New York, Carmel
BioRobert Lewis has turned tying flies into much more than a hobby. Robert incorporates many different materials that keep the trout interested in his flies. This lead him to design flies for numerous fly shops, and Robert now is a contract designer for The Pacific Fly Group based in Monrovia, CA.
Robert 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.
Robert is a dedicated instructor. It is in Robert'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, you’ll find him at home tying flies when not guiding clients on local or Catskill rivers.
Robert is also an instructor for Croton Chapter Trout Unlimited (TU), Rockefeller State Park fly tying program, local hunting and fishing clubs, and local schools.
Robert Lewis is featured in the 2003 Pacific Fly Group, volume 9, page 55.
The Record Review says Robert Lewis is Westchester Countys hardest working River Guide. Robert is also a contributing editor of Fly Fish New England magazine and a featured Tyer in, Guide Flies, by David Klausmeyer (country man press).
Robert is currently working with his partner Steve Bauer in creating Robs Realistics, a company specializing in ultra realistic flies and unbelievable trips caught on video.