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Team NROC 2022
Ethan Stone

Ethan Stone, our Lead Guide, joined Team NROC in the summer of 2019 and has proven to be a very important part of our team. Recently graduating with a degree in National Security and Foreign Affairs with a minor in Russian at Virginia Tech, Ethan was the president of the Virginia Tech Bass Fishing Team and former runner-up National Champion with his high school bass fishing team. With his easy-going demeanor, Ethan has proven to excel with young anglers and their parents while also learning the knack of putting his clients on big smallmouth!

From an early age Jacob Hodges has had a passion for huntng, fishing, and the outdoors as a whole. Recently graduating from Virginia Tech with a degree in Freshwater Fish Conservation, Jacob has become even more dedicated in preserving our fisheries for generations to come. His obsession for bass fishing was spiked by joining the Virginia Tech Bass Fishing Team where his knowledge and love for the sport only grew culminating in his qualifying position for the 2022 College National Championship. Jacob is very excited and looking forward to spending another season guiding and fishing the New River for NROC!

Britt Stoudenmire

Britt Stoudenmire, our Lead Guide Emeritus, graduated from Virginia Tech and The Citadel and was very fortunate to pitch for the late legendary Hall of Fame baseball coach Chuck Hartman while at VT. He is an avid outdoor enthusiast and has hunted and fished his entire life. A lifetime catch-and-release angler, Britt firmly believes in respecting and protecting our watersheds. Britt has always loved big fish and focuses the majority of his winter and early-spring guided trips on targeting mature river smallmouth and musky while teaching his clients the techniques needed to effectively pursue these fish. Britt believes every day on the New River is a tremendous privilege and that "This is the day which the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24

Randy Fuqua Randy Fuqua has guided for us off and on for quite some time. However, the last several years he has become a very intergral part of our team. Some would call Randy a smallmouth fanactic, so, if you prefer someone who can help you dial down the big smallmouth, Randy is your guy. Randy puts in a lot of time on both the New and James Rivers in his free time and loves to pass on his knowledge with clients and friends. Randy joined the "6lb Club" in 2016 with a beautiful fish from the New River, a high honor for a river smallmouth angler. We are glad to have him on our team even though we have to overlook his allegiance to the Tennessee Vols (Leigh is a Florida Gator alum).
Scott Guilliams Scott Guilliams has fished the New and James Rivers for over 25 years. We contacted Scott over ten years ago after reading an article in VA Game & Fish where he was helping writer Bruce Ingram install food plots for deer. Long story short, we bartered a fishing trip for a food plot. After our trip on the New River together with his brother Jason, who has also guided for us in the past, his passion for smallmouth fishing progressed into guiding for us and the rest is history. Scott ties his own spinnerbaits and buzzbaits, so if you fish with him, make sure to tie on a couple because they are definitely a 'big fish' bait. Scott is a really nice guy and very relaxed with his clients, but don't let that fool you because Scott and his clients have put some big smallmouth and musky in the boat over the years.
Bassmasters Magazine Bassmasters Magazine
Publications that we have had the opportunity to contribute to, or have written for, include VA & WV Game and Fish, Bassmasters, In-Fisherman, American Angler, Fly Fisherman, Cabela's Outfitter Journal, Musky Hunter, Coastal Angler, and many more. A special thanks goes out to all the amazing writers that have visited us namely Bruce Ingram, Darl Black, Jeff Samsel, Dr. Rob, and all the others I am sure I am forgetting. Thanks so much for giving us a voice in this crazy business.
Shimano These fine companies have supported us over the years, and we use and trust in their products; G.Loomis, Shimano, Power Pro, Gamma, Ross, Scientific Anglers, Frog Hair, Royal Wulff, Patagonia, Chaco, Smith Optics, Kast Extreme Gear, Llungen Lures, Stealth Tackle, Drifter Tackle, and Simms.
 
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