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Musky on the fly


Chasing the fish of 10,000 casts in the Blue Ridge Mountains


Virginia's ancient mountain rivers and mountain reservoirs are home to a robust population of southern musky. The New River is home to the largest musky fishery, and this is where the majority of our musky hunts take place. Formed before the Appalachian Mountains, themselves, the New River is the grandfather of Virginia's warmwater fisheries and produces more musky over 40 inches than any other river in the state. This incredibly scenic river flows over 160 miles through southwest Virginia, and we cover just about all of it where conditions demand.



We target musky from October through March, and then again in May and June, after our fish spawn and before the water temperatures get dangerously high for these fish around the 75-degree mark. Trips are conducted out of a 16.5-foot Hog Island skiff equipped with a jet motor, or a 15-foot raft, depending on the demands of the season and water.


Musky fishing will test the angler both physically and mentally. Success is often measured in fish seen rather than numbers caught. We typically pursue musky with 10- to 12-wt. rods, full sinking lines, and large 8 - 12-inch streamers, and they commonly follow lures and flies lazily to the boat only to disappear at the last second. However, when everything comes together, the reward is often an incredibly visual, intense experience that will leave you babbling and weak kneed. 

Expectations and attitude are everything in this game. We ask that anglers approach their musky fishing experience with a willingness to learn a challenging game and a strong work ethic. Success comes to those who put in the work and stay mentally sharp.



Full Day Trips

Single Angler:  $500*

Two Anglers:  $600*

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. Trips cancelled by the client within one week of the scheduled date will require full payment.

*Listed rates do not include gratuity

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