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Britt and "The Guide."
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Britt Stoudenmire - Believe it or not, I'm entering my 14th season as a full-time fishing guide. I graduated from Virginia Tech and The Citadel, and was very fortunate to pitch for legendary Hall of Fame baseball coach Chuck Hartman while at VT. I am an avid outdoor enthusiast and have hunted and fished my entire life. 6lb New River Smallmouth
As a lifetime catch-and-release angler, I firmly believe in respecting and protecting our watersheds. I love to fish conventionally and on the fly and tie many of our topwater bugs for our late-summer fly season. I have always loved big fish and focus the majority of my winter and early-spring guided trips on targeting mature river smallmouth and musky while teaching my clients the techniques needed to effectively pursue these fish.
I believe 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
Publications that I have had the opportunity to contribute to, or have written for, include VA & WV Game and Fish, Bassmasters, In-Fisherman, American Angler, Cabelas Outfitters Journal, Musky Hunter and several more. In-Fisherman Magazine New River
These fine companies have supported me over the years, and I trust in their products; G.Loomis, Shimano, Power Pro, Gamma, Ross, Scientific Angler, Frog Hair, Royal Wulf, Patagonia, Chaco, Smith Optics, Kast Extreme Gear, Llungen Lures, Stealth Tackle, Drifter Tackle, and Simms.
Steve Journell Steve Journell has guided eleven seasons for NROC and is one of our very best friends. Steve is an avid angler and hunter, and he has fished the New River for nearly 30 years. Nobody works harder than Steve in providing a quality day on the New River and his energy is contagious. Steve is also owner/operator of J&J Grocery at the junction of Route 100 and Walker Creek, and their deli breakfast is a hit with our clients. When not fishing, Steve loves to chase stripers on Claytor Lake.
Austin Cunningham Austin Cunningham is our newest guide, and we couldn't be happier with the overall response he has been receiving from our clients. Austin is the grandson of my neighbor who was my very first fishing partner when Leigh and I moved here back in 2003. Austin has grown up on the New River and is able to draw from years of experience fishing the river with his grandfather, father, and on his own. He is very polite and enjoyable to fish with, and we are happy to have him on our team.
Boo Garber Thomas "Boo" Garber enters his sixth season guiding for NROC. Boo lives in Giles County, has his own Rocky Mountain Raft, and has fished the New River for many, many years both on the spin and fly. Boo prefers the fly rod and absolutely loves the months of August and September when we bust big 'ole smallies on topwater bugs. When Boo isn't guiding for us, you can find him most weekends floating and fishing the New River.
Randy Fuqua Randy Fuqua has guided for us off and on for the last several years, and with a recent career change, is able to help us even more this year. Randy puts in a lot of time on both the New and James Rivers and loves to pass on his knowledge with clients and friends. Randy joined the "6lb Club" in 2016, a high honor for a river smallmouth angler. We are glad to have him back helping us more this year.
Scott Guilliams Scott Guilliams has fished the New River for over fifteen years and the James River many more. Scott started as a client of ours, and his passion for smallmouth fishing has progressed into guiding for us as he enters his seventh season with NROC. Scott is now tying his own jigs and making spinnerbaits and buzzbaits, so if you fish with him this season, make sure to tie on a couple because they are definitely a "big fish" bait!
Jason Guilliams Jason Guilliams, Scott's brother, is in his seventh year guiding for NROC. Jason's main occupation is principal for Callaway Elementary School in Franklin County, VA. In his free time, Jason loves to smallmouth fish, coon hunt, and bear hunt. The next time you are fishing with Jason, ask him about his bear in the fishing raft story. That is quite a tale. Jason has fished the New River for over fifteen years and the James River many more.
Greg Rife Greg "Bubby" Rife has been guiding for the last 7 years for NROC and has chased smallmouth and musky for over 30 years on both the New and James Rivers. Greg is a pioneer in the musky sport having fished for them many years before their rise in popularity and numbers. When not chasing muskies, Greg loves to hunt big smallmouth, especially on topwater plugs. Greg loves to share his enthusiasm with his clients, so be prepared for a few laughs when you fish with him.
Keith Stiltner Keith Stiltner has fished the New River in and around Giles County for over 25 years for both smallmouth and muskie and is in his seventh season guiding for NROC. Keith is one of our resident musky experts and has targeted them for the last 15+ years. He also has a knack for those big smallmouths and loves to chase them on both the spin and fly. Keith is an accomplished fly tier and ties many of our musky flies.
Colin Whitaker

Colin Whitaker guided for us for four years and is currently attending the Colorado Mountain School in Leadville, CO. He recently completed coursework to qualify him as a certified fly fishing guide. Colin has a great passion for the outdoors and fishing, and loves to spend time on the water. When not working and guiding, Colin loves to fish with a 22" smallmouth and a 49" musky being two of his top catches.

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