Meet Jay Peck

Jay Peck always says “It doesn’t matter how much experience you have. You can always learn a new trick.”

Jay has been sharing his experience through his guiding and his writing. Jay has been fly fishing for more than 35 years and has been tying flies for most of this time.

He has been applying his experience as a guide for over twenty years, fishing the Lake Ontario tributaries from western New York to the Salmon River, from fall to spring.

Along with being an expert in fishing Lake Ontario’s migratory fish, Jay is also an accomplished spey caster and has developed several techniques and fly patterns for fishing the tributaries. A few of his flies are featured in the book Steelhead Guide by John Nagy.

Jay is just as accomplished with trout fishing. During the trout season, Jay spends his time the between the local trout streams and the Delaware River system in the Catskills. Jay has been fishing these rivers and creeks for over 25 years. Over the years, he’s acquired vast knowledge of the trout and the flies the trout feed on. Over the seasons, Jay has developed several fly patterns specific to the rivers and creeks that he fishes. Here too a few of his flies are featured in the book Trout Flies of the East: Best Contemporary Patterns from East of the Rockies by Jim Schollmeyer and Ted Leeson.

If you are interested in improving your fishing skills, experiencing the excitement of fishing for Lake Ontario’s migratory fish, or enjoying a float trip on the Salmon River or the Delaware River, Jay Peck is your guide.