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Guided Trips


SmithFly is proud to partner up with local guide and biologist Donnie Knight for guided trips via Fly By Knight. Donnie offers full and half day trips in his Hyde Rocky Mountain skiff on our local rivers.

Full Day Float
$200 1 Person
$300 2 People

Half Day Float
$150 - 1 Person
$200 - 2 People

DIY Float Trip
$200 - 2 People

ECO Tours
$200 - 2 People

For experienced and capable anglers, we offer a full day DIY Float Trip. Donnie will float you down the river and you can pick your spots tie on your own flies and bring all your own rods, terminal tackle flies etc. Donnie will provide the drift boat, the rowing, the lunch and good conversation. You supply the expertise and the ability to cast and land fish. 
Call the shop for availability 937-335-7400 or email ohioflybyknight@gmail.com
Float fish the Mad River for brown trout, the Great Miami or the Stillwater Rivers for smallmouth, largemouth, carp and more. Or if you don't want to fish, you can float the river on an ECO Tour to learn about the ecosystems underlying our local watersheds. Donnie has a unique and intimate knowledge of local rivers. Having grown up paddling and fishing these local waterways, he has seen them up and close and personal for the majority of his life. Couple that with his degree in Biology and it makes for a very interesting and informative day on the water that you will remember for a very long time. See parts of the river few get to see and from a perspective few people get to enjoy. There is plenty of amazing wilderness right down the river, but still close to home.
Full day trips include shore lunch.
Don't know how to cast a fly rod? Fear not, Donnie's boat is fixed up with spinning rods as well as fly rods. So don't feel like you aren't welcome on his boat if you've never cast a fly rod. We love fishing of all kinds!
But if you'd like to do a casting lesson before your trip call (937-335-7400) and let us know. We can schedule a time for a private casting lesson before you hit the water. We can have a complete newbie casting a line in no time flat.