Fly Fishing lessons for beginners, Patapsco River, Maryland

maryland fly-fishing lessons for beginners

patapsco valley state park,
Ellicott City.



Fly-fishing can be a tool to transform your day into things you’d never expected. Places you’d never been. Opening your awareness to as little as a fish but learning about their rivers and ecosystem that are crucial for our health and well being.  

We use Transformative Travel LLC’s home-base; Maryland’s Patapsco Valley and Main St. Ellicott City to offer opportunities and engage with your local habitat and historic Ellicott City community using the tool of local explorations for some newness to your average day during Covid-19. 

Learn from FFI Certified Casting Instructor Misty Dhillon who has also dedicated over two decades traveling and fly fishing in the Himalayas. 

What makes your time special?

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Our Local H E A R T Journey are designed using the most potent aspects of our own travels by being Humble, Engaged, Resilient, Aware and Thankful. 

The aim of your time with Misty is to create a good foundation to fly-fishing and awareness towards our environment and the health of our planet. Hence wether you are a beginner or an expert. You can expect a day under Misty Dhillon’s carful guidance sharing skills that can open the doors connecting to the natural world, your loved ones and more importantly yourself.

End your day on the banks of the Patapsco and historic Ellicott City. You’ll easily find yourself dinning outdoors on Main St. to end a day that gives birth to new ideas. 

All of the fishing is catch and release using single barbless hooks with the exception of Snakehead and Rainbow Trout (keel limit applies)  that may be harvested. 

*** All participant anglers over the age of 16 must have a valid fishing permit from Maryland DNR. 

*** Note: Felt sole wading shoes are banned in Maryland’s tidal and non-tidal waters. 


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get there?

  • Directions from Washington DC & points south: Take I-95 N to MD-100 W to Rte-29 N, stay in right lane and take Rte 40 East. At first light, make a right onto Rogers Ave, then a slight Right onto Ellicott Mills Drive to Main Street.

When's the best time?

April 15 to October 15. Subject to availability.

Anglers will need waders in the spring and fall but not in the summer. 

What does it cost?

Pricing for Day trips,. half day trips and hourly fly casting lessons are as follows. 

How do I sign up?

Calendy Link. 

What does it include?

  • Casting Instruction. 
  • Use of fly fishing tackle if needed. 

Gift Cards?

  • Are available. Please contact us via email at with Gift Card Inquiries. 

What do I bring?

  • Wading shoes or river shoes/sandals ideally with toe protection. 
  • Polarized Sun-glasses or clear glasses with retainers. 
  • Water Bottle. 
  • An open mind. 

Meeting Point & Fishing License.

  • Transformative Travel LLC. 8030 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043 
  • Closest to Parking Lot -B that overlooks the Patapsco River. 
  • All participants must have a valid Freshwater fishing permit and trout stamp. Participants should also carry a soft or hard copy of your Maryland Freshwater Fishing License and Trout stamp in a waterproof bag. 
  • Fishing Licenses are available online from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. 

How do I sign up?

  • Email or call us at 443 766 3644
  • Email:

Terms & Conditions

  • All booking are subject to availability. 
  • As all deposits and cancelations are non-refundable.