Smallmouth Bass

Spring Smallmouth on the New!

We are looking forward to working with New River Fly Fishing for another Spring floating the upper New River (upstream of Claytor Lake) for trophy smallmouth bass! Last year we had fantastic fishing until the big rains blew us out for the second half of May.

Many of these fish can be sight cast to and caught on poppers. There is also a chance for musky and striped bass in the river as well. If you like smallmouth fishing, this is something you don’t want to miss out on!

We’ve got availability during the week and a very few select weekend dates. Trips are run from mid-April up until May 22nd.

Single Angler: $395

Two Anglers: $495

Contact us for more information!

571.334.4721

knotthereelworld@gmail.com

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The Fly Fishing Show - Atlanta!

For the second year, Knot the Reel World owner and head guide Chris Siess will be tying at The Fly Fishing Show in Atlanta, Georgia, Friday February 1st and Saturday February 2nd. Chris will be discussing tips and techniques for tying a variety of flies including, but not limited to, patterns for Redfish, Smallmouth Bass, and Muskie! Flies will be available for purchase as well!

If you are in Atlanta area or want to make the trip down for this epic fly fishing event, be sure to stop by and say hello!

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August Fishing Report

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Rain, rain, go away! This has been the wettest summer we can ever remember. It has certainly fouled up our fishing in much of Virginia, but never fear, the fishing is very good right now. 

Out in the Chesapeake Bay there are lots of schoolie stripers to be caught on our kayaking trips. There are also the occasional redfish showing up!

Around Richmond, the Chickahominy has been fishing well for bass, pickerel and the feisty bowfin. The James River is still too high to fish, but the North Anna is at great wading levels and perfect for anglers of all skill levels.

Smallmouth fishing on the New is really heating up. The water is up, but clear. The fish are actively hitting cicada poppers, which we have for sale on this site. This September, we will be offering float trips on the upper New River for trophy smallmouth bass. This is an excellent time of the year to catch a trophy fish, on top! Contact us for more info on these world class float trips for big bronzebacks!

Don't forget, if you want to learn to fly fish, we offer casting lessons in Byrd Park! Contact us to set up a lesson and we will have you casting and addicted to fly fishing in no time!

Cicada Poppers = Smallmouth candy!   

Cicada Poppers = Smallmouth candy!

 

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Spring Smallmouth!

Spring Smallmouth Bass fishing is finally here! This year is a bit different for KTRW... Head guide Chris Siess will be running full day float trips on the New River upstream (south) of Claytor Lake. This is an incredible chance to catch big Smallmouth Bass in one of the best Smallmouth rivers in the country! Many of these fish are taken on poppers as well! There will be also shots at striped bass up to 15 pounds, musky and giant carp as well!

The season has started and we've openings now through Memorial Day. Give us a call, send a message or shoot us an email for further information or booking!

Two person, full day floats are $495, one person is $395. 

 

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Twenty Eighteen!

To my clients, friends and family, I just wanted to say thank you very much for all of the trips, lessons, orders and support in 2017. This was the best year I have had so far at KTRW! I look forward to 2018 and making many more memories and helping spread my love of fly fishing!

Since it is cold and gnarly outside here in Richmond, I wanted to offer $10 off fly fishing lessons through the end of January. Simply purchase a lesson by the end of January and learn to tie flies for $40! You even get to keep your own creations. Message me at knotthereelworld@gmail.com with any questions or scheduling a lesson!

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GUIDING UPDATE!

For late April and all of May until Memorial Day Weekend I will be guiding in Southwest  Virginia on the New River working directly with New River Fly Fish owner Mike Smith and running his float trips on the New upriver from Claytor Lake. Trips offered are full or half day trips with a focus on smallmouth bass on topwater. This is some of the best smallmouth bass fishing in the country! Trips will be available weekdays and on Sundays. 

New River trip pricing: 

Full day $495 ($395 1 angler)

1/2 day $375 (1 or 2 anglers)

For booking a trip, please call me directly for details at 571.334.4721 or send me an email at knotthereelworld@gmail.com. 

Five pound smallmouth