Become a Fly Fisher in 8 Hours

Picture yourself casting the perfect line as you float along the New River. The sun is warm on your face, and the sounds of nature surround you while you wait for a wiggle on the line to signal your very first catch. At Adventures on the Gorge, we love teaching guests everything they need to know to get started fly fishing. Our full-day lessons are conducted right on the river with your guide. With hands-on learning, you’ll practice catching the active Smallmouth Bass that thrive in the waters of the New River.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How to select your rod, reel, line, and fly
  • How to tie a fly
  • How to set a hook
  • How to cast and retrieve
  • How to handle and release a fish
  • Basics of reading water as you fish
  • Book your Fishing Trip today!

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What’s Included

We’ll provide everything you need to have a great day of fishing. This includes tackle, reels, plastic bait, plus flies and fly rods. We also bring lunch, snacks, and beverages. Feel free to bring your own gear if you prefer. Transportation to and from the river will also be provided.

What to Wear and Bring

You’re responsible for obtaining and bringing your West Virginia fishing license, which you’ll need to show your fishing guide before the trip. We recommend bringing sunscreen and weather-appropriate clothes, including rain gear, warm layers, sunglasses, and a hat.

Trip Time

This is a full-day trip, with approximately eight hours spent on the river. All full-day trips depart during early morning.

Requirements and Limits

The minimum age for this adventure is eight years old. You must have a current West Virginia fishing license, which you’ll need to show your guide during check in. All fishing trips are catch and release with artificial baits only. Consult with your physician before attempting any new activity.


Your fishing guide will discuss all specific safety requirements on site. Our guides know this river better than anybody, and they’ll help you with bait or fly selection and where to cast, plus instruction.

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