Ryan is a Pennsylvania native and grew up near the foothills of the Pocono Mountains.
In his youth his father would take him on float trips down the Delaware River where
he first learned to fish. This is where Ryan’s passion for the outdoors began. It
was not until his teenage years he began fly fishing in pursuit of trout on nearby
freestone streams. Thereafter he continued his education at Penn State and his fly
fishing education on famed Central Pennsylvania streams. He then put his engineering
degree to the side and moved to the Upper Delaware to follow his true passion of
fly fishing. He is now manager of Border Water Outfitters in Hancock, NY, where he
shares his knowledge of fly fishing and tying. He is a member of Friends of the Upper
Delaware and Stanley Cooper Trout Unlimited. When he is not at the shop, you’ll find
him on the water. Ryan has a decade of fly fishing experience. He also guides for
Steelhead on Lake Erie tributaries in Pennsylvania and New York.
On occasion we may use an independent guide on a daily basis. The small network
of guides we use are talented fishermen who will work hard to make your day a success.
We won't put you with just anyone. If there is no one available we will tell you
that. Your memorable experience demands it, our pride won't allow it and our reputation
depends on it.