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Tom Baltz

Fly Fisher/Fly Tier/Guide

Tom Baltz, a New Mexico native, has been a fly tier for over 50 years, those since the mid-1970’s spent among the legendary tiers and anglers of the limestone valleys of south-central Pennsylvania, near Carlisle.

A full time fly-fishing professional since 1974 and one of Pennsylvania’s first licensed fishing guides (PA Guide License #9), Tom is an Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide who was named North East Trout Guide of the Year (2001) by Orvis, a signal honor resulting from client feedback.

 

Tom Baltz

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Pennsylvania Trio: LeTort, Yellow Breeches & Big Spring Creeks

Tom Baltz has been living and fishing the limestone valleys of south-central Pennsylvania for the past 40 years. The LeTort, Yellow Breeches and Big Spring creeks are just a few minutes from his home giving him the opportunity to understand and fish them to perfection. He's fished alongside some of the most notable fly fishers of our time including Vince Marinaro and Charlie Fox. Listen in to hear Tom give you a tour of these three great creeks and tips on how to fish them.

Tom is a member of the Regal Engineering (Regal Vise) Pro Staff. He and his wife Eileen live outside Boiling Springs, PA, very near Mountain Creek, the Letort, and the lovely Yellow Breeches Creek.

Tom ties fishing and collector flies for discriminating anglers coast to coast. His trout and Salmon flies are in the collections of the Pennsylvania State Museum (Jack Eschenmann collection), the Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Museum, The Angler’s Club of New York, Vice-President Dick Cheney, and private collectors from Europe, across the U.S., to Asia.

Tom is the only four time Pennsylvania State Fly Tying Champion and his flies have appeared in Field & Stream, Fly Fisherman Magazine, Art of Angling Journal, Eastern Fly Fishing, and American Angler magazines, the Orvis catalog (I.C.S.I Midge, Mudd-Bugger, Hatching Nymph and Beetlenat) and numerous other books and publications. He is a Contributing Writer for the Mid-Atlantic Fly Fishing Guide and appears at fly-fishing shows around the country.

 

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