Nick Mayer is one of our central VT fly fishing guides. His passion is targeting bigger species like the Northern Pike in Otter Creek by canoe, so is happy to do a float trip with you. Nick enjoys taking beginners to fly fishing out for the first time introducing them to the sport from square one and also can get more experienced casters in front of the fish they seeking while here in VT. A former marine biologist, Nick has traveled quite a bit casting flies in fresh and saltwater and has landed over 50 different species on the fly. Nick is also an award winning fish illustrator who was presented with the 2016 Billfish Foundation Artist of the Year award. You can check out his artwork here: nickmayerart.com.
Tim has been fly fishing the central and northern VT waters for the past 20 yrs, and has been fly fishing and tying for over 3o yrs. A development engineer, and family man, with a passion for the outdoors, he recently co-founded Rippled Waters, LLC which is a fishing software services company. Rippled Waters is helping to manage the Stream and Brook website among other projects. The Burlington area is where Tim calls home; however, he has a camp up on Lake Salem/Clyde River, near the Canadian border, in Derby, VT so he spends a lot of time fishing the North East Kingdom as well as the Green Mountains, and Lake Champlain and her tributaries. Tim started fishing for Stream and Brook a few years ago and brings his passion for teaching fly fishing, plus a solid knowledge of seasonal Landlocked Atlantic Salmon, Steelhead, as well as small stream/pond trout, bass, and pike fly fishing.
I am first an outdoor enthusiast, angler, artist who enjoys the subtleties of existence. I’m a novice at fly tying even after doing so for 10 years off and on, and have worked on several patterns and gained familiarity with the process. I have worked in two fly shops very close to the Glacier National Park in Northwestern Montana. There I acquired great knowledge about the fly fishing and hunting and all things remotely outdoors. I have shared the knowledge that I have accumulated with family and friends that are not so familiar with these sports. I guide and instruct in areas such as outdoor education and boat safety, knot tying, fly selection, insect identification, seining, and proper boat and fish handling. I just finished my 3rd season guiding for Stream and Brook Fly Fishing. I am certain that joining Stream and Brook and MDTU has improved my angling for a number of species. Also, as an active member of Mad Dog Trout Unlimited and past member of New Haven River Anglers, I appreciate their efforts and continue to learn from these groups through community service and resource management. I am always looking to educate and learn ways to share our precious resources. I love that I get to enjoy the breath-taking views and resources that are offered in this state.