Rob Lewis is a professional fly tier, river guide, lecturer and fly tying instructor. He is one of the foremost fly pattern designers in the country. He has been featured in magazines such as Fish & Fly, Fly Fishing New England and Fly Tyer.
Rob has turned tying flies into much more than a hobby. Rob incorporates many different materials that keep the trout interested in his flies. This lead him to design flies for numerous fly shops, and Rob now is a contract designer for The Pacific Fly Group based in Monrovia, CA.
Rob is known on the famous Beaverkill, Willoweemoc and Croton Watershed systems as Big Daddy Rob because he is the first guide to give away the secret fly he is catching big trout on.
Rob is a dedicated instructor. It is in Rob's nature to assist and teach someone what to use, how to use it and the best time to maximize their results, regardless of experience or age. He is also known for creating innovative, original bugs not to be found anywhere else. On many afternoons youll find him at home tying flies when not guiding clients on local or Catskill rivers.
Rob is also an instructor for Croton Chapter Trout Unlimited (TU), Rockefeller State Park fly tying program, local hunting and fishing clubs, and local schools.
Rob describes himself as "a pair of pants away from a caveman."