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Happy clien. Big Virginia smallmouth on the fly.
Trophy summer smallmout taken on topwater fly fishing.


Virginia's Finest Exports, All in One Convenient Package

Virginia is blessed with a great volume of fantastic smallmouth fishing, scenery, and wine. Why not plan your fishing trip around all three?


Come spend two days and two nights at the cabins at Fariss Farms and Iron Heart Winery in beautiful Allisonia, Virginia--the heart of the New River Valley. Each day, we'll float and fish the New River, where you'll learn techniques for targeting smallmouth bass on the fly in one of the country's most scenic and bountiful smallmouth rivers. Enjoy shore lunches each day, and bring along a bottle of wine from Iron Heart Winery, which was recently voted the top winery in western Virginia. In the afternoon, enjoy a complimentary wine tasting, and take advantage of a welcome package courtesy of Matt Reilly Fly Fishing and Iron Heart Winery. 


In the evenings, return to your comfortable cabin at Fariss Farms and spend the evening by a crackling fire, conversing on the porch, or wade fishing a major tributary to the New River that borders the property.

Float trips are conducted out of a 15-foot NRS Expedition raft outfitted with an NRS fishing frame, and generally cover between five and 10 miles of river to give clients access to as many fish as possible in a given day. If you want to comfortably cover miles of river while casting streamers and topwater bugs to the fightingest fish in fresh water, this is the trip for you. This package can accommodate up to 8 people, and is ideal for couple's weekends, corporate retreats, bachelor(ette) parties, and other large groups. Click HERE to get a glimpse of the action. 


Package trip for up to 8 anglers - Variable

Contact us for rates specific to your party. 

- Note: Rate does not include gratuity.

What to Bring:

  • Waders (in cold water months--no studs)

  • Appropriate clothing

  • Rain gear

  • Polarized sunglasses

  • Fishing license

  • ID

License Requirements:

A Virginia freshwater fishing license is required. You can

purchase yours here.


A deposit is required at the time of  booking, and can be paid by

check or PayPal 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. If we can't find a

date to reschedule, all but $200 of the booking deposit will be 



Choosing what to tip can be confusing. Generally, throughout

the service 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. It's our passion and why we do what

we do. 


There's no better way to enjoy a day than by floating through the Appalachian Mountains casting to hard-fighting smallmouth. 

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The New River can't be beat for scenery, and regularly produces smallmouth bass between 20 and 24 inches. 


Stop by the tasting building to experience all of the fine wine that Iron Heart Winery offers.

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