Trout & About is a fly fishing instruction, guiding and destination company providing high quality fly fishing services. We offer fly fishing classes and schools, local and out of area guiding on select rivers, and destination trips to select locations.
Trout & About was established over fifteen years ago by Phil Gay and Carol Stevenson. Phil is a retired Naval Officer who has been fly fishing since he was ten years old, and Carol has been an avid fly fisherman for about twenty five years.
All of our instructional options include the use of equipment plus flies and lunch as appropriate.
Our instructors are led by Trout & About founder Phil Gay who is a Federation of Fly Fishers Master certified instructor. Phil has also produced two instructional videos titled “Practical Fly Casting” and “Presentation Casts for Trout”. Other instructors are Phil’s wife Carol and his son John.
Guiding is primarily conducted on the Gunpowder River which runs through our backyard!, Other local streams like the Patuxent Sprcial Requlation water and the Middle Patuxent by request.
Our primary destination trip is to Spruce Creek in central Pennsylvania. This beautiful private stream is loaded with fish including many big ones. These trips are all-inclusive and include lodging, meals, a commemorative ball cap, and a small selection of flies in a complimentary fly box.
These trips are three to five days April through October on specific dates.
A private trip can be scheduled for your group if you have a minimum of four people for three days.
Whether it's guiding the experienced angler or teaching casting, fly tying or fly fishing, Trout & About will ensure a high quality fly fishing experience.