Eastern Trophies Fly Fishing

Booked for 2019. Now Booking for 2020.


What Do We Do?

Guided Float Trips


Eastern Trophies Fly Fishing offers year round float trips for Trout and Smallmouth Bass in Virginia and Maryland. Instruction, flies, lunch and laughs included. Our main season runs from April through November, but we also do Winter floats for trout. Many of our repeat clients book our "Extended Day" float trips where we fish 12-14 hours in a day and cover 10-16 miles in a day depending on the float we do. We also offer custom overnight trips for Trophy Smallmouth Bass on an undisclosed river in Virginia. Email us for

Online Fly Shop


Our online catalog has everything Chuck Kraft and more. Chuck Kraft fly patterns, materials, fly tying kits, Chuck Kraft DVD's, fly tying tools, gift certificates, t shirts, fly tying protective mats, fly turners and more. You can also pay for your trip if you like. Our gift certificates are made custom so you can be as creative as you like. Our gift certificates are also available through email too so we can get that last second gift taken care of for you. Contact us directly if you have a last minute need that we can help you with. We'll be wading for you.

Custom Tied Flies


Eastern Trophies Fly Fishing, along with Chuck Kraft, produce thousands of flies each year. Our flies are the best you will find in the industry. Every single Chuck Kraft fly pattern is tied by Chuck Kraft or William Heresniak. Need something custom? No problem. We handle many custom orders each year. Please contact us if you have questions or need specific patterns tied up. See our Youtube channel for more videos on how to tie our patterns. Our Catalog has fly tying kits which include all materials needed to tie Chuck's flies just like we do.

Partnership with Chuck Kraft


Described by many in the Fly Fishing industry and the best Smallmouth guide in the country, Eastern Trophies began a partnership with Chuck Kraft in 2010 when they brought his tail designs back into production once again. Chuck is our chief fly designer and he also ties thousands of his patterns for Eastern Trophies Fly Fishing each year. Chuck is also available for fly tying seminars and is also at many of the shows Eastern Trophies exhibits at each year. You can find out more about Chuck by clicking the below. 

Presentations/Tying Seminars


Presentations and fly tying seminars are almost as fun as floating down the river with clients. Presentations are only offered January through May. Each presentation is unique and catered to the needs of the group being presented to. William will teach skills and techniques he uses to catch more fish and larger fish. William's background in education certainly shows during his seminars. His presentations are  some of the best in the industry. Chuck Kraft is available for fly tying seminars.

Reproductions/Oil Paintings


Caught the fish of a lifetime? We can help you enjoy if for generations to come. Wall mounts, table mounts, you name it we can create it. We just need a measurement and a photo and we can make the magic happen. if you prefer a painting, we have artists that do custom oil paintings. All we need is a photo. Any size of anything and we can have it done. Oil painting prices will shock you and the quality will amaze you. Contact us to talk about your needs in regards to an oil painting or a fish reproduction. Quotes can be done over the phone or through email too.