Sammy PughOwner and Operator


     Sammy grew up on the New River and has fished these waters for nearly 20 years.  When he’s not guiding folks down the New River, he’s fishing it.  Fishing and the outdoors have always been Sammy’s passion; so much so that he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Management from West Virginia University.

Troy StifflerOwner and Operator


     When I’m not guiding, I’m fishing and I will always go the extra mile to make your trip a great memory regardless of weather or fishing conditions. In my knowledge of fishing the New River, I understand that it is crucial to stay in tune with fishing patterns in order to provide my customers with the very best opportunity to have an exceptional fishing experience. I myself have taken many guided trips at various places across the U.S. and it becomes clear very quickly if the guide is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about showing you the best that the area has to offer. Expertise and a rewarding fishing experience is exactly what New River Trophy Outfitters has to offer you.

    Matt- Grew up fishing the New River and has been floating it for 30 years.  Matt strives to use his passion for smallmouth fishing to make your trip a memorable one. 

    When he isn’t guiding he is fishing, or headed to the woods with his hounds for some hunting.  Matt also spends time in the fall guiding alligator hunts in South Carolina.  He will go the extra mile to put you on the fish and his trips consistently land some of our biggest fish!

   Chris -  When his parents bought a house on the nearby Greenbrier river in 1999, that is when Chris’s passion for float fishing became evident.  Chris has traveled many places in pursuit of good fishing and still enjoys trips out west and frequent float trips on the South Holston river, but his love for the New river is first and foremost. 

      Chris strives to make your day on the water enjoyable, and as productive as possible, by giving that extra effort on every trip!

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