Wet Fly Waterguides will be hosting a 2 Day Educational Guide Trip with Rick Nyles of Sky Blue Outfitters and George Daniel author of Dynamic Nymphing. This educational program will be on April 13,14,15, 2018. This event will be limited to 4 students and the costs is $900.00 per person. The class is all inclusive, transportation to and from stream, on the stream instruction on Big Fishing Cr, Penn's Cr, Spring Cr. Lodging will be at the guest house at Longmeadow Farm in Logan Mills, PA on the headwaters of Big Fishing Creek and all meals will be included. The class will cover nymphing with George Daniel, dry flies with Rick Nyles and wet flies with Dave Allbaugh. We will also be tying a few fly patterns that hatch at this time of the season. This class will definitely full up quickly. So, if your interested in spending a few days with these experts and learning there techniques book now. Your spot can be reserved by contacting Dave Allbaugh (814) 322-4755 or Rick Nyles (610) 987-0073.
In the fall of 2017 we purchased a brand new 14' poling skiff built by Salt Marsh Skiffs in Fort Pierce, Florida. The skiff is ideally built for fly fishing and will accommodate one angler and myself. The skiff is equipped with a Suzuki 20 horse power outboard motor and a 55 thrust riptide minn kota i pilot trolling motor mounted on the starboard side. At the stern is a poling platform with an 18ft push pole mounted on the starboard side gunwale. Also mounted in the center of the cockpit is a Yeti 45 cooler with padded seat. Under the starboard side gunwale are two fly rod holders.
With the trolling motor and push pole both mounted on the starboard side of the skiff it makes it ideal for fly casting from the port side. This leaves a clean deck with plenty of room to stand and cast and not have the fly line tangle around anything. The skiff is very stable for its size and will pole in 4 to 5 inches of water. Weighing at a 185 lbs. she'll motor across the lake at around 30mph.
Starting this summer and fall I'll be out in the new skiff every chance I get learning and exploring some of the different lakes in Central & North Central Pennsylvania for bass and pike. Our plan for the future is to provide a new guide trip to fly anglers totally different then what we have offered in the past. I see and hear about fly fishing for bass and pike in our rivers, but never hear to much about fly fishing for these species in our lakes. I have spoken to a few of the bass guides and a number of bass anglers here in PA and they all agree that hardly any anglers fish flies on our lakes.
We see a perfect opportunity to extend our fly fishing into the summer months and to offer other anglers a different type of guide trip. As time goes on throughout the summer and fall of 2018 I'll keep you updated on how we're progressing with this new venture on the website Blog Page.