I can't recommend Harry Desmond and Berkshire Rivers Fly Fishing enough. Harry sets the bar high for himself, his guides, and every trip. He works hard to ensure you have a great experience fishing. He has always treated me and my family with respect and has gone above and beyond to make each trip enjoyable. His knowledge, passion, and dedication to the the sport and community are superior. I always make a point to try to and schedule a trip with Harry when I am in town visiting family. Harry just make it a lot of fun!
On 1127/22, I was able to make it out on my second float trip with Harry. Every time i have gone, Harry has been a great resource with expert knowledge of all things Fly Fishing. Harry has definitely sparked a love for fly fishing with me and my dad. We have been able to catch fish from literally the first day we have ever been fly fishing I will certainly look to be going on another float trip in the spring. I would and have recommended this company to any fly fisherman, whether they are seasoned or the greenest angler.
Best fishing trip i've ever been on. Harry was an incredible teacher and is so knowledgable. I can't recommend going out with these guys enough. 10/10 would do it again.
Had a wonderful time. I never went fly fishing before and did the 1/2 day wading trip. Harry was a great guide and coach. I caught 2 brown trout! The river was beautiful and we were the only ones there. I would definitely recommend this company.
Had such an amazing experience with Berkshire Fly Fishing! Went on a half day trip, first time fly fishing and had no idea what to expect. Bernie, my guide was phenomenal. Super knowledgeable about the rivers, the fish, was patient with me, he was passionate and you can really tell he loves what he’s doing. I learned so much, definitely caught the bug and still can’t believe I managed to catch a couple trout with a fly rod. Can’t recommend these guys enough!
My friend and I had an awesome time fly fishing on the Housatonic River. Bernie was a fantastic guide. He taught me the fundamentals of fly fishing and I was casting in almost no time. I would recommend for anyone who is considering taking up this hobby or if they are just in need a peaceful morning fishing.
We would highly recommend Berkshire Fly Fishing if you are looking for a local fly fishing guided tour. We went a few weeks ago with some friends. Scott and Bernie were both incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. Everyone in a crew caught fish too, which made it extra enjoyable!
I had a great time fishing with Bernie today on the Housatonic River. He was a knowledgeable and patient guide with excellent teaching skills. He did a wonderful job helping my 8 year old son get the hang of casting. This was exactly what I was hoping for. I can't think of a better fishing guide. Highly recommended!
Stephen Hau (Steve)
We charted two floats and two guides as part of a company retreat event in the Berkshires. The team had little or no experience. We had a great time and can recommend the firm with enthusiasm and no reservations. The guides were professional, communicated well, customer oriented, and extremely knowledgeable.
Where do I even begin!? Harry Desmond (and the entire Berkshire Rivers Fly Fishing team) is top notch. My dad and I have been fishing with Harry for years - in fact, we spent a day on the river with Harry back in his first season of operating Berkshire Rivers - and I say with 100% sincerity, Harry is an all time fly fishing guide. He is patient, kind, beyond knowledgable, emphatic, organized, and most importantly: an incredible teacher. Harry is not just a fly guide, but a true educator, and you will leave your time on the water with him itching to get back out there, and spending more time on the river. I've learned so much from him, and it's been such a delight to see Harry grow the sport of fly fishing in the Berkshires, introduce countless people to the beauty of our local rivers, and spread the love of fly fishing throughout the region. Get out for a day (or two or three) with Berkshire Rivers...you're in for a real treat!