Solitude Steelhead Guide Service

Solitude Steelhead Guide Service is Steelhead Alley’s premier Steelhead fly fishing guide service covering Pennsylvania and northeast Ohio. Based out of Girard, PA, Captain Bob Packey offers walk and wade trips as well as float trips to all skill levels – from first-time fly fishermen to clients who have fished around the world. Bring a party of up to 4 anglers and have a memorable day fishing in beautiful nature.

Typically, the crew’s guided Steelhead trips begin in mid to late October, depending upon water flows and temperature, and last until the fish has retreated back to the lake – in mid to late April.

The fall season (October-December) is arguably the most scenic time to be on the Steelhead rivers. The cool, crisp mornings and changing leaves mean one thing – fresh chrome Steelhead!  Pennsylvania is known for its massive fall run, which rivals some of the best runs in the entire world.

As the area moves into late December through early March, Steelhead can be found throughout the rivers and streams in its typical winter holding areas. This is the crew’s favorite time to be on the water. It might be cold, but there is just something magical about landing beautiful Steelhead against a snow-covered landscape.

Early March and ice out signals the spring run. Ohio is famous for its incredible spring run fishery. Action can be fast and furious during the spring and you can expect to see a mix of fresh fish as well as fish that has been in the system all winter.

Captain Bob provides lunch and all the high-end equipment for you. All you will need is clothing appropriate for the weather conditions and chest waders.

Regardless of which season you prefer to fish, one thing is for sure – you will have a great time and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Come spend a day on the water with Solitude Steelhead Guide Service and let it show you some of the finest Steelhead fishing the Lake Erie tributaries have to offer.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip–Guided Walk and Wade
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 15 - Apr 15
    $550
    The price includes leaders, flies, tippet, lunch, and everything else needed for the trip. You will only need weather-appropriate clothing as well as chest waders. You and the crew will begin your trip at 6:00 a.m. and enjoy chasing Steelhead and Brown Trout.
  • Private trip
    Full Day – Guided Floating (MAX 2)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 15 - Apr 15
    $650
    The trip price covers all the leaders, flies, tippet, lunch, and any other gear needed for the trip. You should just dress according to the conditions and bring your chest waders. The maximum number of fishermen per trip is 2. This is a unique experience and one that you won't forget. Float trips take place on Ohio’s wild and scenic rivers only.

About the Captain

Bob Packey
Girard, Pennsylvania, United States
ID & License verified
Member since June 2022
Bob Packey offers first-class fly fishing wade and floating trips in Pennsylvania and northeast Ohio. Join him in fishing for Steelhead in the beautiful and fish-rich waters of Steelhead Alley and make memories of a lifetime.

About this listing

Targeted species

Brown Trout Brown Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

Types of fishing

River Fishing

Fishing techniques

Spinning
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
PayPal
Checks

FAQs about Solitude Steelhead Guide Service

Solitude Steelhead Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group, additional $150 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip–Guided Walk and Wade (8 hours)
  • $650 per group - Full Day – Guided Floating (MAX 2) (8 hours)

Trips booked with Solitude Steelhead Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Lunch
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Solitude Steelhead Guide Service offers the following type of fishing:
  • River Fishing

Solitude Steelhead Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Solitude Steelhead Guide Service include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)