Bay Colony Guides is currently making a branding transition in the second half of 2022. With our recent expansion to a multi-State model, working in several different destination fisheries in New York, we are excited to encapsulate our offerings under a new business entity; one that reflects our roots as well as our initial Angling inspirations, and personal influences. Welcome to Tie Dyed Fly Guides.
Tie Dyed Fly Guides is a FULLY INSURED, LICENSED, catch & release, Fly Fishing Guide Service operating year-round in New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Massachusetts. We cater to both novice & experienced fly anglers alike, providing an elevated angling experience while in pursuit of Trout, Steelhead, and Salmon.
Our Singular Passion: Fooling Salmonids [Trout, Steelhead & Salmon] with a Fly [Fleye].
Our Mission: Sharing that experience in the outdoors with you and others from ALL walks of life through custom guided fishing trips, and personalized hands-on instruction.
Chris is a native of southwestern Pennsylvania, and makes his home in southern Vermont, leaving the Upper Delaware River & Western Catskill region of New York exactly half-way in between. He's been exploring this corridor for over thirty years, and feels equally at home finding fish in all three locations. Guiding in four states, and centering his business & visual-content work around the destination fisheries in New York has been a natural progression, and the answer for growing his business sustainably for the future.
We fish in some really beautiful places.
The Upper Delaware River & Western Catskills: New England is slow to warm after months of snowfall, and cold runoff in the Spring so we head a few hours southwest to the NY/PA border & western Catskills to start chasing wild Trout in-earnest by mid-April. This area is home to the Upper West Branch of The Delaware River, and The Delaware River Club where Chris is a Fly Fishing Guide rowing his drift boat on a full-time/exclusive basis for the club. Reach-out to the DRC to book your date[s] with Chris there from mid-April to mid-October. Yes, the fishing here is THAT GOOD. Yes, there's a good chance you will forget all about your home river[s]. Don't say we didn't warn you. ;0)
Steelhead Alley "Proper Fishing:" Erie, PA; Gowanda, NY; Rochester, NY; Altmar, NY. In the Fall our attention will turn to the PA & NY sections of Steelhead Alley, on lakes Erie and Ontario, and swinging flies for migrating Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon. As Halloween approaches we begin our own annual migration for these ghost-like fish; checking weather & flows thoroughly, and picking our days wisely. These fish are nothing like you'll find in freshwater anywhere else east of the Rocky Mountains, pushing anglers and their gear to extremes. The Winter months from December through March are also harsh here, so we see most of our prime weather, swing-water and fish between late-October through late-December, then again after March 15th through April for "Drop-Back" season. These fish ruin fly-tackle AND your dreams; plan your life [and booked date(s) with Chris] accordingly.
Vermont and Massachusetts: We love our late-Fall trouting excursions in southern Vermont, and northwest Massachusetts. The southern Green Mountains & NY border region, The Connecticut River Valley, and The Berkshires all host several great trout fisheries with wild/naturalized and stocked trout to include "the big three;" Rainbow, Brown and Eastern Brook Trout. Lots of tributary and small river Native Brook Trout fishing to explore with us here as well. Reach-out directly to book late-Fall dates for Streamer "Meat-Season.".