Butch Murphy

Virginia Guide Butch Murphy

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Meet Expert Guide, Butch Murphy, And His Drift Boat

About Captain Butch Murphy:

Capt. Butch Murphy has been the guide and explorer of the waters in Virginia and Maryland. He's been showing people the beauty and thrill of fishing in these historic rivers, and has made it his life's work to help create unforgettable memories.

Capt. Butch is a true fishing expert and has mastered the art of fishing in the Potomac River, Shenandoah River, Juniata, and Susquehanna River. He knows exactly where to find the biggest and best fish, and can guide you to a successful and enjoyable day on the water.

Butch has a special love for fly fishing, and sees it as both a challenge and a peaceful escape from the everyday hustle and bustle. He finds joy in casting his line and floating down the river, and relishes the time spent in nature with family and friends.

But Capt. Butch is not just a fly fisherman. He also enjoys spinning reels and the thrill of the catch. He often competes against his friends and family to see who can catch the biggest smallmouth bass. Fishing is more than just a hobby for him, it's a way of life.


Fly Fishing, Potomac River Fishing, Shenandoah River Bass Fishing, Juniata Bass Fishing, Susquehanna River Fishing

Most Suitable Guests:

Families and friends who want to experience nature and create lasting memories on the waters of Virginia and Maryland.

Fish Head Guides Available Trips


Expertise & Attributes

29 Years of Experience

fishing Attributes

Master Guide
Nature / Wildlife Views
Freshwater Fishing
I Tie My Own Flies
Technical Fishing
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Good with New Anglers
Good with Kids

Gear & Equipment

Available Fishing Gear

Fly Box
Fly Lines
Insect Repellant
Leader Tippet

Good to Knows

Trip Includes

Rods, Reels, Tackle

Lures & Bait

Fly Fishing Equipment

Things to Bring

Snacks & Drinks

Wear Weather-Appropriate Clothing

Sun Protection (Sunscreen, Sunglasses, & Hats)

DEPOSIT: A deposit is required for all bookings and will be applied at checkout

BALANCE: The remaining balance is due on the trip date as either Credit or Cash. 

GUEST CANCELLATION: In the event that you must cancel your booking, you must do so 14 days prior to your trip date to receive a refund on your deposit. Rescheduling is encouraged and dependent on guide availability.

GUIDE CANCELLATION: In the rare event that your guide must cancel due to inclement weather, health, or equipment issues, you will have the option to reschedule your charter for a later date or receive a refund on your deposit.

TIPPING: Tips to your guide are greatly appreciated for your quality trip.

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