Enjoy Maryland’s world class fly fishing water by learning how to fly fish. Start by signing up for our one-on-one, hourly fly fishing instruction and spend quality time on Maryland’s Patapsco river with seasoned, international guide and FFI Casting Instructor, Misty Dhillon.
Misty is a local gem of Ellicott City, Maryland, best known for leading international fly fishing expeditions. We are lucky that he now offers LOCAL fly fishing opportunities for everyone.
Hourly fly fishing is a great way to learn the basics and no prior fly fishing experience or equipment (rods and reels) are required, especially if you sign up in the summer months waders are not required either. So come on down to historic Ellicott city and fly fish the Patapsco river for Smallmouth bass, Sunfish as well as Trout during certain times of the year.
Our family fly fishing package is designed for two or more angers, featuring plenty of time on the water to learn the basics and also catch a few fish.
Get group pricing on this package and introduce your whole family or friends to fly fishing. The use of rods and reels is included but all anglers over the age of 16 require a Maryland freshwater non-table fishing license.
*Get $40 Off on 8-16 year olds and take a kid fly fishing!
Hourly fly casting is done on the Patapsco River, close to our Main St. office in historic Ellicott city. Learn about the following.
Our 3 hr. family package covers everything from fly casting instruction to getting you out on the water fly fishing the Patapsco river.
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 a few fish.
Meet your certified fly casting instructor.
India’s first casting instructor back in 2011 and the world pioneering Golden Mahseer fly fishing guide, isn’t just your average fishing guide. With over 25 years of guiding expeditions, Misty Dhillon can cover aspects of the sport that will bring value to your future adventures; helping create the foundations of style versus substance in your journey as a fly angler.
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.
International Fly Fishing Travel
Feeling called to take a trip of a lifetime. Join one of our fixed date departures or have us custom tailor an adventure locally, nationally or even internationally. Additionally, get great service on booking flights and even trip cancelation insurance so you are all covered for your next travel adventure.
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.