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Peter Schaefer
Peter Schaefer
2022-07-26
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!
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Stephen Hau (Steve)
Stephen Hau (Steve)
2022-07-23
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.
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Rafi Bildner
Rafi Bildner
2022-07-20
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!
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Rick Whitney
Rick Whitney
2022-07-15
I did a float trip down the Housatonic with Scott from BRFF at the end of May. Amazing day! Scott was patient, knowledgable and just an all-around good guy to spend the day on the river with. I learned a bunch and caught a lot of fish. What more could you want?! 100% recommend and a friend and I are talking about doing this again.
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Kyle McCarthy
Kyle McCarthy
2022-07-06
Harry is a fantastic guide, great teacher and all around stand-up dude. Within ten minutes he had my mechanics all fixed up. I went from throwing piles of line to darts - absolute laser show for the rest of the trip. My half day wade was full of knowledge share, great conversation, and fish, of course, lots and lots of fish. I couldn't have been happier with my experience and definitely look forward to my next one with Berkshire Rivers Fly Fishing.
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Aaron Smith
Aaron Smith
2022-07-04
Harry is a knowledgeable guide on the water. I took along a friend of mine with no experience and he managed to help her catch with some patient instruction. I’m hoping to get out again soon. A very professionally represented outfit, communication was clear. The trip has to be rescheduled due to weather twice and through it all, the communication was direct and thorough which I appreciated. Well done Harry!
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Adam Fox
Adam Fox
2022-07-02
Cannot sing Harry’s praises more! Just a great day and a beautiful river to fish. We didn’t see another human being all day, caught some great fish and I learnt so much from an incredible fisherman. Harry is great company and an oracle of knowledge when it comes to fly fishing and this river! I will be back for many more days out with Harry on the float a truly great experience
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Claire Clini
Claire Clini
2022-06-24
A fantastic company that is responsive and clearly has awesome employee/guide in Scott Megan. My husband and I took our first float trip on 6/23, and it met and exceeded all hopes for a great fishing day guided by Scott. We found Scott to be timely, extremely personable, very knowledgeable and truly a really genuine guy. The raft trip was luxury fishing at it’s best, easy to fish and we certainly caught a lot of fish. In fact different species, large/smallmouth bass, dace (a new fish to us), perch and rock bass. Oh yeah, and the one the got away a very large pike, an unexpected way to end the float trip. Perhaps that miss combined with Scott’s expertise was the memo to say “come on back” and indeed we will. To end I would also note that owner Harry Desmond is extremely responsive and it is an easy process to book a fishing experience with this company. Don’t put off a good time, contact Harry, ask for Scott you will have an awesome time!!
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Sooner Dawsen
Sooner Dawsen
2022-06-13
Very enjoyable afternoon with Harry, he knows his stuff. Highly recommended guide service!
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Robert Doherty
Robert Doherty
2022-06-09
Had an awesome half-day wading trip with Bernie last week. We spent several hours wading small water -- it was exactly the experience I was hoping for. Bernie was an awesome guide -- he knew the river and how to fish the various pools (as evidenced by all the fish we caught!). I am still amazed by how fast he can tie a knot -- he does in seconds what usually takes me many minutes! Definitely going to book another trip to explore new water.
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