Guiding & Instruction

Thanks for your interest in guiding and instruction with me. I am a Licensed New York State Guide #3358 guiding the Syracuse, Ithaca, and Utica New York areas in addition to Lake Ontario and Lake Erie tributaries.  I have over 25 years experience guiding for trout and salmon throughout New York. Whether you’re a seasoned expert or just starting out I will provide tailored service for your skill level.

Guiding Focus
Spring:   Finger Lakes Rainbow Trout
Spring Early Summer : Central New York Inland Trout

Fall:   Finger Lakes Landlocked Salmon, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout. Lake Ontario and Lake Erie Steelhead. Central New York Inland Trout.

October through December.

Winter: Lake Ontario and Lake Erie Steelhead.

November through March.


If you are just beginning, you will get the personal attention you deserve. I will take the time to go over all the intricacies so to better facilitate the learning experience. I will teach you everything from knots and equipment to casting, line control and fly selection. We can examine stream ecology, trout habitat and entomology.

Advanced Fly Fishing

Possibly you don’t need the step by step instruction. You may only wish to refine your skills, or perhaps you’re an experienced angler and don’t want to pass up a golden opportunity to cast a line in one of Central New York’s many Rivers and Streams. You may simply be new to the area and would like the assistance of a stream side advisor.

I can also teach Spey style casting for those interested in this style of casting.


Hourly-$40/hour-3 hour minimum/ one or two anglers

  • Fly-Casting
  • Fly-fishing

$300/day (one or two anglers)

  • Fly-Casting
  • Fly-fishing


Cell: (607) 342-1829