Our Staff

BOB LEWIS – Guide

Born and raised in upstate New York, Bob honed his fly fishing skills on the Mohawk River and West Canada Creek. From the 70’s to the mid-90’s, Bob guided each summer in West Yellowstone for Bob Jacklin, Craig Mathews and Bud Lilly. For the remainder of the year from September to June, Bob taught high school English in New Hartford, New York. Educated at St. Lawrence University, he received his BA and then went to Syracuse University for his MA in English.

During the months of April, May and June, Bob targets the waters in the Delaware River system. His experience with this drainage began in the early seventies and initially focused on the upper East Branch and the lower Main Stem from Lordville down river. Fishing spinners on flat water and throwing streamers are two of Bob’s favorite methods of catching trout. As a guide, Bob focuses on casting techniques, reading water and proper fly presentation. Early in his career, he was lucky enough to be mentored by Lefty Kreh who helped establish him as a guide and a photographer. Other notables Bob has guided include Joan and Lee Wulff, Dave Whitlock, Billy Pate and George Harvey.

Bob enjoys teaching casting to novices, as well as advanced anglers. He has fished the Catskills, Adirondacks, Montana and Alaska, as well as the Bahamas, Florida Keys and South America. His new addiction is chasing stripers and blues on the east coast. All in all, a day on the river with Bob is both entertaining and informative.

 

BRUCE MILLER – Guide

Bruce Miller has been fishing since he was a small boy. He began fishing the Catskill Rivers (Beaverkill, Willowemoc, Neversink and Esopus) in the early 1960’s and never turned back. He introduced himself to the Delaware River System in the mid-1970’s and was hooked. In 1985, Bruce splurged and bought his first drift boat, which he purchased with two of his buddies, and he’s been floating ever since.

Bruce predominantly fishes with dry flies, but he’s also a big fan of throwing streamers especially during high flows. While Bruce has had his guides’ license for almost 20 years, he was not able to begin guiding full time until he retired from IBM in 2007. A constant participant in the One Fly competition held annually in Hancock, NY, Bruce made us proud by taking home the  Top Guide Award in 2011. These days, when he is not guiding Bruce finds any excuse to fish the saltwater in the Northeast, Florida and Texas.

 

STEPHEN SHEN – Guide

Since graduating from Hamilton College, Steve has been guiding on the Delaware System as well as the Salmon River and Lake Ontario. Exceptionally knowledgeable, Steve is one of our more accomplished entomologists and fly-tiers and knows the river and its residents inside and out.  When not looking for rising fish, Steve is throwing streamers at the banks for large browns. He is also passionate salmon and steelhead fisherman, basing his trips in Pulaski, NY area where he guides on the Salmon River and Lake Ontario when not on the Delaware (www.stsfishguide.com).

 

JARED MAKOWSKI – Guide

An Eagle Scout and Rutgers graduate from somewhere in the swamps of Jersey, guide Jared Makowski has over twenty years experience fly fishing and tying. Bitten by a weretrout at a young age, wild rivers flow through his veins. A carpenter by trade and accomplished bamboo rod builder, he is no stranger to solving problems and having dedication to ones craft. He has found the challenge of consistently catching wild Upper Delaware trout with dry flies extremely rewarding. Patient and laid back, yet always eager to share his knowledge with others, we are glad to welcome Jared to the Delaware River Club.

 

SAMANTHA DENNIS – Guide

Samantha learned to fly fish on the freestone mountain streams of Vermont and the small rivers of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. While brook trout will always be her first love, the lure of big browns has drawn her to many locations, including a 23-day trip to Chilean Patagonia and a decade in the challenging spring creeks of the Midwest. However, it took just one epic day on the Upper Delaware to hatch an obsession with the river and make it her specialty. While trout on a dry are her favorite, she loves stalking smallmouth and anything that will devour a streamer.

 

MARC DE JONG – Guide

Marc-DeJongMarc grew up fly fishing the small mountain streams of south western Virginia targeting native brook trout on dry flies. He started giving casting instruction and guiding the small streams of southeastern and central Pennsylvania in 2003. After floating the Upper Delaware system for over fifteen years he joined the Delaware River Club guides in pursuit of wild brown and rainbow trout on the dry fly. Although he is eager to cast to bank sipping browns, he also enjoys hunting large fish with streamers. When not fishing the upper Delaware, Marc can be found casting to striped bass on the Jersey shore or fishing the limestone creeks of central Pennsylvania. Marc continues to run his summer fly fishing camps outside of Philadelphia, and his true passion is introducing young anglers to the world of fly fishing and the outdoors.

 

JEREMY SHURITES – Guide

Jeremy-ShuritesJeremy, a PA native, grew up in the Pocono Mountains. In high school he found the sport of fly fishing as something to do when the snow melted and snowboarding was no longer a viable option. Jeremy quickly dove head first into the sport dedicating all of his time to hunting down big fish and specific target species. Casting dries to wild brown trout is one of Jeremy’s favorite ways to fish, but back water tarpon in the Tampa area cesspools is a close second. Out on the water, Jeremy values fun, learning, conservation, and helping to create memories that will last an angler a life time. In Jeremy’s spare time you can find him fly tying, hiking, and camping in his roof top tent with his dog, Captain. No adventure is too small for this duo, once living out of the tent for a month on a road trip from Pa to Duval street in the Florida Keys.

 

JEFF WHITE

Jeff has over 15 years of guiding under his belt, but has been fishing ever since he was a toddler growing up in Connecticut, spending his summers near the Delaware fishing with his grandfather. After working in the corporate world, Jeff decided to make a career out of his love for fishing and began guiding full time in the tail waters of Tennessee, prior to moving to Pennsylvania to manage the Delaware River Club.

Along with the Delaware River, Jeff has guided other waters in New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and both North & South Carolina. One thing is certain – good luck finding Jeff anywhere without a river nearby!

Jeff lives in Callicoon, NY overlooking the river with his wife, Kristin, their lab and doting cat. Also keeping the family tradition alive, Jeff takes his young niece fishing as frequently as possible, but his true passion is his chase for the salt and his free time is spent seeking out stripers and blue fin tuna on the fly.