Having fished, hunted, backpacked all over the US since being a young boy, Tim has always been at home in the woods and waters of Pennsylvania and New York. In recent years the pursuit of fish on the fly has driven him into all aspects of fly fishing including fly tying and rod building. When not working in the shop, rowing a drift boat on the Lehigh, Delaware, or Susky, or guiding wade anglers on the many freestone and limestone streams of PA, he can often be found on those streams testing new fly patterns and further enhancing his knowledge of it’s fish and forage. For Tim, steelhead fishing is an addiction and you’ll find him in the tributaries of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario for most of the fall guiding and fishing for the awesome chrome motherload that begins migrating into these small streams every September.
In 2010, Tim was selected to be part of the Orvis Contracted Fly Tyer program, which highlights the level of expertise that our fly tying classes offer. Specializing in a broad range of patterns and techniques, Tim can teach you how to tie flies for virtually any fishery on the planet, from classic patterns to cutting edge techniques. Many of his clients are excited to see his newest patterns and progressions each season but are never surprised at their effectiveness for fooling trout, bass, salmon, steelhead, and more from coast to coast.
Paul L. Kanaskie
Growing up fly-fishing French Creek in Chester County, Pennsylvania (a kindergarten dissertation on the principles of camouflage attests to his early start in outdoor pursuits), Paul was introduced to Atlantic Salmon fishing on what would become an annual trip to the Miramichi River in New Brunswick, Canada at the age of 12. While living in Lewisburg, PA, Paul tempted the local trout in Penn’s Creek, Big Fishing Creek, and the Pine Creek Valley. After moving with his wife and two daughters to the Lewistown Valley near Tamaqua, Paul became an expert guide on the Lehigh River and the Upper Lehigh Gorge. More recently, he has also become addicted to the challenge that is the Upper Delaware. A dry fly specialist known for his big fish karma, Paul’s positive attitude and patience make him a popular guide and fishing partner.
When he’s not at his daughters’ swim meets or casting his favorite waters, Paul can be found hunting big game, turkeys, or waterfowl with his yellow lab, Jessie.
Born and raised fly fishing the Little Schuylkill River where he learned to hone his fly fishing and fly tying skills. He the joined the USMC and pursued his love of fly fishing all over this great country to include California and Montana. Greg fell more and more in love with every aspect of the sport, fishing the big open waters of MT. He then moved back to his home waters of PA where he went threw River’s Guide School with his fly fishing mentor and teacher in life Joe DeMarkis. Since 2010, Greg has been guiding for River’s on the Lehigh River, Delaware River, Susquehanna River, and various other small streams throughout the great fishing state of PA. Also to include guiding up in NY for those amazing Steelhead and Lake run Browns. He’s known as the “Gravel Raker” for his amazing nymphing techniques on any river any time.
Charlie Summerville – Alaska Fishing Guide
Running a first class Alaska Fishing Lodge is no easy task. As owner and head guide of Alaska Adventures, Charlie Summerville has been in the trenches guiding since he was 19 years old and guiding fly fisherman in Bristol Bay Region of Alaska for the past 20 seasons. Still guiding 5 days a week, Charlie keeps his pulse on the daily fishing conditions while managing operations and keeping the camp in tip top shape. Alaska Adventures knows the true value of a professional fly fishing guide. Charlie has earned his guides respect by being a leader and expects the highest standards and conduct of his fellow professional fly fishing guides.