Smoke Hole Outfitters, LLC is a licensed and bonded guide service, offering great Appalachian fishing experiences. Josh & Rachelle Hedrick, owners/outfitters/guides, operate their trout fishing adventure in the heart of Smoke Hole Resort. The resort, offering guided cavern tours, a HUGE gift shop, gemstone mining, 9-hole putt, and log cabin and cottage lodging are nestled in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of Cabins, WV along the north fork of the south branch of the Potomac River near Seneca Rocks.
Josh (aka "Trout King") has always had an extreme love for the outdoors, but his true passion is trout. He has been fly fishing the North fork of the Potomac River for as long as he can remember. Before receiving his bachelor's degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from West Virginia University in 2001, Josh went to Idaho and Montana to Erv Malnirichs Outfitting and Guide School in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness in the summer of 1997. He completed the course with World Class Outfitters from Arlee, MT.
With the blessings from God, Josh has made his passion into a way of life by creating Smoke Hole Outfitters. From hatching, rearing, and catching, Smoke Hole Outfitters is very proud of every trout that is hooked from their waters.
Josh runs the business with his wife, Rachelle, right by his side, and together they are quite the outdoor duo. They have been blessed to have many opportunities to travel around the world from their “Huntingmoon” to New Zealand for world record red stag, to the Yukon for Dall sheep, to the Aleutian Islands in Alaska for reindeer... this couple has seen it all.
Most of their taxidermy is on display in the Smoke Hole Resort Gift Shop. Josh is a member of the West Virginia Aquaculture Association. Josh and Rachelle are also very honored to be Pro Staffers for Realtree Outdoors. Rachelle also films YouTube videos for RealtreeLife.