arry Desmond, owner, head guide, and founder of Berkshire Rivers Fly Fishing™, is bringing his passion of fly fishing to create Berkshire Fishing Adventures! Growing up fishing and exploring in the Berkshires, Harry has an extensive knowledge of Berkshire geography as well as Berkshire history.
Experience & Education
Harry’s love of fishing and outdoor adventures led his travels to Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, and Oregon, where he worked, played, and explored for more than a decade. In all, Harry has 18 years of fly fishing experience, including 8 years in Yellowstone National Park.
Harry is a Sweetwater Fly Fishing Guide School graduate. He is also CPR and first aid certified. He is proficient in many techniques, including nymph fishing, dry fly fishing, and streamer fishing. He will select the right style for any given day’s conditions to maximize your catch.
Harry is endorsed and supported by a number of fishing gear manufacturers, including 3-TAND reels and Rise Rods.
Passions & Values
Harry enjoys spending time fishing in the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska and the Pulaski region of Upstate New York. He is highly proficient in fishing the Delaware River, which some would say give one an Honorary PhD in fly fishing. Harry has also found himself becoming more and more proficient at landing trophy size bass on the local Berkshire lakes. He spends his winters researching new territories, tying flies, and steel heading on the Lake Ontario tributaries.
Harry’s mission is to share his enthusiasm for the outdoors and fishing through his company, Berkshire Fishing Adventures, by guiding tours for locals and travelers. Harry’s friendly attitude and passion for fishing make him the ideal guide for your Berkshire fishing adventure.