Solitude Steelhead Guide Service, L.L.C

Experience Pennsylvania and Northeast Ohio steelhead fishing at its finest

About Us

Solitude Steelhead Guide Service L.L.C is owned and operated by Bob Packey. He has over 25 years of experience chasing the fish he truly loves. If he isn’t out on a steelhead tributary somewhere, he is busy tying flies and preparing for his next outing. Visit his Facebook page to see some of his most recent steelhead adventures. He is a real steelhead fishing addict!

At Solitude Steelhead Guide Service, it is our mission to ensure that you experience the finest steelhead alley has to offer. Teaching you new skills and techniques that can be applied on future trips is extremely important to us. Although we specialize in fly fishing trips, we can also accommodate spin and centerpin anglers as well. Of course, you will get to do battle with one of the gamest freshwater fish on the planet!

What Do You Need?

You will need a few basics to make your trip as enjoyable as possibe:

-Your favorite rod/reel combo (we have rods and reels available free of charge). We recommend nothing smaller than a 6 weight fly rod (7 weight is ideal).

-Clothing appropriate for the season/weather conditions. Keep in mind, weather along Lake Erie changes quickly and sometimes without warning. Proper cold weather gear and rain gear is vital

-Valid fishing license and stamps for the state(s) we will be fishing. We can assist you with information on which stamps and licenses you will need.

-Polarized sunglasses

-Your favorite flies (we will be fully stocked with the hottest patterns if you choose to use our flies free of charge)


***A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your trip date. In the event of inclement weather, your deposit will be held and a new trip date will be scheduled***

We offer full day trips (8 hours) walk/wade or float trips. Please contact for current pricing.

Please keep in mind that due to the nature of the streams and rivers on the south shore of lake Erie, steelhead fishing is heavily dependent upon rain fall. Although we will monitor the stream conditions and communicate these conditions to you and make suggestions, ultimately the decision of whether to fish or not is at the sole discretion of you, the client.

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