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Wild Mountain Trout Fishing at its Finest

Many of the mountain streams we fish drain Mount Rogers, Virginia’s highest peak at 5,728

feet above sea level, and are finned by native Southern Appalachian brook trout and wild brown

and rainbow trout. We refer to these rivers as “Location X" waters, and are on them year-round.

They include the South Fork of the Holston River and Whitetop Laurel Creek--Virginia's two

largest freestone wild trout fisheries.

Our guide season on our "Location X" waters runs heavy from October through June, but trips

do continue throughout the summertime to take advantage of the superb terrestrial fishing

that can be had this time of year. The right conditions and approach can produce 100-fish days

on some of these waters, and encounters with trophy fish up to (and well over) 20 inches are

common. Like all trips, these walk-and-wade adventures can be designed to fit the experience

level and ambition of the client.

Because we believe in the value of these streams, we carry a commercial use permit from the

United States Forest Service to legally guide trips on them, and are the only guide service on

these waters to do so. As the only properly permitted, insured, and licensed guide service in

the Mount Rogers region, allow us to do the homework for you.


Full-day wade trip for 1 or 2 anglers - $425/$475

Full day trips allow you to get the most out of your adventure.

We don't fish by a clock, but by available light. Rods, reels,

flies, lunch, and professional photos from the day are


- Note: Ask about group rates for larger parties

What to Bring:

  • Waders (in cold water months)

  • Appropriate clothing

  • Rain gear

  • Polarized sunglasses

  • Fishing license

License Requirements:

A Virginia freshwater fishing license is required, as is a National

Forest Stamp. Some trips will require a trout stamp. We will

iron out specifics after booking your trip. Purchase yours here.


A $100 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of

booking, and can be paid by check or Venmo towards the total

cost of the trip. The remainder is to be paid on the day of the

trip by check or cash. In order to better serve you, in the event

of inclement weather or poor water conditions, as determined

by Matt Reilly, deposits can be put towards a rescheduled date

within a year's time. Cancellations made by the client within 48

hours of a scheduled trip forfeit the total cost of the trip.

- Note: listed rate does not include gratuity.


Choosing what to tip can be confusing. Generally, throughout

the industry, 20% of the trip rate is standard given you enjoyed

your time on the water and your guide. We give 110% to our

clients on the water every day in order to ensure that you have a

memorable, relaxing, and educational adventure that will stick

with you forever.

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