One of the premier two-handed spey casting and fly fishing instructors in North America, Walt specializes in targeting salmon, trout and steelhead in the Northeast and offers basic, intermediate and advanced instructions and schools throughout the Great Lakes, Canada and the East Coast.
Beginning his fly fishing in 1972, Walt has become 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 on how to become better fishermen are just a few things that will be touched on during your day.
Since 1985, Walt has been a professional guide and instructor who advocates traditional, catch & release, fly fishing for the Salmon River Region of New York, the Deerfield River and others.
"Take the opportunity to learn from Walt, North America's Hardy Spey & Fly Fishing Ambassador.
You'll leave the water a better spey caster and enjoy fly fishing with confidence."
Throughout the year Walt can be seen swinging a fly most anywhere in North America. During March thru May and again from September thru December, Walt is instructing and offers coached fly fishing trips in the Salmon River Region of upstate New York for salmon, trout and steelhead. From May into late August he is wading the Deerfield and Westfield Rivers of Western Massachusetts for rainbow, brook and brown trout. A June thru July trip to New Brunswick for Atlantic Salmon is where he will be hosting coached fly fishing trips, casting schools, lessons and clinics all on the Fabled Miramichi River Region.
A busy schedule includes speaking engagements and on the water clinics and demonstrations 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 posses a unique and descriptive way in teaching which allows for easy understanding while furthering the enjoyment of spey fishing.
Being the premier spey casting and fishing instructor, seasoned fishing coach and guide on these waters requires continuous work and dedication. Walt brings to the water each day his in depth knowledge and enthusiasm which enables you to become better flyfishers. These are just a few attributes why Walt is recognized to be one of the best in the sport today.
Est. 1985 NY License #955
Hardy North America Spey & Fly Fishing Ambasador
Two-Handed Spey Casting & Fishing Instructor 2007
Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide & Instructor 2000-2010
Independent Guide & Instructor since 1985