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Bay Fly Fishing

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Gloucester, VA, USA
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About Bay Fly Fishing
Capt. Chris Newsome offers fly and light tackle fishing charters on the Chesapeake Bay of Virginia. Newsome is a native of the Tidewater region and has guided anglers on Virginia's saltwater for nearly two decades. As VA's only full-time saltwater fly and light tackle guide, Chris is widely regarded as an expert in his craft.
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Kimberly S wrote a review Sep 2019
Fairfax, Virginia22 contributions13 helpful votes
Captain Chris is a knowledgeable and personable guide who knows his home waters of the Piankatank River and the Chesapeake Bay Area. We had a great day catching striper, speckled trout, and redfish. The action was steady throughout the day because Chris knew where to locate the fish. His boat and gear is top notch. He positions the boat to give the fly caster the advantage with wind and distance, and shares tips to help novice casters keep their line from twisting. He seemed to be having as much fun as we were when the stripers were blitzing around the boat! I highly recommend this Captain for a day on the water!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Tommy E wrote a review Oct 2018
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Chris is a stellar guide who works hard for his clients, ensuring that fish are caught. If you wanna catch fish, fish with Chris!!
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Rick H wrote a review Oct 2018
Richmond, Virginia5 contributions2 helpful votes
This is the 2nd time my son and I have gone with Capt. Chris Newsome. Both times we have taken his sunrise charter for 5 hours of unbelievable fishing. I used one of Chris' fly rods and my son used his ultralight spinning rod. He consistently put us on top of fish. Most times we both had a fish on for Chris to release. My son caught a 27.4" and a 23" rockfish. Most fish were 15 to 19". We had some rain but continued to catch fish. One time Chris released my fish and dropped the fly. Instantly another fish took the fly. We do this once a year and we both can't wait to do it again.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Rosey0810 wrote a review Sep 2018
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Once again, Capt. Chris Newsome delivered! My 14 year old son and I have been fishing with Capt. Newsome for four years and have never been disappointed. Chris has tremendous patience and welcome the opportunity to teach younger anglers how to catch fish on light tackle and fly rod. We are already talking about next year's trip! Whether you are an experienced fisherman or novice, I highly recommend Capt. Chris Newsome and Bay Fly Fishing!!
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Mpvoul wrote a review Sep 2018
New York City, New York6 contributions2 helpful votes
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Chris Newsome is the best fly fishing and light tackle guide I’ve come across in the Chesapeake Bay. He’s always put me in the right spot, at the right time of day, at the right tide, and with the right bait, which all equates to constantly having a bent rod and non stop action. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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