Knot the Reel World Fly Fishing is proud to offer several different trips for anglers in and around Richmond, Virginia. With drives from just ten to up to seventy minutes away, we have numerous options to plan your day. 

Beginner or expert, our guides can teach you to cast, hook and land fish, or help you explore a new area and techniques.

Fall Trophy Smallmouth Fishing the New River (September): KTRW is proud to announce a partnership with New River Fly Fishing offering full day float trips for trophy smallmouth bass in September. Most of these fish are able to be targeted with poppers imitating dead and dying cicadas, a favorite of large smallmouth bass. Anglers will float the scenic New River upstream (south) of Claytor Lake. This is an excellent chance to get trophy smallmouth bass on the fly, on topwater!  All trips are run out of a safe and stable NRS raft.

Current dates available: 9/4, 9/5, 9/6, 9/7, 9/10, 9/12

Full day/eight hour float. 

Two anglers: $495

Single Angler: $395

Please send us a message directly to reserve this trip. 

Spring Trophy Smallmouth Fishing the New River (April-May): KTRW is proud to announce a partnership with New River Fly Fishing offering full day float trips for trophy smallmouth bass, in April and May. Most of these fish are able to be targeted with poppers, imitating shad and alewives moving upriver to spawn. Anglers will float the scenic New River upstream (south) of Claytor Lake. This is an excellent chance to get trophy smallmouth bass on the fly, on topwater!  Trips will be run from mid April until Memorial Day Weekend. All trips are run out of a safe and stable NRS raft.

Full day/eight hour float.

Two anglers: $495

Single Angler: $395

Please send us a message directly to reserve this trip. 

Wade fishing the James River: Spend an afternoon wet wading the historic James River stalking Smallmouth Bass, Catfish, Spotted Gar, Sunfish and more! Hone your fly fishing skills within eyesight of the Richmond skyline or further up the river. Learn to read the river water, entice numerous species to eat your fly and enjoy an afternoon on the scenic James River. Please note, sometimes due to water or weather conditions we will fish a different local waterway. 

Four hours of fishing.       $225 single angler        $275 for two anglers         $325 for three anglers

Kayak fish the Chickahominy Reservoir: Fly fish the gorgeous Chickahominy Reservoir from kayak for Largemouth Bass, Bowfin and Chain Pickerel. Only 40 minutes east of Richmond, this body of water is lined with Cypress trees and lilly pads and makes you feel as if you are fishing a swamp in the deep south! This is a very cool paddle and fly fishing trip around some very wild looking water in Virginia.

Four hours fishing.        $275 single angler     $325 for two       $350 for three

Kayak fish the lower Rappahannock River: Join us on a saltwater fly fishing trip for Striped Bass, Sea Trout, Puppy Drum, Bluefish, Croaker and White Perch at the mouth of the Rappahannock River. Launch from beautiful Topping, Virginia (70 minutes from Richmond) and kayak fish the surrounding docks, grass beds and islands for feisty saltwater fish. Trips may be tide dependent.

Four hours of fishing.     $275 single angler     $325 for two       $350 for three

Kayak fish for Snakeheads: Ever heard of the infamous Snakehead? The invasive fish that breathes air and walks on land? Well they love to eat flies with vicious attacks and head shaking fights! We’ve got it figured out how to catch these from a kayak. 70 minute drive from Richmond.

Four hours of fishing.      $275 single angler         $325 for two         $350 for three

Custom Trips: Got a specific place you would like to fish? Own a private lake or pond and want to learn how to fish it? We love fishing different water and are open to suggestions! Give us a shout and we’ll get something set up!

$100 DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED FOR ALL FLY FISHING TRIPS.

Trips can be canceled for reschedule up to three days prior to date of trip by client. In the event of foul weather, Knot the Reel World will notify client of need to reschedule. In the event a trip must be moved due to weather or client cancelation, Knot the Reel World and client will have one year to reschedule trip before return of deposit. 

Kayak fishing trips are limited to three anglers. Each angler will be provided a kayak from KTRW. 

All rods, reels, flies and necessary equipment provided!

Fishing licenses are NOT provided by KTRW. Contact us for suggestions on where to get one or we can print them off for you in advance.

What to bring: Polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, snacks, clothes that can get wet and potentially dirty.

To purchase a gift certificate, please use our site navigation bar at the top of the page and click on Shop, then Gifts. 

Call us at 571-334-4721 to check availability and book a trip!