Mike Heck's Trout Guides, PA

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Mike Heck's Trout Guides, PA


I've been fly fishing for well over 30 years, I've been a professional guide/instructor for over 17 years, and have been affiliated with Orvis for 10 years. I'm certified by the American Red Cross in CPR and first aid. You may have read some of my articles in Fly Fisherman Magazine, American Angler, Fish & Fly and Mid-Atlantic Fly Fishing Guide. I'm the author of Spring Creek Strategies, and I have also been featured in the show called "Road Trip" which is on the Discovery Channel, Europe.

Date Range

Mike Heck's Trout Guides is open year-round.

What is Provided to Customer

I can provide all rod outfit and flies. The angler only needs waders and a Pennsylvania fishing license.

Region/Terrain Where You Fish

All my trips are wade only. The streams are easy streams to wade. I guide on Falling Springs, LeTort, Yellow Breeches, and other lesser-known streams. If new to fly fishing, I offer beginner classes with equipment provided by Orvis that will put you on the right track, or maybe you need to learn where to find the wary trout that are found in our spring creeks. For this, I offer year-round guiding on the Falling Springs, LeTort, and Yellow Breeches, as well as some other excellent south-central Pennsylvania streams and will show you how and where to find these trout, and instruct you on the techniques and flies used to catch these wild trout. Come late spring, you can join me and fly fish many other area streams that offer the best native brook and wild brown trout fishing there is to offer. Many of these streams are hidden in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains, so don't forget the camera!

Typical Weather by Season

Weather depends on the season. Days can range from 30s into the 90s depending on the time of the year. Some streams are affected by flooding while our small spring creeks remain fishable under heavy rain.


Sample of Typical Itinerary

Trips are 8 hours long. I provide meals. All the angler needs is a pair of waders and a Pennsylvania fishing license. I can pick the angler up at the hotel or meeting spot around Chambersburg.


Species You Fish for by Season

The angler can expect to catch rainbow, brown, and native brook trout depending on the stream to be fished.


What Should Customers Bring?

I'll explain what should be packed since conditions can change due to the broad season.


Overall: 5.0/5 starsShow Rating Distribution 5.0 / 5 based on 2 reviews

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  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Great Chambersburg trip - 6/1/2014
    By: from Sarver, PA 16055, USA

    We spent 2 days fishing the spring creeks and mountain streams, what an awesome experience. Mike taught us the techniques, tackle and flies to catch these trout. We arrived the day before our guide trip and Mike recommended spots for us to fish both before and after our trip, he was spot on with both locations. We enjoyed both dry fly and nymph fishing. I definitely look forward to another trip to the area and Mike will be my choice.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Excellent knowledge guide - 5/28/2014
    By: from U.K.

    I enjoyed a week fishing a variety of rivers and streams in PA with Mike. He is very knowledgeable about the large variety of eater available and how best to fish it. He is patient and understanding and a good teacher. He is also a great guy. I thoroughly recommend his services.

Mike Heck's Trout Guides
Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide
Mike Heck
1664 Malibu Dr.
Chambersburg, PA 17202

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