I started my fly fishing on the waters of N. Central Pennsylvania where I enjoyed the many limestone streams for wild brown trout and mountain freestone streams for wild brook trout. The excitement of catching a trout, especially a wild brown trout on a fly hooked me into a lifetime passion. Reading books and articles from the many fly fishing pioneers who shared their new techniques, simple nymphs patterns to tie and how to fish them were key. My father who I spent much of my time with fly fishing taught me how to read the water we were on and opened the door for landing fish throughout the water column.
After graduating college, I headed off for a career as a directional drilling engineer in oil and gas exploration working on drilling rigs all over the world. My work took me throughout the lower forty-eight, Alaska, the beautiful waters in the Gulf of Mexico as well as travel abroad to the Persian Gulf, Africa and South America. These travels offered me many interesting and exotic waters to enjoy and experience fly fishing.
If there is one thing I have learned about fly fishing... is that you never stop learning. Every day will bring a new experience on the water and hopefully you will learn from those experiences.
And let's not forget those streamers. There are just days when you want to hunt with streamers all day long. It's these days that can make memories of a lifetime.
In addition to JY Fly Fishing, I am a fly fishing guide with Orvis and an instructor for the Orvis Fly Fishing School.
At home I enjoy relaxing with my lab Jack. Jack also joins me on many of my float and wade trips. I enjoy getting away to float the South Fork of the Snake River, Teton River, Henry’s Fork, Madison River and Yellowstone.
A full-day float trip with one or two people. Lunch, soda and water is provided. Flies not included in base price. All trips are Catch and Release only. Client is responsible for his/her fishing license.
*** Half Day Trips are available and run about 5 hours ... $350.00
$395.00 Full Day /$295.00 Half Day
Full Day only - Includes lunch, soda and water for full-day. There is an additional $50.00 for a third person and $30.00 for Half Day. Flies not included in base price. All trips are Catch and Release only. Client is responsible for his/her fishing license.
50% deposit is required when booking a guided fishing trip. A reservation can be cancelled as long as we receive a minimum 2 week notice. There is no refund on cancellations with less than a 2 week's notice.
We DO NOT sell fishing licenses. It is recommended to purchase them in advance of trip. You may do so at the DEC.NY.GOV or any place selling NYS fishing licenses.
1-1/2 hour fly casting lessons for one. Each additional person is $30.00 per person up to three clients maximum in a lesson. Please note: If lessons are taking place on public waters it is the responsibility of the client to obtain a NYS fishing license.
I can structure a group lesson event locally for beginners. Please note: That any lessons on public water will be the responsibility of the clients in the group to obtain a NYS fishing license.