As a young boy, I started fly fishing the waters of North Central Pennsylvania many times heading deep off the beaten path for mountain brook trout that had never seen a tied pattern before. Getting to these brook trout required traversing steep angular terrain with an abundance of rattlesnakes along the way. I also enjoyed the many beautiful local freestone and limestone streams offering me year-round waters to fly fish.
After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh, I headed off for a career as a directional drilling engineer in oil and gas exploration working on drilling rigs all over the world. The work took me throughout the lower forty-eight, Alaska and the beautiful waters in the Gulf of Mexico as well as travel abroad to the Middle East, Africa and South America. These travels offered interesting and sometime exotic waters to fish. Many of the indigenous people who helped guide me along the local waters often shared language barriers, but spoke the same language when we held a fly rod in our hands.
Now living in the Hudson Valley, we are all blessed to have such amazing fisheries so close to home. I especially love having the opportunity to teach beginners how to fly fish. In addition to guiding, I offer casting lessons on the pond in my backyard and local trout streams only a few minutes from my home.
At home with my wife, Jan, who works for the largest conservation organization in the world, and our dog Jack, a yellow lab, we enjoy the solitude of the great outdoors as an escape from our busy lives. When time allows, we love getting away to float the South Fork of the Snake River and the Henry’s Fork in Idaho.
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.
$365.00 Full Day /$295.00 Half Day
Full day - Includes lunch, soda and water for full-day. There is an additional $50.00 per person. Flies not included in base price. All trips are Catch and Release only. Client is responsible for his/her fishing license.
a 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 $50.00 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.