should be another great one!This one will likely sell quickly…. Trip Rate is $375.00 per angler.  As of Feb 2017 this one has 3 open slots.   Contact us here if you are interested in joining us on future trip, and I’ll provide info on it.  Purchase your slot  here

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TN Tailwaters Trip Summer Date June , 2017 

Our most popular trip, so much so we added a summer date as well….2 1/2 Day Trip, w/semi -private River Access, we’ll be fishing both the SoHo and the Watauga, includes  lodging on a private stretch of the South Holston,   2 days fishing, all meals, instruction, and 2 nights lodging included.  The Spring date is made around the legendary SoHo sulphur hatch and Blue Winged Olives, while  the fall trip date  is around some great dry fly fishing/ Blue Winged Olives.  We  can take up to 6 anglers per trip, now taking reservations for our 2015 trips….should be another great one!This one will likely sell quickly…. Trip Rate is $375.00 per angler.   Contact us here if you are interested in joining us on future trip, and I’ll provide info on it.

TN TAILWATERS  Fall  DATE    October  10-12, 2017

Our moimag1160st popular trip, so much so we added a Fall trip date as well….2 1/2 Day Trip, w/semi -private River Access, we’ll be fishing both the SoHo and the Watauga, includes lodging on a private stretch of the South Holston, 2 days fishing, all meals, instruction, and 2 nights lodging included. The Spring date is made around the legendary SoHo sulphur hatch and Blue Winged Olives, while the fall trip date is around some great dry fly fishing/ Blue Winged Olives. We can take up to 6 anglers per trip, now taking reservations for our 2015 trips….should be another great one!This one will likely sell quickly…. Trip Rate is $375.00 per angler. Contact us here if you are interested in joining us on future trip,  and I’ll provide info on it.  Purchase your trip slot here .

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TN Tailwaters Trip Winter Date  Dec 5-7, 2017

Our most popular trip, so much so we added a Winter trip date as well….2 1/2 Day Trip, w/semi -private River Access, we’ll be fishing both the SoHo and the Watauga, includes  lodging on a private stretch of the South Holston,   2 days fishing, all meals on Dec 6 and Dec7, instruction, and 2 nights lodging included.  The Spring date is made around the legendary SoHo sulphur hatch and Blue Winged Olives, while  the fall trip date  is around some great dry fly fishing/ Blue Winged Olives.  We  can take up to 6 anglers per trip, now taking reservations for our 2016 trips….should be another great one!This one will likely sell quickly…. Trip Rate is $375.00 per angler.  Contact us here if you are interested in joining us on future trip,  and I’ll provide info on it. Purchase your Trip Slot here .

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20140623_144649SouthWest  VA Trophy Trip Private Waters – Clinch R Headwaters

3 waters available and these waters have some of the largest fish you will catch East of the Mississippi, and many fish will rival anything out  West.   A fish up to or over 10lbs is a real possibility on any of these trips, and 20 inch fish are pretty much normal…..a given.  Two rivers, Little River and Big Cedar Fork, are both  fertile limestone tributaries to the Clinch River and  contain some real leviathans. Not only some of the largest trout you’ve ever held in your hands, but also some trophy smallmouth opportunities during summer and fall months. A third water, Wolf Creek, flows along with the Clear Fork and is a trib to the New River  just north of Big Walker Mtn. Wolf Creek has large fish as well as more than a few smallmouth that can be trophy size as well. Due to limited access, the desire to promote these trips to our customers, and the premium experience, these trips are $275.00 .   Next date is June 2016 and we can take 4 anglers on this one.   Get your shot at some real trophies ….let’s Go Fly Fishing!

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-Join me for a “summer smallmouth ” trip to some of my favorite waters.  During this two day adventure we’ll fish some great water, which might include both NC and VA stretches of the New River.   A great way to “get away” from the summer “trout stream blues” if your favorite trout stream is low and clear.  Smallmouth don’t care about that:  in fact, our best fishing on the fly is typically during what we’d consider “drought” conditions.   Also, just a great way to get introduced to some great summer fishing that is available to us every summer.   Includes Lodging for two nights, food  (breakfast, two lunches, and one dinner ), and fishing.  Includes wading and possibly some floating in our custom Clackacraft driftboats.   Trip Rate is $375 per angler.  We’ll take 4 anglers on this one.

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Wyoming Sampler Trip Aug 2017
Wild in Wyoming…….we’re doing a week trip to one of fly fishing’s most storied  settings, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, right in the shadow of the Grand Tetons.  We’ll be fishing the Snake River drainage and more.  A part of the trip is a horseback pack in 4 day trip into the remote Teton Wilderness where we will be fishing North Fork , Soda Fork of the Buffalo, and time permitting a high mountain lake called Divide Lake.    Great food, great company, great scenery, and outstanding fishing.  We will likely catch several species of trout- – -cutthroats, Snake River finespot Cutthroats, Colorado River cutthroats, browns, rainbows, brookies, and even some cuttbows too.  Photo Left:  Gregg Williamson of Oak Ridge, NC on our 2008 trip with a monster cutt from a section of the Hoback River you could hop across.  Includes 5 days fishing, 6 nights lodging, all meals, all ground transportation.  Not included is airfare, fishing license, gratuities.  Anglers bring their own gear, rods, reels, waders, flies, etc.  Year in and year out this one is a client favorite.    Trip Rate for 2017 is $2495.00….Same as its been for a decade!   We have a high percentage of repeat business for this trip……….  I will gladly meet with you by appointment and go over every detail of the trip if you are interested in this trip.  I have a ton of materials, photos, videos, etc, to help you learn more about this great trip.  Don’t miss your opportunity to join us for this great trip!

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Brown.P1030105-MWHITE River / NORFORK River ARKANSAS TRIP SEPT 2017 Dates TBA
6 Day Trip, we’ll be fishing the world famous White and Norfork tailwaters, browns, rainbows, brookies, and cutthroats….but the chances at trophy browns are what make these waters world famous.  We’ll be getting in 4 days of fishing, which includes 3 days floating and one day of wade fishing.   4 days fishing, all meals, lodging, all ground transportation included.   We  can take up to 5 anglers per trip, now taking reservations for our Sept 2014  trip….should be another great one!   This one will likely sell quickly…. Trip Rate is $1795.00 per angler. Contact us here if you are interested in joining us on this great trip, or if you’d like more information  I’ll gladly provide info on it.

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NC Trout Bum Trip Fall 2017  Dates TBA -One of our most popular trips again, we’ll be staying right on the water  with a section of private water access.  We will be fishing up to 4 waters including the special regs water on Elk Creek, Helton Creek, and Big Horse Creek, New River, Watauga Gorge….some of the best spring fishing you will ever do….! We will arrive in the afternoon the first day, some fishing in the afternoon for anyone coming up early, and fishing 2 1/2 days.   Includes lodging on 2 nights,  Food (two breakfasts, 2 lunches, and dinner ), and fishing.   Trip Rate is $375 per angler.  We’ll take 4-5 anglers on this one, we’d love to have you join us!  Pictured Left:  Ronnie Brown of Reidsville, NC, with a trophy/citation rainbow caught less than a mile from where we will be staying.  6 Spaces available.  

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Frontiers International Travel
In addition to the trips we design and host, we also are a licensed Frontiers International Booking Agent and can help you choose/book any one of many trips both domestic and international – – -from fishing in the NE United States to the Western Rockies to New Zealand to Australia to the Bahamas- – -fresh or saltwater we can help you arrange/plan the trip of a lifetime.  Call me at 336 944-3628 or shoot me an email if I can help or answer any questions you may have.  American West destinations include Idaho, Montana, Colorado, New Mexico, and Oregon.  International destinations include Argentina, Africa, Alaska, Canada, Chile, Iceland, Mexico, Mongolia, New Zealand, Russia, South America, Bahamas, Venezuela, and more.  To learn more check out the Frontiers Travel site here .