Orvis Guide Service
Since the introduction of steelhead into the Northeast in the late 19th century, the Great Lakes and their tributaries have become the home to some of the best steelhead fishing in the world. The serene environment of the beautiful rivers and creeks create a sharp contrast to the adrenaline infused action of fighting a gorgeous two to three foot chrome goddess.
The abundance of small and large creeks also provides fishable water under most weather and water conditions. While there are steelhead to be found throughout most of the year, the peak season is generally mid October to April.
Whether you are a beginner or an expert, you will find that your guide will accommodate your needs and choose locations appropriate to your skill level. In addition to your world class fly fishing opportunities, your full day guide trips will include a homemade lunch which is prepared by Alberto’s wife, Janeil, and is served back at his 19th century brick farmhouse which is minutes away from several streams.
Your guide, Alberto Rey, is not only an accomplished fisherman but is also an nationally recognized artist. His work is in the permanent collections of over a dozen museums and is a contributor to Gray’s Sporting Journal, Fish and Fly magazine, The Art of Angling Journal, American Angler, Fish and Fly magazine and other magazines. A special tour of his studio can be scheduled during your stay and a watercolor or oil painting of your trophy steelhead or favorite stretch of water can also be commissioned. This is a perfect way to remember the day’s events.
- Watercolors – around 6″x10″ -$1200
- Oil paintings – 15.5″ x 33″ – $2000
- Oil paintings – 33″ x 48″ – $5000
Guide fees for half and full days of fishing:
- initial angler for 4 hours – wading – $300
- additional anglers for 4 hours $100
- initial angler for 8 hours – wading/lunch – $400
- additional anglers for 8 hours – $200
( a warm homemade lunch is served at our home
if we fish the local streams which we usually do)
All equipment, flies, instruction and a CD of images are provided as part of your guide fees. Gratuity is optional and is not included in the price. Additional private casting or fly tying lessons are also available.
Oftentimes the best gift is a fond memory. Let us try to create a life-long memory for you and your guests.
716-679-7002 or 716-410-7003 (cell)