Welcome to Trout Whispers

I believe the best way to learn to fish the rivers I have enjoyed is by wading!  The whole experience from sighting and stalking to setting the steel is the ultimate experience a angler can achieve!  Also it is the best way a novice angler should learn, as seen through the eyes of a guide.

New angler on right, learned to sight, stalk, and set the hook!           Photo taken by Joe Rist

Guiding Services:




Full Day:    One or Two Anglers $335


Half Days:  One or Two Anglers $225


Prices do not includeLicense, Leaders & flies.


Box lunches are included in Full Day Fishing


Half Day Fishing includes beverages


Note:  To guarantee my service for a specific date contact Catskill Flies at 1-607-498-6146. I am now contracted out to Catskill flies. The Prices are the same. Plus Catskill flies can accommodate larger groups.


Fly-fishing Lessons: 


Full Day, $200 per person, includes bag lunch. Limited to two Anglers.


Half Day, $125 per person, includes Beverage. Limited to two Anglers.



 I am also a Licensed "Insured" Guide.




Fly Tying Lessons:


By Appointment and during the Winter:  $50 per lessons.



Prices in effect, 10/15/17


Powerpoint presentations: I offer powerpoint presentations on the following, Wading the West branch of the Delaware or Wading the Beaverkill.  these are approximately a 1 hour program.  Great for outdoor clubs, school programs, Trout Unlimited chapters or any organization interested in fly-fishing.  



Dates are secured by cash, Check or Postal money orders.  50% deposit is required to secure dates.  Balance is due the day of the trip.




Cancellations  made more than 7 days prior to the reservation date will be fully refunded.  Within 7 days, deposits are non-refundable.  Changes in trip dates maybe accommodated on a space basis availability but not guaranteed.


Attention New York City Anglers: I live near the Metro North railroad stations; New Hamburg and Poughkeepsie. Come by train and we head for the streams.  Any questions e-mail me at Twojakes99@aol.com