routinely use their knowledge of run timing to put clients onto fish in some of
the less popular tributaries 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. All
the guides listed below are available for outings through .
Michael Augat-NYS Licensed Outdoor Guide
"Captain Mike" is a true gentleman and a genuine sportsman. He delights in helping
fishermen catch the trophy trout and salmon of the Great Lakes tributaries. Augat
can help you master basic fly fishing techniques or more advanced casting methods.
He can teach you how to land the lunkers on light line noodle rods. His clients
frequently are repeat customers, enjoying their outings year after year. He travels
throughout western New York, Lake Ontario and the Lake Erie tributaries. Augut
guides some celebrity clients and is a member
of the L.L.Bean Elite Product Tester Team. Contact the shop for more information
and to arrange an outing with "Captain Mike."
Licensed Outdoor Guide
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.
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.
- NYS Licensed Outdoor Guide
A native of the Oak Orchard area, Peck keeps close tabs on conditions in the Oak
Orchard River. He has nearly 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.
Prairie - NYS Licensed Outdoor Guide
Prairie has an enviable position - he fishes too much! He ranges on all the Lake
Erie and Lake Ontario tribs and is always in a position to put his clients' onto
fish since he is so familiar with tributary conditions and run timing. Double-digit
fish days are a real possibility with Prairie as your guide. His knowledge of
select techniques and fly selection for a given tributary under a variety of conditions
is remarkable. He is a full time, licensed guide, pursuing King Salmon in the
Fall, Brown trout in Fall and Winter and Steelhead whenever he can locate willing
takers. Contact the shop for more info or to perhaps speak with Mike directly
and to arrange an outing.
- NYS Licensed Outdoor Guide
Brian Slavinski has been fly fishing the western New York region for twenty years.
His experiences have led to a vast knowledge of how to fish for trout and salmon
using traditional fly fishing techniques. He believes strongly in the quality
of the fly fishing experience and knows well all the opportunities that exist
for great fly fishing in western New York. His specialty is angling for Salmon,
Brown Trout, and Steelhead in all the tributaries of Lake Ontario and Lake Erie.
Using a variety of techniques from the most traditional presentations to regional
innovations, Slavinski will assure you of a memorable day on the stream.
the shop for more information or to arrange an outing.