Professional Fly & Spey Fishing Instructor, Coach & Guide
Since 1985, Walt has been promoting traditional, catch & release, fly fishing for the Salmon River Region of New York and the Deerfield River and others in Western Massachusetts.
With his fly fishing experiences beginning in 1972, Walt is the leader for marketing Traditional Fly and Spey Fishing serving these areas.
Promoting ethical angling, continuing to bring awareness about the outdoors’ fragile eco-system and teaching the proper skills to become better fishermen are just a few things that will be touched on during your day with him.
Walt is the owner of Northeast Fly & Spey Guide Fishing Services which offers basic, intermediate and advanced schools throughout the Northeast and Canada for two-handed spey and scandi casting as well as single-handed lessons.
Throughout the year Walt can be seen casting a long line most anywhere in the Northeast and Canada. During March thru May and again from September thru December, Walt is instructing and guiding on the Salmon River Region of upstate New York for salmon, trout and steelhead by wade and drift boat outings. From May into late August he is working on the Deerfield and Westfield Rivers of Western Massachusetts for rainbow, brook and brown trout with a trip to New Brunswick for Atlantic Salmon.
A busy schedule includes speaking and demonstrating at clinics, seminars throughout the Northeast.
Walt is also the coordinator for Deerfield River Spey Day, the annual charity event for cancer which he founded in 2009.
Those who have spent time with Walt have found that he is much more than a guide.
Being a premier instructor, guide and competent fishing coach on these waters requires continuous work, in depth knowledge, effort and enthusiasm all of which Walt brings to the water daily to help you become a better caster and angler.