My name is Dennis Charney and I will be your Guide / Instructor. I live in Bellefonte, PA, along with my family, in what I believe is one of the best trout fishing regions in the country. I have been an avid fly fisherman for over 25 years and I would love to share with you what I have come to know and love about this sport. I am licensed by the state of Pennsylvania as a fully insured professional guide and I have spent thousands of hours on the local streams on which I guide.
My second love to fly fishing is teaching the skills of fly fishing. I am an FFF certified casting instructor with more than 10 years of experience and hundreds of students to my credit. My teaching experience includes working for Joan Wulff at the Wulff School of Fly Fishing since 2004. As a staff instructor, I have learned how to teach from possibly the best fly casting instructor our sport has ever seen. I consider myself quite fortunate to have the opportunity to submerge myself in teaching fly fishing in such an ideal environment.
As the staff instructor at Flyfisher's Paradise fly shop, in State College, PA, I routinely conduct classes which include Trout Schools and Casting classes for beginners, and specialty classes focusing on Nymphing and Dry Fly Presentation. Flyfisher's Paradise, the local preeminent fly shop, has been in business for over 25 years and I consider working at Flyfisher's part of my continued education program. Being actively involved in the sport on a daily basis and working with some of the most knowledgeable local fishermen and fly tyers continues to further my fly fishing education. See Flyfisher's Paradise current class schedule.