Transformative Travel LLC

Hi Misty, after I said goodbye to you I walked back to my car and said, now that’s a fly casting lesson. Everything I told you on how great my lesson and experience was, your patience, details, explanation, hands on, demonstrating and so on, I appreciate.

Guided fly fishing lessons in Ellicott City, Maryland starting from $50 pp.

Begin your fly fishing journey in Maryland with one-on-one guided fly fishing lessons on the Patapsco river.

 Learn from seasoned, FFI certified casting instructor and international fly fishing expedition guide, Misty Dhillon who has well over 20 years of guiding experience.

Besides guiding beginners toward a good foundation for fly fishing in Maryland. Misty Dhillon is also an internationally renowned expert in guiding seasoned anglers, looking to improve technique and presentation skills for local, national or international adventures. 

Apart from the basic principles of a fly-cast, you will also learn about river reading. Picking the right fly and last but not least – fishing good water well by fishing smart, not hard!

Online Bookings via Square: Be sure to select your fly fishing package first. Then select our location, before getting access to our calendar to secure a time and date that works for you.

Half Day Package

5 Hours
$ 250
Per Participant
  • Pre Trip Interview (Virtual).
  • Fly Fishing Gear Use.
  • Packed Lunch.
  • 5 Hours on the Water.
  • Post Trip Interview (Virtual).
Father's Day Special

Family Package

3 Hours
$ 395
For a family of four
  • Pre Trip Interview (Virtual).
  • Fly Fishing Gear Use.
  • 3 Hours on the Water.
  • Post Trip Interview (Virtual)

Kayak Fishing

7 Hours
$ 395
Per Participant
  • Pre Trip Interview (Virtual).
  • Fly Fishing Gear Use
  • 7 Hours on the Water.
  • Packed Lunch
  • River Gear Use.
  • Post Trip Interview (Virtual)

Gift Cards - Fly Fishing Expereinces

Manifest Meaningful Experiences - on the water!

It’s a gift that keeps on giving—make your Father’s Day with a fly fishing experience!  

Fly fishing gift cards may be used for any of our fly fishing services no just locally, but also nationally as well as internationally. Be it one of our fixed date departure international departures or a custom tailored, fly fishing itinerary. 

Gift Cards are valid for 2 years. Claim your next adventure now!

Have a question? We're here to help.

Phone reservations - 443 766 3644

Private Lessons

Enjoy private instruction for the most potency.

Family Package

Create quality family time on the Patapsco river.


5 hours guided on the water with a packed lunch.

Float Trips

Guided inflatable kayak, fly fishing float trips.

Come on out to Maryland’s Daniel’s Dam on Sunday, April 16, 2023 compliments of The Friends of the Patapsco, Free-State Fly Fishers, Potomac Patuxent Trout Unlimited Chapter, Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources and Transformative Travel. 

We’re proud to honor you for stepping out intensionally and bringing attention to Maryland’s world-class fishing waters here in Maryland’s Patapsco State Park.

Registration will be opening soon as spots are limited to to just 35-40 participants due to parking constraints and river capacity.


Rental Properties & Estates in the DMV area

Enjoy an Overnight Adventure


Get the most from our pre, during and post trip support.


Choose from over a 12 locations & expereinces.


Explore the DMV area with inner and outer experiences.

West Virginia

Make the most of the best fly fishing in West Virginia.

Washington DC

Visting DC? Book your private home and fly fishing.


Enjoy world class fly fishing in Pennsylvania!

Have a question? We're here to help.

Private Lessons

Starting from just $50 per hour.

Family Lessons

Starting from just $125 per adult.


Starting from $250 per angler.

Float Trips

Starting from $395 per angler.

Explore our International Fly Fishing Adventure Travel


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Giant Travelley

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Golden Mahseer

Fly fish for the illusive Golden Mahseer of India, Nepal & Bhutan.


Go fly fishing for trout to the Himalayas of Bhutan or India.


Enjoy fishing trigger fish and the color of the Caribbean!

Roseter Fish

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Bristol Bay

Enjoy fly fishing in Bristol Bay for a host of species next summer.

Schedule your complimentary "call to adventure session" with our in-house expert.

Transform your world!

Step out intensionally with our Transformative Travel 4 part process, which includes, virtual pre-trip briefings, interview with our team to discuss everything from packing checklists to transformative practices to use before, during, and after your adventure. 

Have a question? We're here to help.

Meet your fly fishing guide

Misty Dhillon is an FFI certified casting instructor who is the world authority on Golden Mahseer fly fishing in the Himalayas. For over 20 years, Misty Dhillon has worked alongside the world’s pioneers in expedition documentaries, fly fishing adventure travel, and sporting travel journalists to bring to the world’s attention the elusive Golden Mahseer fishery that is threatened by hydroelectric power and an ever-increasing need for water. 

Misty Dhillon has initiated river conservation in the Himalayas on a grass root level by living in the Himalayan foothills and training India’s first generation to fly fishing guides from local river communities. Encouraging local stakeholders in the remote Himalayan frontier with Nepal to use intentional, catch and release, single barbless hook fly fishing as a regenerative resource for sustainable income through eco-tourism while reconnecting river communities to conservation.  

Having lost his father at the age of 8, Misty used fishing and the outdoors to transform his life from the early of 15. He is hence passionate about using the fly-fishing lens to empower communities, particularly people of color.

Have a question? We are here to help.

What is Calling You?

Custom Tailor Your Ideal Journey

 Want to craft a journey you don’t see on our website? Work with our Transformative Travel Team to create a custom-designed journey. 

3 Days

From $850

History & Beauty

West Virginia

Harpers Ferry

Enjoy 2 Nights & 3 Days
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Full Day

From $430

Maryland Heights

West Virginia

Harpers Ferry

Day Trip to Harpers Ferry
View details


From $495

Bonding Adventure

West Virginia

Overnight Getaway

Overnight Getaway in the DMV area.
View details

Full Day

From $345

Ancient Maryland


Private Exploration

Discover ancient stories of Maryland’s past at Calvert Cliffs.
View details

3 Days

From $775



Departs: June 2022

Take 2 nights to “get off the grid”. Enjoy Kayaking & Camping.
View details

Full Day

From $375

Multi Sport

Multi State

Custom Tailored

Explore the Harpers Ferry area, hiking, history and kayaking.
View details

Gift Cards

Make someone's day!

Share the gift of travel and create precious moments cherished for a lifetime. 

Local H.E.A.R.T Journeys

Using local travel as a tool for personal growth.

Local H.E.A.R.T Journeys are dedicated to small-group, responsible outdoor explorations that honor, both your outer and inner adventure.

Currently, we feature day and overnight adventures that bring attention to the natural gems in your “backyard”. Fostering appreciation and bringing the opportunities to discover beauty and renewal right here at home. 

Each adventure is designed through our unique 4 part process as well as attention to the embodiment of 5 key practices that make any journey meaningful.

Custom Tailor Your Package

Create your own journey!

Create your own meaningful adventures with loved ones and save yourself the time and energy coordinating everyone’s interests by leaving the details to us. 

Schedule your complimentary (virtual) consultation with our in house expert.

Support Local

Packed meals for this guided fly fishing adventure are put together by Ellicott City’s very own, Little Market Café recently featured by Gordon Ramsey. 

Why this adventure?

  • Use fly-fishing in Maryland as a tool to connect to your local habitat and share it with your loved ones.
  • Enjoy fly-casting instruction with FFI certified casting instructor, Misty Dhillon. 
  • Leave the details to us and enjoy a packed lunch, put together by Ellicott City’s very own, Little Market Cafe.
  • Cast a fly to Rainbow Trout, Golden Trout, Small mouth bass and sun fish that are ideal for sowing the seeds of fly fishing. 

What makes us unique?

Our Process

Bring more meaning to your journey locally, nationally or internationally with our 4-part process. 

Schedule your complimentary consultation (virtual) with our in-house experts.