I'm Wesley Hodges. I was born to fly fish and bird hunt. Yes, my life may have taken some random turns, but my focus always remained true: I am passionate about sharing my sport with clients looking for adventure. There is a moment of shared joy and success when a client lands their first trophy fish or gets their first upland bird. That moment consumes me.
The first time I ever had a fly fishing rod in my hand was in Colorado at a Boy Scout Camp, and that moment has stuck with me. Ever since that time I've been in love with the outdoors to the extent that it consumes me. My life has taken some unexpected turns, serving in the military, going to university, and eventually winding up getting involved with Project Healing Waters. I started guiding fly fishing for Project Healing Waters and that started my guiding career.
I love guiding and I love teaching clients something new and something better that maybe they've never done before to land that trophy fish. Also, I love guiding because people get so consumed by everyday life and just basic living that I love giving them the chance to get back outside and get in touch with what they really are passionate about.
It's about trophy fish and harvesting nice birds, but it's also about living life to the fullest.
Based on 19 reviews
Another great trip with Brady. Saw 15 Muskie on the NR with 6 follows and a nice fish in the boat. Great trip.Read more
Wesley was awesome through every step of the process. He was thorough and accommodating and made sure we had a stellar time. Our guides Davis and Jamie were knowledgeable, patient with us beginners, and made the day so fun. We’ll definitely book with Wes again!Read more
Every thing was great, accommodations, food and guides were awesome. I look forward to setting up another trip with this great team. Thank you!Read more
Fantastic fishing trip! Wes and his team of professionals host a unique and unforgettable float trip along the Upper James River, to include great meals along the banks of the river or under the stars, camping, incredible fly fishing, and top-notch fly fishing instruction for those of us who needed it. I improved my basic fly casting, learned how to catch smallmouth bass with several different techniques, learned how to double-haul and roll-cast pickup to get the fly on target, and by the end of the trip was able to sight-cast to catch my personal best smallmouth bass (thanks Brady). Highly recommend this trip - and can't wait to get back next year!Read more
Brady was an awesome guide!! He was extremely knowledgeable of the James River and really helped us understand how to properly fly fish. Me and my buddy each both caught a fish, not bad for our first time fly fishing! Highly recommend.Read more
A fantastic experience. Brad was an exceptional guide and a great source of knowledge. We will be back next year!Read more