Winter Steelhead Expedition

Western NY Steelhead and trophy lake run Brown Trout.

Ever had a fish peel line off into your backing in seconds? Come feel the tug of Steelhead and trophy Browns in Western New York. With 8 world class Steelhead and brown trout streams all within 1hr of each other, Western New York is one of the few places on the east coast to catch these magnificent fish. They call them the fish of a thousand casts for good reason, but once you catch one, fly fishing will never be the same. This trip is designed for the experienced trout angler looking to gain the skills and experience to become a confident and independent steelhead fishermen.  As the trip goes on you will transition from being guided, to having the skills to fish alongside your guide.

This trip is open to students in 9th grade and above.*Note-Weather in the Great Lakes Region during December is highly unpredictable, as is the fishing. Severe cold can limit the time spent on the water, as well as the water that is available to fish. If conditions are in our favor everyone will catch fish, during bad conditions fishing can be near impossible.


Dates: 12/27/17-12/31/17 Cost: $1195 Ages: Open to students in 9th grade and above Pick up and Drop Off: Call for details 828-577-8204


•Fish for steelhead the size of your leg
•Target the largest brown trout you have ever seen
•Spend the nights out of the cold in a toasty warm house, enjoying home cooked meals
•After Dinner we will sit around tying flies, telling stories, and getting ready for another great day on the water

Day 1: Meet and Drive. We will have vehicles leaving from VA, NYC, and Boston. You can also meet us in Western NY. Whatever works for you.

Day 2-4: We will explore several different rivers as we search for trophy steelhead and brown trout in the Lake Ontario tributaries surrounding our home base. At night we will warm up with home cooked meals.

Day 5: Back on the road to head home.


Please call our office at 828-577-8204 to learn more and/or register for our Winter Break Steelhead Expedition.



Warm Clothes and Waders!

In addition to a 7-9 weight rod and reel you will need waders and lots of warm clothes! Please give us a call at 828-577-8204 for more info.

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What is Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions?

Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions specializes in teen fly fishing summer camps. Our teen fly fishing summer camps are not an ordinary lodge based kids fly fishing camps. At Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions we combine a teen adventure camp, youth fly fishing school, service learning, and community service to create our unique Teen Fly Fishing Adventure Academies. Our kids and teen fly fishing camps travel to the premier wilderness fly fishing and backcountry fly fishing locations throughout North America. Join us on an adventure of a lifetime. Become an experienced fly fisherman or woman while hiking, camping and fishing at our North Carolina Teen Fly Fishing Academy in the Smoky and Blue Ridge Mountains. Or explore Rocky Mountain fly fishing opportunities on one of our Colorado or Wyoming fly fishing expeditions. If you are looking for an ordinary teen summer tour, teen summer camp, or teen adventure you have come to the wrong place. If you are looking to learn new skills while on the adventure of a lifetime, try one of our youth/teen fly fishing summer camps or allow us to design a  custom adventure for your family, group, or school.