Walk and Wade
1/2 Day Service (4-5 hours) $ 275.00 for two anglers
Full Day Service (8-9 hours) $ 375.00 for two anglers
Single rates are based on location, contact for pricing.

Casting Instructions One on One
3 hours of on stream instruction  $ 175.00
Also includes the mechanics of the fly rod
and entomology (nymph to spinner).

Fill out Contact  Form to schedule a lesson/ trip or call 610-987-0073.

Lunch provided on Full Day trips. Water and snack provided on 1/2
day and Full Day trips. Flies are included. I have quality loaner
rods, reels and waders (ALEKA, Orvis, Simms) available for the
traveling angler at no additional charge.
What to Bring...

  • Rod (4,5 or 6 weight)
  • Reel
  • Waders and Boots
  • PA Fishing License
  • Suntan Lotion
  • Bug Spray
  • Wading Staff
  • Rain Gear
  • Sunglasses
S.B.O. Provides...

  • Leaders
  • Tippet
  • Flies
  • Split Shot
  • Food and Drink
  • Photos
  • Net

Note: Loaner equipment
(Waders, Rod and Reel)
is available at no
additional charge.
Simms, Orvis,
Redington, Sage gear...
All Fishing is
"Catch, Photo,
  Rick Nyles, Licensed PA Fishing Guide
   Nick Raftas, Licensed PA Fishing Guide
"I'm a novice and Rick put me onto
lots of fish while fine tuning my cast
and presentation skills. Fantastic
days of fishing and great memories.
You won't find a better guide
anywhere". Dan
Date and Availability should be
confirmed before purchase.
Call or email Nick at 610-987-0073

Nick Raftas has been fly fishing for over 25 years on well known trout
streams of Pennsylvania, such as Penn’s Creek, Spring Creek, the Lehigh
River and countless others.  In 2012, Nick joined Sky Blue Outfitters as
a guide and has helped grow the business into targeting smallmouth bass,
carp, pike and musky in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Nick has also
assisted in hosting trips to the Upper Delaware River and Montana, to
fish the Missouri River, Clarks Fork, Bitterroot, Blackfoot and Rock
Creek.  Nick has also hosted trips to the Outer Banks to fish for redfish
and stripers. Nick has been featured in Field and Stream Magazine for
his carp fly fishing tactics, and streamer fishing for large brown trout.  
Nick has also contributed to the production of two Field and Stream
Hook Shot's Videos, one on Steelhead fishing in Michigan and another on
carp fishing in Southeastern, Pennsylvania.
Get Stream Reports on PA Creeks, Rivers and Streams
   Taylor Helbig, Licensed PA Fishing Guide
Call or email Rick at 610-987-0073
Call or email Taylor at 610-987-0073
Taylor, a fisherman his whole life, became a fly fishing addict during his
days at State College. That is where he honed his fishing skills for wild
trout on Spring, Penns, Big Fishing and Little Juniata. Experienced in all
facets of fly fishing, he focuses much of his time studying the modern
techniques of nymph fishing. He also pursues Muskie, Smallmouth, Carp
and Stripers on the fly. Growing up in the Oley Valley he has fished many
of the Class A creeks in Berks County. As you can see by the photo he like
to hunt the large browns that can be found in small streams. Taylor is an
accomplished fly tier of nymphs, dries and streamers, using his own
patterns to fool selective trout that are found in Pennsylvania. He will be
available for guiding and teaching in SEPA and Central PA, along with
leading Destination Trips in PA and outside the state.
Cancellation Policy

50% deposit with booking. Balance due
14 days prior to the day of the trip.

Cancellations withing 14 days of trip
SBO will not be refunded but we will
offer credit to a future trip within the
calendar year.  

Rick Nyles, Owner
What clients are saying... "My son and I went on the Sky Blue March Brown trip this year (2016) with Rick and Taylor as our
guides.  Their individual styles of guiding and instruction complement one another allowing us to learn and apply many varied
and successful fly fishing techniques.

Rick and Taylor both have a broad and diverse knowledge of the various streams we fished, the "hot spots", the hatches,
and the ecology. They put all this information together to provide you with an enjoyable fishing experience. Their enthusiasm
is contagious and their dedication to your success is their priority.  We fished hard and caught many trout.  The highlight for
me was watching my son catch his largest trout ever; a gorgeous colorful feisty brown.  We had the father-and-son
experience of a lifetime!  

Sal and Lowell
Sky Blue Outfitters is one of the most experienced and comprehensive fly fishing guide service in Pennsylvania.
Rick Nyles, owner, started guiding in 1999 and formed SBO in 2002.

Rick has been fly fishing for over 40 years all around the state and country. All our guides are
native to Pennsylvania and have lived their whole life right here. SBO started running day trips and packaged trips to central PA
(lodging, food and guiding) to fish Penns,  Pine, Spring, Little Juniata, Big Fishing Creek, Spruce Creek, Bald Eagle, Slate, Cedar,
Little Pine Creek, just to name the a few.

Rick was first licensed in New York, SBO ran trips to the Lake Placid area to fish the West
Branch of the Ausable and the Saranac rivers. As the business grew,  SBO added Nick Raftas
and Taylor Helbig to support and expand the business adding another 25 years of experience.

Over the years SBO has established itself as a leading guide service in PA.
With the addition of two drift boats, this will open up even more water to target Bass,
Pike and Musky. SBO offers (maybe first in PA) fly fishing guide service to  catch Carp.  
Along with trips in PA, SBO offers unique trips to Montana (Trout) and the Outer Banks targeting
Redfish, Sea Trout  and Stripers. Future trips are being planned to pursue Pike and Musky
on a fly rod.  SBO and Nick Raftas have provided  services for
Field and Stream's Hook Shots videos programs.  

Come join us on one of our day trips, a drift down the Lehigh, Susquehanna rivers or one of
our many overnight packages targeting specific hatches to catch trout.

Trout Unlimited Endorsed Business
Rick placed 3rd in the Orvis Fly Tying Competition in 2015
Field & Stream named SBO in the top 90 guide services in the USA, 2016
SBO contributed to Bob Mallard's book "50 Best Places Fly Fishing in the Northeast"
SBO contributed to Tom Gilmore's book "Flyfisher's Guide to Pennsylvania"
Holly Flies, StealthCraft (boats) Pro Staff
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Just wanted to throw it out there for any of you guys that are trout chasers with the fly, if you are looking for a guide, look
no further than Ricky Nyles @ Sky Blue Outfitters

My father-in-law and I, who both never fly fished before, did a long weekend trip in Central, PA with Rick and his other
guide Taylor and it was perfect and well worth every penny. We ended up fishing at Bald Eagle, Fishing Creek, and Penn's
Creek (C&R) but the farmhouse you stay at for his package trips is within driving distance to the Little J, Spruce, White
Deer, Big Fishing, etc. Even better is that you don't drive, they do! I know Rick does about 4 or 5 of these type of package
trips a year but they also do one offs and float trips on the Lehigh and Susky.

Harry and Brian (2016)
Rick has been fly fishing for over thirty five years and started guiding in
1999.  As the business grew Rick decided to start Sky Blue Outfitters.
Rick prides himself as being one of the best "Dry Fly" fishing guide you
will find in Pennsylvania.  It does not matter if you are a novice or
experienced fly fisherman,  Rick offers a guided trip that will increase
your understanding and skill level.  If you want to learn how to "match the
hatch", understand the feeding pattern, identifying the hatch, type of rise,
where and how to cast, you have found the right guide. Rick will also teach
you nymphing and streamer fishing.  His simple "back to basic"  approach is
great for the beginner and the experienced fly fisherman who has forgot
what got him to where he is today. Rick feels the industry has gotten to
complicated with all the gear and techniques developed just to make a sale.
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