Blane Chocklett

Hometown: Blue Ridge, VA
Guide, Fly Designer & Angler


Blane grew up fishing the small mountain streams near his home in Blue Ridge, Virginia. As a youngster, he started a guiding service and, in the late 90s, opened Blue Ridge Fly Fishers in Roanoke, Virginia. Blane has worked for years to create patterns that have all the intricate nuances of flies with the strike-generating action of conventional lures. Flymen Fishing Company currently produces many of his most popular patterns.

A decade ago, Blane returned to the river where he now owns and operates his guide service specializing in float trips for musky, smallmouth bass, stripers, trout and many other species. Blane also hosts trips internationally and in the United States.

Blane is the Southeastern Field Editor for Fly Fishermen. He is an advisor or brand ambassador for many of the industry’s top brands: Patagonia, Temple Fork Outfitters, Scientific Anglers, Costa, Yeti, Sightline Provisions, Renzetti, Flymen Fishing Company, Adipose Boatworks and Hog Island Boatworks.