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Welcome to Virginia, home to some of the best fly fishing waters in the Southeast. We can't wait to help you experience them.

Meet the Outfitters

Derek and Margaret Hutton own and operate Virginia River Guides. They have nearly two decades of outfitting, organizing and leading fly fishing excursions both domestically and abroad. They have the knowledge and experience you are looking for.

VRG specializes in fly fishing the headwaters of Virginia’s most productive rivers. The diverse fishery and scenic beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains are truly world-class. There are few places where cold water trout streams transition into renowned smallmouth bass rivers that also harbor the chance of a trophy musky. We fish the most productive sections of the best rivers at the best times of the year. Our focus is on your successful experience.

See you soon!

The Huttons

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The Best of the Blue Ridge

We are confident in the quality, diversity, and beauty of the waters we fish. Come see us and fish the legendary rivers of Virginia. We float and wade the James, Jackson, and Maury rivers.

Additional Ventures

In addition to VRG we own and operate Stonegate Guesthouse and Hutton Fly Expeditionary Travel in Lexington, Virginia, as our home base of operations. Stonegate Guesthouse is a historic B&B on South Main Street in Lexington. Hutton Fly Expeditionary Travel represents and books exceptional fly fishing destinations worldwide.

We have trusted relationships around the world. We are committed to a high level of personal service and accountability. We pursue the world's most sought-after species in the world's most extraordinary places, all on the fly.

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