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Barry & Cathy Beck

Benton, PA

Remember that life is short and for many of us, we’re here to fish. Fish hard.

Waters you call home

Fishing Creek

Funny Fact

There are four Fishing Creeks in PA. Our Fishing Creek is the one in Columbia County.

Personal beliefs on fly fishing

It becomes a way of life. It can lift you up and let you down. It can frustrate you, but in the end you know you simply have to do it.

Species you specialize in

All species both fresh & salt, warm & cold.

Preferred fishing method

Whatever works.

Favorite RIO Line

You’ve got to be kidding. We love them all, it’s an essential piece of gear.

Why RIO

Why not? RIO offers more specialized functions and tapers than anyone else out there. Most importantly, RIO lines cast further.

Favorite Knot

The one that doesn’t break. We like non-slip mono loop knots.

Special Rigging Techniques

We keep it simple, whatever we need to do to make it work.

Best Fly Fishing Tip

Fish where the fish are and don’t leave fish to find fish.

Parting thoughts

Never have tunnel vision, there are so many species of fish out there to cast your fly to and more fishing destinations that belong on your bucket list. Remember that life is short and for many of us, we’re here to fish. Fish hard.