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Enjoy a half or full days fly fishing in Ellicott City, Maryland.

Privately guided fly fishing in Maryland's Patapsco River.

Indulge in the experience of guided fly fishing along Maryland’s scenic Patapsco River, led by the expertise of Misty Dhillon, a certified casting instructor. Immerse yourself in either a half or full day excursion, complete with an enriching journey through the river’s challenges, all while under Misty’s guidance.

Discover the allure of fly fishing, a harmonious blend of relaxation and invigoration amidst the tranquil waters. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned angler, this outing promises to expand your repertoire of fly fishing techniques, making it an enjoyable endeavor for all skill levels.

Our comprehensive package commences at an enticing rate of just $250, inclusive of a five-hour private guided lesson and a thoughtfully prepared lunch for you to relish by the water’s edge. Moreover, it’s noteworthy that anglers aged 15 years and below are exempt from the requirement of a fishing license when participating in fly fishing within Maryland’s boundaries.

Seize the opportunity to secure your spot for guided fly fishing escapades along the Patapsco River this spring and summer. The availability is limited due to our commitment to offer each participant dedicated guidance from Misty Dhillon, an FFI certified fly casting instructor and an accomplished international travel guide. Don’t let this chance slip away—act now before it’s too late.

Prices for a half day of guided fly fishing start at $250, for a span of 5 hours dedicated to private instruction in the art of fly fishing.

The prime period for fly fishing in the Patapsco River spans from March 25 to November. For novice anglers without waders, it’s recommended to plan your fishing excursions between May 15 and September 15.

What items are essential to bring for your fly fishing expedition? Ensure you have a valid Maryland non-Tidal fishing license if you’re 16 years and older. Depending on the season, pack a reliable pair of wading boots or river sandals. Don’t forget to include a rain jacket and a wading and hiking stick/wading staff. Other necessities encompass a water bottle, sunblock, and insect repellent. It’s wise to keep spare clothing and a towel in your car. Lastly, approach the experience with an open and adaptable mindset.

Choose your plan

Choose your plan. Select your dates and confirm! We look forward to welcoming you on the river. 

Full Day

Private Guiding
$ 350
Per Angler/Participant
  • Pre Trip Interview (Virtual)
  • 7 Hours on the water.
  • Fly Fishing Gear Use.
  • Packed Lunch
  • Post Trip Interview (Virtual)

Half Day

Private Guiding
$ 250
Per Angler/Participant
  • Pre Trip Interview (Virtual)
  • 5 Hours on the water.
  • Fly Fishing Gear Use.
  • Packed Lunch
  • Post Trip Interview (Virtual)

Half Day

$ 450
For two (2) Anglers
  • Pre Trip Interview (Virtual)
  • 5 Hours on the water.
  • Fly Fishing Gear Use.
  • Packed Lunch
  • Post Trip Interview (Virtual)

Whether you're just starting out or have been fly fishing for years.

We're here to help and support your fly fishing journey.

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is making it incredibly easy to buy your fishing license online.

Just click on the COMPASS portal, select the appropriate license type, and you’re all set! Choose the non-tidal license allows licensee to fish in the fresh waters of Maryland. 

You can also reprint your fishing license if it gets lost or damaged, or even register as a saltwater angler if you’ve never done so before.

You can also purchase a fishing license in person at any local license agent.

  • Pre Trip Interview (Virtual) 
  • 5-7 Hours guided fly fishing lessons depending on the package you prefer. 
  • Gear use (fly rods, reels, lines and flies for use).
  • Packed Lunch. 
  • Post Trip Interview (Virtual) 

We start with a virtual call (done over zoom) clarifying the intensions of your time out with Misty. Whether your are an absolute beginner, an occasional fly fisher or a seasoned, world traveling angler. Misty loves to connect to his guests on the water and also go over a checklist which is sent over in advance, so we don’t miss on anything. 

Next, we’ll drive you directions of where to meet up. Leave the rest to Misty and be ready to be engaged on Maryand’s Patapsco river. Misty brings to your attention the four (4) basic principles of a fly cast, river reading and where to fish so you can create quality time fly fishing where ever you go. 

Finally, Misty also takes time to do a post trip reflection so you can get the most potency time your time fly fishing with Misty . 

If you're ready to take the first step toward your next big adventure, schedule a complimentary call with our in-house expert.

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Half & Full Day Fly Fishing in Ellicott City

Enjoy a half day or full day fly fishing trip in Ellicott City , Maryland .

Take a break from the daily grind!

Treat yourself to a day of fly fishing on the Patapsco River with Misty Dhillon. Enjoy a packed lunch on the water and explore the challenge this river has to offer.

Fly fishing is a relaxing and invigorating way to spend the day on the water. It’s also great for beginners and experienced fishermen alike, as you’ll learn how to catch fish from both above and below the surface.


A half day’s guided fly fishing on the Patapsco river is for 5 hrs and cover the basics of getting you out on the water confidently. Showing you some local fishing spots so you can practice at your own time. This package also come with a packed breakfast/lunch out on the water. 

The fly day is a good way to spend the day learning about the fly fishing. Give you a good amount of time out on the water experiencing everything from fly casting, mends and even the double haul along with connecting to fish of various species.  


$ 250 Per Angler
  • Use of Fly Fishing Rods & Reels Included
  • FFI Certified Casting Instructor
  • Packed Lunch Included


$ 350 From / Per Angler
  • Use of Fly Fishing Rods & Reels Included
  • FFI Certified Casting Instructor
  • Packed Lunch Included

Frequently Asked Questions

During spring and fall during Trout stocking in Maryland, check schedule here. Summers are also a great time to fly fish the Patapsco river as the sun fish and small mouth bass fishing is great. 

Once anglers get the basics of a fly cast it usually doesn’t take too long to get into a fish. One can certainly expect a few bites and fish in a 3hrs on the water. 


  • Quick dry shirt, Quick dry trousers, Jacket (seasonal)
  • Water Bottle (1 liter for every 2-3 hrs on the water)  
  • Rain Jacket
  • Sun wear / Block, Hat
  • Personal Optics / Polaroid Glasses Sun-glass with retainer 
  • Waders & wading boots (required in early spring, fall and winters) 
  • Wading socks w/ gaiters (optional) (seasonal)
  • *Wading stick is an important consideration! 


  • Fishing License
  • Towel & Spare Set of Clothes in your car. 
  • Insect Repellant


Camera / Go Pro

Usually at least half a mile each way that is often on uneven paths to access less pressured waters. 

*No Refunds. FREE Rescheduling 3 days before departure. ***Transformative Travel LLC. can not be held liable for any changes in the itinerary made due to bad weather, roadblocks and any circumstances beyond our control.

  • 1 virtual, pre-trip interviews & presentations with Misty Dhillon to be better prepared for your trip that include everything from Pre Trip Tackle rituals, techniques to practice before hand and important considerations to make your adventure more potent and successful.
  • Guided Fishing & Instruction. 
  • Use of fly fishing tackle such as rods, reels, lines, leaders, tippet and even flies! 
  • Applicable taxes and credit card fees.
  • Post Trip Reflection (1hr.)
  • Detailed packing checklist.
  • Accommodation, meals and transport are not included in the itinerary. 
  • *Cancelations: As deposits and payments for this trip are non-refundable. Hence,  it is highly recommended that travelers purchase travel insurance. Transformative Travel LLC. can not be held liable for any changes in the itinerary made due to bad weather, flight delays, roadblocks and any circumstances beyond our control.

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