October 6 Speaker- Capt. Matt Miles
Capt. Matt Miles' presentation titled "Virginia Fly Fishing” will provide insight into fishing some of Virginia’s best public waters, covering when, where, and how to fish for smallmouth bass, trout, striped bass, and muskie. Virginia has a lot to offer the fly fisherman, from native brook trout to muskie.
He is the owner of Matt Miles Fly Fishing, LLC. Matt grew up in Lynchburg, Virginia and started fly fishing in 1993. After graduating from high school in 1996, he moved to Colorado to live out his dream of becoming a fly fishing guide. In 1997, Matt began guiding at the Blue Quill Angler in Evergreen, Colorado. In 2003, he decided to move back to Lynchburg to guide his home waters where he now runs his own Orvis Endorsed guide service, fishing for muskies, smallmouth bass, trout, and striped bass. Matt's guided trips are run on the James, New, Jackson, Smith, and the Roanoke rivers, to name a few. Matt loves guiding, teaching, being on the water, and tying his own flies. He is also a Fly Designer for Umpqua Feather Merchants.
PS NVATU member, Jim Galvin, reported an awesome day of fish with Matt on the James last month!