20 Years of Experience
I’m Derek Hutton, founder of Hutton Fly. Twenty years ago, I made the decision to turn my passion for fly fishing into a unique career. Many anglers fish locally and simply dream of going to faraway lands to catch prized fish. I wanted to make that dream a reality, and began to lay the groundwork for organizing and hosting trips to the most exclusive destinations worldwide. I traveled the globe, met with experienced local outfitters, fished the waters, vetted lodging and food, and perfected every last detail to provide my clients with an unparalleled travel experience.
Our Fishing Destinations
We own and operate Stonegate and Virginia River Guides in Lexington, Virginia as our home base. We represent and book the most extraordinary fly fishing destinations worldwide. Our connections span across the globe, allowing us to provide you with a unique fishing experience.
When you book with Hutton Fly, we work with you directly to curate a trip that will provide a legendary fly fishing experience.
Who We Are
For me, fly fishing grew from an obsession to a full-time profession. I have pursued most aspects of the sport from being a full-time guide to organizing international trips to far-flung expeditions to managing a world-class lodge and fishing operation. Having a fly rod in my hand just makes me happy.
My passion for the outdoors and travel led to a love of fly-fishing. Whether it is in the mountain streams of Idaho or Wyoming, the rivers of Patagonia or on the flats of The Bahamas, I love chasing fish in their native habitat. While I love the catch, the friendships made and cultures experienced on the journey give me great joy.