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Welcome to Dark Skies Fly Fishing

Updated: Dec 28, 2022

Mission statement: To bring you informative, educational, and entertaining stories and photos about fly fishing in Pennsylvania and beyond.

What viewers can expect from Dark Skies Fly Fishing: Regular blog posts featuring popular waters from around the state and country as well as articles pertaining to conservation and industry news, product reviews, and opinion pieces.

Article and photo contributions: Writers and photographers are encouraged to submit their work to Dark Skies Fly Fishing for consideration for publication in the magazine as well as the blog. We’re in need of all types of work related to fly fishing in Pennsylvania and beyond. Payment is negotiable.

A magazine in the works: We’re hoping to bring you a full-sized, digital magazine dedicated to fly fishing in the near future. While there is currently no timetable set for publication of the first issue, we are currently seeking submissions. Feel free to send a query via the contact page on this website.

Conservation and news: Is your local fishing club or chapter of Trout Unlimited holding a special event or stream improvement project? Let us know and we will gladly promote the event on this website.

Product reviews: If you’re a company with a new product that you’d like reviewed in a future blog post or in the magazine, feel free to drop us a line via the contact page on this website.

The guy behind this madness: Ralph C. Scherder, III, is an award-winning writer and photographer whose work has appeared in numerous magazines including Ohio Valley Outdoors, Pennsylvania Angler & Boater, Pennsylvania Outdoor News, New York Outdoor News, Fur-Fish-Game, Sports Afield, and many others. He is an active member of the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association and Outdoor Writers Association of America. He lives in Coudersport, PA, with his wife Natalie, their daughter Sophia, their son Jude, and their rambunctious suspicious German Shepherd Trapper.

Other websites: Check out our "sister" website, First Fork Publications, which primarily features hunting whitetails in the Big Woods of northcentral Pennsylvania.

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