Certified Fly Casting Instructor
“As a guide you want to focus on both teaching and putting guests into fish, but it’s all about what your client is looking to get from spending the day with me. Catching is always the goal, but you need to learn a lot of little things along the way. If I can bridge the gap between the two, crack some jokes, have a few laughs, I feel like it has been a great day.”
Pat Lee hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but made his way west for college, attending Sierra Nevada College in Lake Tahoe. He is now a true westerner, addicted to deep powder, mountains, camping, hiking, snowmobiling, and most of all, fishing. Pat appreciates Sun Valley’s relative isolation as the people who come here really want to be here. He calls Sun Valley “classy, beautiful and not run over.” Pat’s first fishing memory was “dropping my Pop’s tackle box off the boat in Stone Harbor, NJ.
I still to this day have never seen him so mad. Now that I’m a fisherman, I know why.” His first fly fishing experience was on Silver Creek where he caught one of the water’s elusive trout on the second cast on a grasshopper. After a day on the river, Pat likes to enjoy a few cold beers around the tailgate of his truck, telling fish tales.
Fun Facts about Pat
Pat Lee was a great guide!Anonymous
Everything was great, with Pat our guide and the experience. For novices to floating--in Silver Creek; a little more guidance instruction on what to expect and how to dress would have been helpful based on the weather and temperature of the water.Richard Altig