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Lucky Strips Fly Co.

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Bassett VA

Matt Tuggle, Guide at Lucky Strips Fly Co.

Unlock the ultimate angling adventure with Lucky Strips Fly Company, your go-to destination for an exceptional fishing experience. At Lucky Strips Fly Co., we blend a passion for fishing with personalized service, making us the premier choice for unforgettable fishing trips. Our offerings cater to anglers of all skill levels, ensuring a tailor-made experience that aligns with individual preferences. Dive into a world of discovery with our meticulously crafted Fly Fishing Trips, designed to accommodate both seasoned anglers and beginners alike.


Explore a range of options, from Full day floats to Half day floats, and diverse wading alternatives for both full day and half day excursions. Immerse yourself in an unparalleled experience on one of Virginia's finest tailwaters—the renowned Smith River. Elevate your angling journey with Matt Tuggle, your local guide and devoted Smith River enthusiast. Hailing from Bassett, Virginia, Matt brings a wealth of knowledge as a Biology/Ecology Teacher and Baseball Coach, seamlessly combining his passion for teaching with his love for fly fishing.


With years of experience in the area, Matt is committed to educating those interested in freshwater resources, sharing a variety of tactics to target the abundant species found in the Smith River. Nestled in the charming town of Bassett, Virginia, the Smith River emerges as a haven for anglers, featuring a consistent flow of cold water from the base of Philpott Dam throughout the year. This unique tailwater setting provides anglers with the opportunity to target a naturally repopulating array of Brown Trout, complemented by a robust population of stocked Rainbow Trout and a hint of Brook Trout.


The Smith River serves as a year-round playground for trout enthusiasts, offering opportunities to pursue Browns, Rainbows, and Brooks. Beyond the Smith River, Matt explores other freshwater gems such as Philpott Lake, Fairy Stone State Park, Martinsville Reservoir, and local farm ponds. 


These diverse locales present additional opportunities to apply fly fishing tactics and target a variety of species, including Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Carp, and Chain Pickerel. Don't miss out on this extraordinary angling experience—book your adventure with Lucky Strips Fly Company today and embark on a fishing journey like no other. Discover the thrill of Smith River fishing and fly fishing in southwest Virginia with our expert guidance.

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Boat: Lucky Strips Fly Co.12' River Rat Max 2 Guests (base trip price includes 2 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Brook Trout Brown Trout Rainbow Trout

Indulge in the thrill of Smith River Fishing with our Half Day Float Trip for Two Persons at Lucky Strips Fly Co. Immerse yourself in the art of Fly Fishing in Virginia during this 3-hour and 30-minute guided excursion. Priced at just 350 US dollars, this package offers a perfect blend of adventure and relaxation on the renowned Smith River. Our expert guides ensure a personalized and enriching experience, catering to both seasoned anglers and beginners. Book now and join us for a memorable fishing journey, exploring the scenic beauty of Virginia's waterways.

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Boat: Lucky Strips Fly Co.12' River Rat Max 3 Guests (base trip price includes 3 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Brook Trout Brown Trout Rainbow Trout

Embark on a thrilling Smith River Fishing adventure with our Full Day Float Trip for Two Persons at Lucky Strips Fly Co. Immerse yourself in the serenity of Fly Fishing in Virginia with our expert guides during this 7-hour guided excursion. Priced at just $450, this package ensures an unforgettable experience on the renowned Smith River. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a novice, our Full Day Float Trip offers a perfect blend of excitement and relaxation. Book now and join us for an unparalleled fishing escapade in the heart of Virginia's natural beauty.

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Targeted Fish Species: Brook Trout Brown Trout Rainbow Trout

Experience the epitome of Smith River Fishing with our Full Day Float Trip for One Person at Lucky Strips Fly Co. Immerse yourself in the art of Fly Fishing in Virginia during this 7-hour guided excursion. Priced at just 375 US dollars, this package promises a personalized and enriching adventure on the iconic Smith River. Our expert guides ensure a seamless blend of skill-building and relaxation, making it ideal for both seasoned anglers and beginners. Book now and let us guide you through an unforgettable fishing journey in the scenic landscapes of Virginia.

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Private Boat Experience

Boat: Lucky Strips Fly Co.12' River Rat Max 3 Guests (base trip price includes 3 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Brook Trout Brown Trout Rainbow Trout

Immerse yourself in the allure of Smith River Fishing with our captivating Full Day Spin Fishing Package for Two at Lucky Strips Fly Co. For just $350, embark on a 7-hour adventure, discovering the scenic beauty of Smith River. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a novice, our expert guides ensure a thrilling and relaxing experience. Revel in the excitement of dual angling with a friend, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Seize this opportunity for an unforgettable fishing journey, where the thrill of the catch meets the tranquility of nature, all at an enticing rate of $350. Book no

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Targeted Fish Species: Brook Trout Brown Trout Rainbow Trout

Dive into the world of Smith River Fishing with our Half Day Float Trip for One Person at Lucky Strips Fly Co. Immerse yourself in the art of Fly Fishing in Virginia during this 3-hour and 30-minute guided adventure. Priced at just $275, this package promises a personalized and enriching experience on the iconic Smith River. Our expert guides ensure a seamless blend of skill-building and relaxation, catering to both seasoned anglers and beginners. Book now and join us for an unforgettable fishing journey, exploring the scenic beauty of Virginia's waterways at an affordable rate.

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Targeted Fish Species: Brook Trout Brown Trout Rainbow Trout

Experience the thrill of Smith River Fishing with our Full Day Spin Fishing Package for One Person at Lucky Strips Fly Co. Immerse yourself in a 7-hour adventure dedicated to spin fishing on the iconic Smith River. Priced at just $275, this package is tailored for individual anglers seeking an exhilarating day on the water. Our expert guides ensure a seamless blend of excitement and relaxation, making it an ideal choice for both seasoned anglers and newcomers. Book now and join us for an unforgettable fishing journey, exploring the beauty of Smith River at an affordable rate.

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Providing shuttle services from put-in and take-out locations (availabilities dependent upon our schedule and previously booked trips) Moving/Relocating boats, kayaks, trucks, trailers, etc.

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Looking to improve your fly-fishing skills? Our casting instruction service offers various techniques tailored to each client, whether you're a beginner, intermediate, or advanced. Our expert instructors will guide you through the fundamentals of fly casting, helping you to hone your skills and improve your technique. During this casting lesson, guides will lay out several creative fundamental drills that can be taken home and practiced on your own. Drills will be oriented with a focus on the practicality of situations encountered on the water.

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July 15, 2024

Exceptional experience with Lucky Strips Fly Co.! Matt, our guide, expertly navigated the Smith River, sharing his vast knowledge. A must for any angler!"

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July 15, 2024

Matt took me out for a day of fishing. He had everything covered! Top notch gear and equipment, along with a ton of knowledge. I really enjoyed myself.

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July 15, 2024

Lucky Strips Fly Co. delivered an unforgettable fly fishing trip. Matt's passion for the Smith River and expert guidance made the day exceptional. Highly recommended!

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July 15, 2024

Outstanding service from Lucky Strips Fly Co. and guide Matt. From the scenic Bassett location to Matt's expertise, our fishing excursion was top-notch. Five stars

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July 15, 2024

Lucky Strips Fly Co. exceeded expectations! Matt's local insights and teaching background enriched our fishing adventure. Can't wait to book again!

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