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May 16, 2022.
What a great day! I just wanted to email you Harry and tell you what a great time we had yesterday! From start to finish, you made us feel comfortable and made our time both educational and enjoyable. As for the fishing, it was fantastic! We (mostly you) worked hard all day long putting us in the best position to land some great fish. The lessons/tips you provided were on point and led to fishing action throughout the day. Your passion for teaching was evident throughout the day. You provided my son and I with tips and tricks we will definitely take with us on future fly fishing adventures. We look forward to booking another trip with you. Based on the photo attached, I'd say he was pleased! Thanks again for a memorable day.Read more
May 16, 2022.
Had a great morning of fly fishing with Scott. Met him around 8 am at the Big Y, then took a really short drive to fishing hole. Scott asked about of experience with fly fishing, then started at the beginning for us. He explained the types of fly fishing, types of flies, when to use each fly, and then got us going. We learned two styles of fly fishing. We caught a bunch of rock bass and brown trout, and were done just after noon. It was a great relaxing more. Hoping to do it again later in the summer.Read more
May 7, 2022.
My brother and myself just had a full day wading trip. What a blast. We both fish, but are brand new to fly fishing. Our guide Bernie was awesome and patient. We were able to hit 2 areas of the river with success in both locations. Bernie had us fishing the entire time, keeping up with or snags and tangles. Couldn’t ask for a better day, will definitely be back for a float trip!!Read more
May 1, 2022.
I fished the Housatonic River last week in April, guided by Bernie. Bernie is a guide of the first water; I cannot extol his virtues enough. Besides being on a superb river (easily up there with any river I have fished in Colorado) I took away a tremendous new body of knowledge, courtesy of Bernie's scholarship and patience. Bernie/Harry - I will see you this month for the Caddis Hatch. Much thanks!Read more
April 29, 2022.
I got to go fishing with Berkshire Rivers Fly Fishing recently. It was a truly awesome experience all around. I got to fish with guide Bernie Saggau and from the get go he was putting me on fish. I think it was third cast and a beautiful nice sized brown trout was in the net. The conditions were challenging with high winds and Bernie found fish and protected areas all day. Bernie was a blast to spend the day with, and always ready with great tips through out the day. I highly recommend Berkshire Rivers Fly Fishing.Read more
April 24, 2022.
Fantastic day on the Housatonic! Did a full day float trip today w\ Harry Desmond. Great guide. Not only put us on the fish but was invaluable in teaching techniques in everything from reading the river to casting styles. Great day!Read more
April 18, 2022.
Our group of four women had a wonderful 2 day experience with BRFF guides, Harry and Scott! They both loved sharing their fishing knowledge and we all learned so much. Interestingly, the fish were super quiet the first day but by day 2, they were busy testing our streamers. Amazing the difference one day can make. We landed several beautiful brown trout on the second day while floating down the Housatonic River. I was especially appreciative of the guide's respect and care they showed each fish that was caught. We learned to handle them carefully and minimize any trauma. I will be back! Thank you.Read more
December 16, 2021.
I booked a wading trip for my brother for Christmas. Though he hasn't yet scheduled his date to go, I feel 100% confident that he will have both a great and memorable time. I say this because through the booking process and all the communicating I wanted to do ahead of time, both over the phone and via email, Harry went above and beyond to make sure I was filled in and felt good about all the trip details and the process by which my brother would receive his gift certificate. This says a lot about a company -- their professionalism and love for what they do. Thank you so much Harry!Read more
October 19, 2021.
Spent the day with Harry, first time in the Berkshires region and have only been fly fishing for a few years. I really haven’t explored streamers yet (a little) and this day was a true learning experience. We rotated through various patterns until we found one that the fish wanted and went to work. It rained, was a built chilly (in October) and we caught at least 30 fish, having looked at many, many more and a few larger ones that just wouldn’t commit to the bite. My arm is a bit sore from all the casting, but the fishing was great! I would definitely and highly recommend Harry for a fly fishing trip for anyone that wants to have a great day on the water, learn about fly fishing, and spend a few hours with a great guide.Read more
October 7, 2021.
I had an amazing day fishing with Bernie from Berkshire Rivers Fly Fishing. He always kept me on top of the fish and armed with the right flies to get their attention. I probably caught close to 20 that day and many were in the 18-22" range. Thank you Bernie and Berkshire Rivers Fly Fishing for a memorable day of fishing. I hope to see you again soon.Read more