Knot the Reel World Fly Fishing is run by owner and head guide Chris Siess, who has been fly fishing since the age of ten, when his mother booked him lessons with well known fly fisherman, fly tier and bamboo rod builder Hank Woolman. That lesson has led to a pretty bad obsession for chasing fish with the long rod. Chris spent his childhood chasing bass in local Virginia farm ponds and saltwater species on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Big time college football and family tradition drew Chris to a little town called Blacksburg, Virginia for his college years at Virginia Tech. There he fell in love with southwest Virginia; specifically its hikes, views, and of course the New River and local trout waters.

Post college, Chris spent several seasons playing in the mountains of Colorado as a ski bum and fly fishing guide. Working for Aspen Outfitting Company, he was able to fine tune his trout skills on the extremely technical Roaring Fork River. Chris has since returned to Virginia to chase the multitude of species available in the Old Dominion. Chris spends nearly as much time tying as he does fishing. From first tying simple flies with the hair off the family pet Border Collies, he now designs flies for fish all over the world.

Please note, while we’ve had many questions as to whether we are a full service fly shop, at this time this business is still only a guiding service with custom flies for sale. Advice is always free of course!

Please contact Knot the Reel World Fly Fishing at 571.334.4721, knotthereelworld@gmail.com or submit comment below.

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