Guides & Fly Fishing Instruction

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Brad Ritter - Drifted Hook Guide Service

Brad Ritter is a PA licensed guide, and owner of Drifted Hook Guide Service in central Pennsylvania.
Brad grew up in Marysville PA. fishing the Susquehanna and Juniata rivers for Smallmouth being mentored by his father and grandfather as well as friends.  Most of the time was spent learning the Susquehanna’s waters from Duncannon to Marysville as well as the Juniata River from Lewistown to the confluence with the Susquehanna. These waters are  considered some of the best smallmouth waters in Pennsylvania. Brad also spent time living in Casper, Wyoming where he spent time fishing, and learning the North Platte River as well as the Madison River in Montana.
More recently, Brad has also began doing small tributary floats with a 3 Man framed raft during the early spring for trout, and early Pre spawn smallmouth as well as Susquehanna and Juniata River floats in a Hyde Drift boat for smallmouth during the summer and fall seasons.
Brad also volunteers with Project Healing Waters Harrisburg Chapter teaching, mentoring, and volunteering as a guide for disabled veterans.
Currently, trips are scheduled on weekends only with limited dates available.
Bookings can be made for either ½ day or full day floats, for one or two anglers, rods and reels are provided (when needed) as well as current flies for the waters being fished.
Contact Brad at: for more information, and trip bookings.




The Slate Run Tackle Shop offers fly fishing guide services and is a fully stocked Orvis Fly Shop.  The shop has everything a fly fisher would dream of owning, it features a complete selection of Orvis rods, reels, fly lines, waders, boots and clothing plus leaders, tools and all terminal tackle.  The shop also has one of the largest selections of flies in the state, partly due to the enormous number of hatches.  Slate Run offers the “Stretch”, 2.8 miles of prime trout water stocked by both the Brown Trout Club, a 501 (c) 3 non profit, and the State,  The Pine Creek Valley offers a large selection of trout streams, several with fly fishing only water.  For additional information, stream conditions and hatch charts click on logo.

Wolfes General Store has foods for all of your needs, everything you would expect a general store to have.  Plus, a large selection of unique gifts, you may want to consider taking one home with you after your fishing trip.



Jeff Blood Fly Fishing Logo

Fly fishing guide Jeff Blood has fly fished around the world for freshwater and saltwater fish for over 40 years.   Jeff’s focus is guiding for Great Lakes Steelhead’s, mostly on the tributaries of Lake Erie, near where he grew up.  Jeff is based in Ohio and fishes Lake Erie tributaries for Steelhead and large Brown Trout.  If you want a great experience, Jeff Blood is your guy.   Jeff does not let anything to chance, he even has his own line of Steelhead rods and flies that he sells.   Click on Jeff’s logo for more information.


Coveted Waters is an effort to share with other anglers the culmination of knowledge gained through a lifetime of experience. The intimacy one gains with streams and their inhabitants through discovery becomes a personal bond …. this is Coveted waters.

Not just beautiful and scenic trout streams are hiding in the ridges and valleys of Central PA, but also gorgeous bass streams.  Eric Richard is a Pennsylvania Licensed Professional Fishing Guide, specializing in float trips on the Juniata and Susquehanna Rivers. Eric is also a FFF Certified Casting Instructor.  For additional information click on photo.

Shawn Holsinger, of Holsinger’s Guide Service is a fully licensed and insured catch and release fly fishing service, specializing in the South Central area of Pennsylvania. Shawn guides clients on many of PA’s streams, like Yellow Creek, Bob’s Creek, the Little “J”, and both the Frankstown and Raystown Branches of the Juniata.

Shawn also offers his service’s on the private waters of Spruce Creek, one of PA’s premier trout streams. Spruce Creek with overnight lodging is available for an extra fee.  For additional information click on logo.

You can contact Shawn at:

Lee Hartman is a professional fly fishing guide whose home is on the banks of his home waters, the Upper Delaware River, in Equinunk, PA. He is a 45 year veteran guiding the Delaware River, and former owner of Indian Springs Fly Fishing Camp, in Lordville New York.

Lee continues guiding on the Delaware River, but has hosted fly fishing trips to destinations throughout the world. A conservationist, Lee cofounded the Friends of the Upper Delaware River. Lee has received the Community Service Award given by the Upper Delaware Council, and has received US Congressional recognition for outstanding service. Lee authored several book including “The Delaware River Story”.  For additional information click on photo,

Bill Nolan is the owner of PA Troutfitters, a veteran owned fly fishing guide service based out of Allentown, PA. Bill specializes in drift boat trips on the Lehigh, Juniata, and Susquehanna Rivers, walk and wade trips on the Little Lehigh and other Lehigh County tributaries, as well as providing fly casting instruction and Fly Fishing 101 classes. Bill is a graduate of the Wulff School of Fishing, and Sweetwater Guide School in Montana.

In order to provide the best customer service, trips will be for up to two anglers. Walk and wade trips will be focused on the Little Lehigh, and other Lehigh County Tributaries. Drift boat trips will be focused on the Lehigh River for trout, and the Susquehanna and Juniata Rivers for Smallmouth bass. All trips are weather and flow dependentand at the discretion of the guide. Bill is a active member of Trout Unlimited, and runs the Veterans Service Partnership through Donegal TU, and is now the state coordinator as well. Through his time supporting others, Bill discovered a passion for instructing. Today he can be found floating several rivers in search of Trout and Bass, as well as guiding for his local fly shop and his own guide service.  For additional information click on logo.

Rick Nyles of Sky Blue Outfitters has the leading fly fishing guide service in Pennsylvania. Since 1999 Sky Blue guides on the best streams in the Keystone State, Penns Creek, Spring Creek, Big Fishing Creek, Pine Creek, Kettle Creek, Slate Run, Cedar Run, Little Juniata River, Lackawanna River, Little Lehigh, Tulpehocken Creek, Manatawny Creek, Yellow Breeches, Big Spring and many more.

Rick offers drift boat trips on the Juniata and Susquehanna Rivers for smallmouth bass along with trips to the Delaware River and Lehigh Rivers for trout. Join Sky Blue Outfitters for a walk and wade, one of their PA overnight packages, drift boat trips or on one of our destination trips to Montana, Outer Banks, or Labrador. We offer educational fly fishing, fly tying and casting programs. All of our trips are designed to help improve your fly fishing skills. Sky Blue is a Trout Unlimited Endorsed Business (Gold Level). Come join us and Learn From Our Experience and “Catch A Memory” with Sky Blue Outfitters.  For additional information click on logo.

USMC Veteran owned and operated, Graduate of Sweetwater travel Guide School in Livingston Montana. Program Lead of the Harrisburg Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing program. Assistant Regional Coordinator for PA PHWFF. Offering guided drift boat Fly fishing for Smallmouth Bass on the Juniata and Susquehanna rivers and its tributaries. Early spring floats are primarily on the tributaries targeting pre Spawn Smallmouth. Summer and fall are spent on the rivers as we continue to throw streamers, crayfish patterns, floating minnow patterns along with foam bugs and poppers.  For additional information click on logo.

We are all about fly fishing, the outdoors, and making memories — whether novice or experienced. We are here to help you learn to fly fish, brush up on your double haul or presentation, or simply to spend a pleasant day on the stream. We offer you a cold mountain freestone stream, gentile rises of brown and rainbow trout, mayflies, lush woodland, and the appealing peace & solitude of a slower country lifestyle. Come check us out. You’ll be glad you did.  For additional information click on logo.

Trout Boomers

Guided fly fishing exclusively on the Little Juniata River. Two day beginning fly fishing instruction, fly tying, stream ecology, and fly casting instruction. EZ-P waterproof relief zippers installed in any brand of waders.
Author of “Trout Boomer and the Little j” The only book written exclusively about fly fishing the Little “j”. Presentations state-wide.

For a great experience on the Little J, one of Pennsylvania’s premier trout streams you can contact Bill at:, or call 814.684.5922. You can reach Trout Boomer at: www.

Rolling Loops Fly Fishing & Fly Casting School

Want to improve your fly casting and catch more fish?  Jim Rainey’s ROLLING LOOPS Fly Fishing & Fly Casting School will work to help fly anglers at all levels to:

-Understand the principles and essentials of fly casting
-Learn the six steps to diagnose your casting faults and fix them
-Master the basic fly casts:  P.U.L.D.; FALSE; ROLL
-Improve your hauling and double hauling
-Get a drag free float by mending your fly line
-Add distance and accuracy

To arrange individual or group lessons at reasonable rates with Jim, a Fly Fishers International Certified Casting Instructor, contact him at: or 717-440-2095.

Offering a wide variety of angling experiences to meet everyone’s needs. Plan your guided trip by floating, or wading on many of our streams. Whether you’re interest is large trophy trout, native trout, or the powerful steelhead. Your needs will be met by a dedicated fulltime experienced guide. Homewaters are in the Pine Creek Valley, Big Pine Creek and its tributaries.  For additional information click on logo.