Oak Orchard Tackle & Lodge refers anglers to the independent NYSLOG’s listed below. These are trusted, accomplished and professional full time anglers that can range from the the Lake Erie tribs, throughout western NY and all the way to the Salmon River. The guides routinely use their knowledge of run timing to put clients onto fish in some of the less popular tribs and some semi private waters where you can cast to unharried fish. A guide can be an invaluable asset to help you learn in a day what may take you a season or two to put together on your own, and can introduce you to some new water. The spirit of the guide trip is for learning and possible long term relationships between client anglers and the guides.
Jason Franz from Trout n About Charters
bio coming soon…
Paul Jacob and the guide staff from Reel Action Fly Fishing
For Paul Jacob, fly fishing is much more then a sport, it’s his passion. Paul launched Reel Action Fly Fishing in the Fall of 2001 with the guide service covering both Lake Ontario and Lake Erie tributaries. Catering to his client’s desires to catch steelhead, salmon and brown trout, he focuses on areas with high concentrations of fish. Jacob follows the principle of “never leaving fish to find fish” so he patrols the tribs constantly. Jacob is a certified casting instructor with the Federation of Fly Fishers having gained accreditation through the L.L.Bean Fly Fishing School. Jacob can answer your questions regarding casting styles and techniques while providing you with solutions to common casting problems. Catch and release fly fishing is emphasized. A high quality digital camera is used to take detailed pictures allowing clients to get replicas made of their trophy fish. Jacob can provide lunch, flies, tackle, digital pictures and often a video of the day. Beginners and advanced anglers are invited to join him for a memorable day fly fishing the Great Lakes tributaries. Contact the shop for more info or to perhaps speak with Paul directly and to arrange an outing.
Jay Peck from Jay Peck Guides
A native of the Oak Orchard area, Peck keeps close tabs on conditions in the Oak Orchard River. He has 20+ years of experience fly fishing and fly tying for trout and salmon. Peck calls the Oak Orchard home, but he can also lead clients on successful outings from the Niagara River to the Salmon River. In fact, his one-of-a-kind custom-built wooden drift boat can often be found on the Salmon River floating fly fishermen to unmolested waters during peak runs. He encourages catch and release and is happy to share his custom-tied flies to help clients get into some trophy Steelhead or Brown trout. Contact the shop for more information or to arrange an outing.