A life-time resident of the Fingerlakes area, Dave is an avid "catch and release" fly-fisherman and
fly-tyer.  He is passionate about sharing his love for fly fishing as well as the outdoors
and his patient yet enthusiastic approach has gotten many people "hooked" on the sport!
He has been fly fishing for over 28 years and began guiding as sole-proprietor of
Fingerlakes Fly Fishing
Guide Service
in the spring of 1999. In July of 2012, Dave survived a sudden and devastating stroke from
a basketball injury that affected his carotid artery.  After many weeks of hospitalization and returning
home wheelchair-bound along with an uncertain prognosis as to whether or not he would regain the use
of his left arm or leg, through hard work and perseverance he reclaimed his ability to walk again. The
pictures above  are a testament of his determination to be back in the water since then and doing what
he loves! Additionally with the help of Dean Childs "Evergreen Hand", Dave is also able to continue to
tie his own flies.  After a hiatus from guiding and with the encouragement of previous clients, family and
friends, Dave is eager to once again share his knowledge and passion for fly fishing.
Dave is a seasoned fly fishing guide who has spent a lot of time on the stream.
Dave is very skilled at nymph fishing, He has done presentations at Trout Unlimited,
and the Federation of Fly Fisherman.  Dave is also well versed and skilled at dry fly fishing and fishing
with streamers.
David Passmore
Ithaca, NY
Jeremy has been fly fishing for 20 years.  Jeremy is skilled at Fly Fishing for
most species(bass,pike, panfish, and   all varieties of trout).  Jeremy has been
a very successful guide . He is a  natural teacher when it comes to fly fishing.
Jeremey has a personality that will make you feel at as ease and keep you
focused at the same time  on the stream. His knowledge and love for the
outdoors is contagious.  After a guided trip with him you will go home a better
Jeremy Kraus