FISHING GUIDE, commercial fly tyer, and committed "fishaholic",
for Chuck fishing is a way of life.
Second generations fly tyer; he has tied flies commercially for
over 20 years. In 1982, Chuck started his guiding career in Iliamna,
as an assistant river guide with "Wild Country River Guides".
After which he continued guiding in Vermont part-time. From 1993
to 2004, Chuck guided fulltime as an Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing
Guide in the Battenkill region.
Today, he operates as an outfitting guide service catering to
fly, spin, and icefishing anglers. He has fished in: Alaska, Colorado,
Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and
most of New England. On a average year, Chuck is
on the water about 200 days guiding or fishing himself. As a life
long resident of Vermont,currently he resides near the Mettowee
in Poultney, Vermont.
Other interests:cooking,upland hunting with pointing dogs, calling
turkeys,chasing deer, ice fishing and spending time with his 2 children:
McKayla & Nick.
Chuck has appeared in the following publications:
Sports Afield, May 1983, "Alaska Float" by Jerome Robinson
Vermont Outdoors, April 1998, "Early season fly fishing tactics"
by Bill Cairns
Vermont Outdoors, June 1999, "Fly box selection- Kashner Zug
Bug" by Dan Noyes
Vermont Outdoors, May 2000, "Fly box selection- Invaria Compradun"
by Dan Noyes
Guide Flies, 2003, by David Klausmeyer
Go To Flies, by Tony Lolli
Vermont Magazine July/August 2012
Northeast Edition Eastern Fly Fishing Magazine Summer 2012
Fly Tyer Magazine Winter 2014
Tying Heritage Featherwing Streamers by Sharon Wright 2015
"You can give a man a fish and you'll feed him for a day.
Teach a man to fish, you will feed him for a lifetime"
As a full time fishing guide, I feel that it's important to catch
fish for my clients, all good guides do. However, my main objective
is to have my customers become better fishermen. We are all students
of the sport. The difference between good fishers and great fishers
is attention to subtle details. I want all my clients to become
great fishers, and for the great heritage of fishing to be passed
1973 Yellowstone River, Chuck & Cutthroat Trout
1979 Clyde River Newport, VT. Chuck & Landlocked Salmon
1997 Cape Cod Bay. Chuck and Striped Bass