If you have wondered what all the fuss is about here during sulphur season, the time is now to quit wondering and get in the game! If fogs of mayfly spinners and pods of rising trout sound like something you'd like to experience, give us a call and we will put you in the middle of the action. 

The Most Trusted Guides On The Elk River

"Experience West Virginia's finest with the people who know her best"

Troy Hawkins has quickly become a household name to Elk River fly fishermen. In the Ken Yufer tradition, Troy has taken Midge fishing to a new level. Cutting and bending his own smaller than #32 hooks, Troy will stop at no challenge to prove Midge Magic works very well on The Elk. Troy's persistance carries over to his style of guiding as he will scout areas many times over to put his clients on the best the river has to offer for that given time period. Don't let Troy's Master of the Midge reputation steer you away when thinking big browns as he has been known to put clients on numerous twenty plus inchers. Troy is also fast becoming a name in the Muskie arena.

Zack Tincher- Our newest addition to Elk Springs Resort, Zack's youthfulness brings the "New School" to our guide service. Coming from the snowboard and ski industry Zack has a fresh outlook to his style of guiding. Putting away the traditional visuals most are used to seeing, the new generation is represented here. A real trout junkie, Zack will research and try new techniques and flies which are becoming the way of today. 

Elizabeth Dean-  is our youngest guide. Ellie has accomplished more in the outdoors arena at sixteen than most seasoned outdoorsmen. Ellie has been featured in Craig Morgan's Outdoors and Fly Rod Chronicles TV programs as well as articles by John Mccoy from Field and Stream Magazine and the Charleston Gazette. She started fly fishing and tying flies at six years old and loves teaching young folks the art. If you are under 17 years old and would like to book a trip or a lesson with Ellie have Mom or Dad call us and start your adventure.

Ed Ellis, "The Fishin' Magician"  ED has traveled the globe working as a world class magician and fishing where ever he landed. Ed's love for fly fishing has planted him here along The Elk River. Ed's time teaching magic has transferred into his guiding technique by taking a one on one approach with each client whether you are a beginner or have been fly fishing for years. Whether Ed is casting for hours on The Elk or hiking up Brook Trout streams on a mountain side he never seems to be far from waters. If the fishing gets tough Ed always has a trick up his sleeve to get trout in the net.

Daron Dean has spent the majority of his life either in the woods hunting elk, deer bear, turkey and mountain lions. With his love of outdoor recreation, fly fishing was an easy decision to make. Now with over twenty years experience Fly Fishing, Daron has a wide knowledge of rivers and trout especially brook trout streams in West Virginia. Back country trips with Daron will put you in some of the most remote areas West Virginia has to offer. You will often see native wildlife in natural settings that can only be experienced on such trips that Daron can take you on. If you are a hunter and a fly fisherman, and enjoy sharing stories of both on a remote mountain stream then Daron is the right choice to make a lasting memory which will become a future story.

Tracy Maclean is our Marketing Manager who lives for wild streams. Tracy has spent much of his adult life traveling mountain states such as Colorado, North Carolina, California, Montana, Wyoming and has been in West Virginia since 1996 chasing native and wild trout up small mountain streams mainly in Pocahontas and Randolph Counties. When not fishing or marketing the resort Tracy enjoys scouting the local small streams, mapping out trips, writing for several magazines, and stream restoration. 

Full Day/1person....$295

Full Day/2 people...$395

For parties of 3 or more please give us a call and we will help you find the guiding option that is right for you !
(Full day rates include lunch, tippet & flies )

Half Day/1 person...$195
Half Day/2 people...$265
Back Fork of The Elk and Back Country trips will have added fees
For parties of 3 or more please give us a call and we will help you find the guiding option that is right for you !
Private Spring Creek lesson w/ guide....$50 per 1/2 hour


Fly Tying Lessons..................$50 per hour


Pay Pond.................$5.00 per pound

Equipment Rental
Full Day....$25
Half Day....$15
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