Founder & Lead Guide
[This is a Veteran-Owned business]
Licensed in PA and NY #6264
Originally hailing from the southwestern region of the Keystone State where he began his fascination with angling for Trout, Chris relocated to New England via Maryland's Chesapeake Bay & Eastern Shore while in the U.S. Navy; he calls Vermont home now. Exploring Pennsylvania, and New England rivers & estuaries with a fly rod in-hand, gaining proficiency in casting, fly tying and landing fish in both fresh & saltwater, he initiated his fly-guide business in 2006 placing an emphasis on professionalism, and his visual content work. Additional Fishing Industry experience would include managing, and presenting a $400k Fishing & Fly Department inventory at one of the largest outfitters on the East Coast.
Professional Angler, fly tyer, casting coach, and Spey rod devotee of both Scandinavian & Skagit systems for two-handed rods; Chris considers himself a well-rounded Fisherman, and is a passionate Dry-Fly-Guy. He views guiding & rowing his drift boat for The Delaware River Club in the Catskills as an existential gift where he gets to hone his craft, solving puzzles and "matching the hatch" from April through October.
Spending seventeen years as a charter fishing boat mate & commercial-fishing operator, Bluefin Tuna expert & tournament angler [Conventional, Spin & Fly], it's safe to say that Chris is a very capable Waterman. He's a little more than slightly obsessed with swinging large flies with the really-long wands and eliminating the common conception that fly angling is an elitist pursuit. He brings his copper-collar work ethic and service industry background to the Guiding Trade. A true Working-Man's [or Working-Women's!] Guide, and Oarsman that can listen as well as advise.
Book an excursion with Chris, and chances are it will not be your last.