The definitive, up-to-date guide to Pennsylvania's best fly fishing by regional experts and guides. Includes over 200 rivers and streams across the state as well as information on where to fish for trout, smallmouth bass, and other game fish species. First ever guidebook to the state written by a group of regional experts (professional guides, fly fishing instructors, lecturers, fly tiers) to provide insider knowledge to the best fishing opportunities. Stunning color photographs, accurate maps (created with GIS), and over 200 local fly patterns are featured.
Mike Heck grew up fishing the spring creeks of southcentral Pennsylvania. He is the author of Spring Creek Strategies: Hatches, Patterns, and Techniques (Headwater Books), which is based primarily on his experiences fishing Cumberland Valley spring creeks, but also contains lessons for all challenging waters. He is an Orvis-endorsed guide, fly designer, and contributor to Fly Fisherman, American Angler, and other publications. He lives in Dry Run, Pennsylvania.
Jay Nichols is a publisher, editor, and photographer specializing in fly fishing and fly tying. He is the Northeast Field Editor for Fly Fisherman magazine, fly fishing editor for Stackpole Books, and publisher of Headwater Books. He has authored or coauthored numerous books including the best-selling 1001 Fly Fishing Tips, Tying Dry Flies, Fly Fishing for Smallmouth (with Bob Clouser), and Fleye Design (with Bob Popovics). He was the primary photographer for Casting with Lefty Kreh and Fly Casting Fundamentals, both with Lefty Kreh. He lives in Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania, with wife, Donna, and two children, Amelia and Lilian.
Henry Ramsay is a part-time guide, instructor, writer, and photographer. He is author of Matching Major Eastern Hatches: New Patterns for Selective Trout (Stackpole/Headwater) and has written for Eastern Fly Fishing and Fly Fisherman magazines. His flies have appeared in a number of magazines and books, and he presents at many shows, clubs, and Trout Unlimited chapters in the eastern U.S. He is a pro staff member for Daiichi Hooks and Regal Vises, and is a contract fly designer for Umpqua Feather Merchants. He lives in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania.Dave Rothrock is a part-time guide and fly fishing and casting instructor (Salmo Trutta Enterprises). His articles have appeared in Fly Fisherman, American Angler, and Pennsylvania Angler magazines as well as other publications. His fly patterns have graced the pages of various publications, books, and calendars. He has presented programs on fly-fishing related topics to groups throughout the eastern U.S. and Canada and was previously an instructor in the L. L. Bean fly fishing schools. He lives in Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania.