Philip Krista, based in Ellicott City, Md., on the Patapsco River, has 30 years of fishing and guiding experience. He invented the Chesapeake Bay Flycasting Technique. He is an expert in the long rod and the instruction of how to use them.
He is available for speaking engagements, corporate group instruction and organized club fishing adventures as well as those adventures featured on this web site.And he loves long rod demonstrations.
To best describe Philip, the following was taken from the January 1995 edition of The Conservationist. It was written by customer Al Martin:
To call Philip a fishing guide is like calling a golden trout a fish. Our day began at his home on a hill overlooking the Patapsco. Phil led with a short fly-tying session to share some patterns and match the current need .... Philip was a little under the weather that day, so he did not wear his trademark hippers and Scottish kilts. He made up for the lost authenticity with tales of local history, fishing lore and stream fly fishing tips .... The afternoon flew by. I found the Patapsco lovely rather than homely. It's boulder-strewn bed was sheltered for themost part by verdant stream cover, but open enough for good casting to ample fishable water .... I made a friend, met a fine river, learned a lot about fishing that area, and had a good day on the water. I'll be back.
I love to hear from people. And my favorite way of hearing is through the telephone. So don't hesitate to call. My number:
I'm almost always home by 8 p.m. with the optimum time to call between 8 and 10 p.m. Don't wait, though. I may be home during the day. If you don't get me, though, leave me a message on my answering machine and I'll call you back.
If you've got written material for me, please send it to:
730 Pleasant Hill Road
Ellicott City, Maryland 21043
If you only have an Internet connection, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I try to check it as often as I can.
And I look forward to hearing from you.