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Colby & Brian Trow

Hometown: Harrisonburg, VA

Home water: Mossy Creek/Shenandoah River


BIO: Originally from Richmond, VA, the Trow brothers caught the bug at the age of 10, when their roots in fly fishing took hold under the watchful eyes of the Fly Fisher’s of Virginia Club.  Since then, their lives have revolved around fly fishing.  By 12 they were tying flies professionally, at 18 they were guiding Virginia’s streams and at age 23 they opened Mossy Creek Fly Fishing, the premier fly shop in the Shenandoah Valley.  Today the brothers guide almost every day of the year targeting brook, rainbow, and brown trout in Virginia’s spring creeks and mountain streams as well as smallmouth bass, carp, and musky on the Shenandoah and James Rivers.  And, although they are based in the Shenandoah Valley, Colby and Brian have always had salt in their blood.  When not on the water in Virginia, they are hosting trips to the Bahamas or Belize chasing bones, snappers, sharks, and cudas with a fly, or out with their pal Captain Tommy Mattioli chasing stripers and big drum on the Chesapeake Bay.

Favorite Cheeky Reel? Mojo 425

Favorite fish on the fly? Smallmouth Bass and Musky

Drink of choice? Bottled, canned, or draft beer

If you could fish anywhere in the world, where would it be? Seal Island, South Africa during the Cape Fur Seal hatch for breaching great white sharks

Favorite sport other than fly fishing? Skiing and windsurfing

Favorite meal after a long day on the water? A massive pile of nachos

Sausage or bacon? If it's swine, it's all good!

Best advice you’ve ever received: Don't waste life being a doctor, just go fishing!