Erie County Steelhead & Keystone Fly Girl

Welcome to Keystoneflygirl.com! This website offers introductory information regarding fly fishing for Steelhead in and around Lake Erie. This area is often referenced as “Steelhead Alley,” a name it truly deserves. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania stocks about 1,000,000 Steelhead annually throughout tributaries & Presque Isle Bay.

Let’s fish together! I am licensed guide, insured, and CPR/AED/First Aid certified through the Red Cross.

Guided trips will be available beginning November 2022.

Would you like to know what to bring for a DIY Adventure? Fishing guides are teachers and coaches. There is enough public access in Erie County and enough Steelhead stocked that you do not need a professional guide to catch fish, but I’d be happy to help if you decide to fish with a guide. Please feel free to email me any questions at acapotis@gmail.com. If you would like an actual buddy to fish with, I recommend joining the PA Steelhead Association. They offer a buddy program for new members.

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

  • Certified Fishing Skills Instructor (PA Fish and Boat Commission Course)
  • Member of the PA Steelhead Association
  • Member of Northwest Chapter of Trout Unlimited
  • Member of PA Council of Trout Unlimited Women’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • Member Fly Fishers International
  • Freelance outdoor writer; see PA Boat & Angler 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: https://www.instagram.com/keystoneflygirl/