Hyde Pro Staff

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Jeff Murray, Murray’s Fly Shop

Edinburg, VA

I was born and raised in Edinburg, VA. I caught my first fish at a month or so shy of my first birthday (from the vantage point of my father’s shoulders) and my first trout at the age of six, since then my enthusiasm has only grown. I have traveled to many destinations in my fishing pursuits and enjoy seeking new destinations. I have been guiding for the last fourteen years and teaching our schools for the past twelve years. I enjoy sharing time on the water with clients, students and friends. My days off during the spring, summer, and fall will find me close to the water enjoying the company of my wife and dogs or fishing buddies on an evening float or, if time permits, an all day excursion. In the winter months my leisure time is filled with downhill skiing and upland bird hunting with our three Brittanys.

I am currently rowing a 2003 Hyde Low Profile with pedestal front and rear seats, bow storage, split rowers bench seat, rear removable leg brace, two recessed rod holders, floor mount anchor system and chine guard.

Murray’s Fly Shop is located in Edinburg, VA on the Shenandoah River in the heart of Virginia’s beautiful and historic Shenandoah Valley. Our retail store is located in the center of town at 121 Main Street. Where it has been since 1962. Along with our retail store we provide a free mail order catalog, an extensive secure web site, a monthly email newsletter, twenty On-the-Stream Schools for both smallmouth and trout, and a guide service for smallmouth bass and trout.

“Floating the Shenandoah River seventy-five days a year gives me plenty of opportunity to test the durability, comfort and maneuverability of my Hyde Low Profile. Navigating through sharp and solid sedimentary limestone ledges (no glacial till round rocks here) during fall low water conditions, the question is when? Not if I am going to hit a rock. My father’s 92 year-old fishing buddy used to joke it won’t last til sunset. Two boats later and sunset is nowhere in sight. Dragging my boat across the rocks and brush and up the ten-foot bank with 100 feet of rope to get it to the trailer, no problem. It’s simple, with my Hyde I don’t hesitate. I have 100% confidence it can take anything I am capable of finding. The Hyde staff is outstanding and there is no equal to their knowledge of the industry. I am on my second boat and plan to row a Hyde as long as I am capable of rowing”Jeff Murray