Rick, Nick and Taylor at the Lancaster Fly Fishing Show.
Sky Blue Outfitters has been in business since 1999 and is the most comprehensive guide service in Pennsylvania. The guide team has over 90 years of fly fishing experience fishing all around Pennsylvania and outside the state for Trout, Pike, Bass, Redfish, Seatrout and Mahi-Mahi. SBO is the only GOLD LEVEL Trout Unlimited Endorsed Business in Pennsylvania and Nick Raftas is a ORVIS Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide. Taylor Helbig joined SBO in 2015 provided more support for teaching and guiding. Dave Allbaugh became a Staff Guide Member in 2017. SBO has contributed to books on fishing in Pennsylvania, national and local magazines and has been feature on FIELD & STREAM’s Hook Shots’ video series on fly fishing for Carp, Steelhead fly fishing in Michigan and Smallmouth fishing on the Susquehanna and Juniata Rivers.
Field & Stream named SBO in the top 90 guide services in the USA
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”
Rick placed 3rd in the ORVIS Fly Tying Contest for his Green Drake Pattern