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Harry Desmond, Owner


arry Desmond, owner, head guide, and founder of Berkshire Rivers Fly Fishing™, grew up fishing and exploring in the Berkshires. Harry has an extensive knowledge of Berkshire river geography as well as Berkshire history.

Experience & Education

Harry Desmond, Fly Fishing Instructor & Tour GuideHarry’s love of fly fishing and outdoor adventures led his travels to Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, and Oregon, where he worked, played, and explored for more than a decade. In all, Harry has 18 years of fly fishing experience, including 8 years in Yellowstone National Park (and Slough Creek).

Harry is a Sweetwater Fly Fishing Guide School graduate. He is also CPR and first aid certified. He is proficient in many techniques, including nymph fishing, dry fly fishing, and streamer fishing, and he will select the right style for any given day’s conditions to maximize your catch.

Harry is endorsed and supported by a number of fishing gear manufacturers, including 3-TAND and Rise Rod.

Passions & Values

Harry enjoys spending time fishing in the Kenai peninsula of Alaska and the Pulaski region. He is highly proficient in fishing the Delaware river, which some would say give one an Honorary PhD in fly fishing. He spends his winters researching new territories, tying flies, and steel heading on the Lake Ontario tributaries.

Harry’s mission is to share his enthusiasm for the outdoors and fly fishing through his company, Berkshire Rivers Fly Fishing, by guiding tours for locals and travelers. Harry’s friendly attitude and passion for fly fishing make him the ideal guide for your Berkshire fishing adventure.

Enjoy a Wade-In or Float Trip

Take some fly fishing tips from guide and fisherman Harry Desmond.