Lessons & Guiding

As a writer, photographer and fly fishing guide I can be booked for speaking engagements and presentations about salt or freshwater fly fishing, species and seasons, techniques, or clinics.

I offer custom Fly Casting Lessons in addition to Shore Guided Trips and Kayak Fishing trips. I also offer custom Fly Tying lessons.

Shore Guided Trips

Shore guided trips are tailored to a location, time of season and the species we’re pursuing. Tackle can be provided as needed. We focus on light tackle and fly fishing. Half Day and Full Day options exist and these make for a great gift for the angler in your life – contact for rates and additional information. Advance your learning curve and learn new waters .

Kayak Guided Trips

Kayaks allow anglers to get into places that boats simply can’t. In the past decade, the advances in the technology for kayak angling has changed considerably. Learn the best launch spots, tides and areas to concentrate while fishing from your kayak. Based on your skill level we’ll adjust to make it a rewarding and productive trip.

Boat Trips

With relationships with captains and guides cross the Northeast, Our Fishing Lives can point you in the right direction to a captain that will get you on the fish. Tuna, Bass, Blackfish, whatever it may be we know the premiere captains in the region and based on your party size and skill level we can pair you with the correct captain.

Fly Casting Instruction

You can contact me at OurFishingLives@gmail.com to setup a two hour lesson. The first hour we’ll spend on dry land, going over how to make the rod load and the physics of the cast. The grip, the stance, the timing and concepts like the “bookshelf.” We’ll go over basic knots, how the fly line is constructed, and really take a broad look at the major components that make up the cast and retrieve aspect.

The second hour will hit the water. We’ll talk about breaking down water into manageable pockets, understanding wind and how to use it to your advantage, fly selection, and how to cover water.

After a lesson you’ll be casting better and have a better understanding of the equipment and I can help point you in the right direction for making your first purchases.

“The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.”