Erie County Steelhead & Keystone Fly Girl

Welcome to! This website offers introductory information regarding fly fishing for Steelhead in and around Lake Erie. The Southern shores of Lake Erie is often referenced as “Steelhead Alley,” a name it truly deserves. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania stocks about 1,000,000 Steelhead annually throughout tributaries to Lake Erie & directly into Presque Isle Bay. Both Ohio and New York stock Steelhead into Lake Erie waters as well.

Let’s fish together!

I am a licensed guide, insured, and CPR/AED/First Aid certified through the Red Cross. My name is Ariadne, but I go by Ari, pronounced like ‘air-ee’, and I am an Erie native! Rest assured I intimately know the waters, the local fishing clubs and sportsman’s associations, and the best places for a bite to eat. I am an active and creative young woman that can teach as well as entertain you when we are out on the water together.

Guided trips will be available starting in November 2022. If you are looking for an exciting adventure, I am pleased to offer trips not only for Steelhead but also for a variety of other species. Whether you’re interested in pursuing Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Redhorse Suckers, panfish, or stocked trout, I have something special in store for you. Please feel free to email me to inquire about pricing and trip details for these thrilling fishing experiences.

Would you like to know what to bring for a DIY Adventure? Fishing guides are teachers and coaches. There is public access in Erie County, and enough Steelhead stocked in its waters, that you do not need a professional guide to catch fish—but I’d be happy to be your guide!

Who is Keystone Fly Girl? She is a . . .

  • Certified Fishing Skills Instructor (PA Fish and Boat Commission Course)
  • Member of the PA Steelhead Association (P.S.A.)
  • Member of Northwest Chapter of Trout Unlimited
  • Member Ohio Central Basin Steelheaders (O.C.B.S.)
  • Member Fly Fishers International (F.F.I.)
  • Member of PA Council of Trout Unlimited Women’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee (W.D.I. Committee)
  • Member of US Angling
  • Freelance outdoor writer; see PA Angler & Boater Magazine Jan/Feb 2023 Issue, see various issues of TIGHT LINES monthly newsletter for PA Steelhead Association

If you would like to see more pictures of my catches, please visit my public Instagram page: