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American Standard Fly Fishing Guides

About Us

At American Standard, we offer guided fly fishing trips to streams near Allentown, State College, Altoona, Scranton, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, the Pocono Mountains and more locations. Streams we fish in include Spring Creek, Bushkill Creek, Penn’s Creek, Pohopoco Creek, Little Juniata River and Big Fishing Creek.

In Western North Carolina, we offer guided fly fishing trips in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains. Areas we fish include Asheville, Boone, Brevard, Hendersonville and more!

On our guided trips, you’ll have a great time whether you’re a beginner or a fly fishing pro, and we offer euro-nymphing trips for those who prefer this style. Be sure to remember your camera, so you can capture your catches for all time!

Ben Broscius

Ben Broscius

Founder / Pennsylvania Guide
Ben started fly fishing at the age of 12. He was originally introduced through Boy Scout Summer Camp. After catching his first fish on the fly, he has dedicated all of his free time to the sport. Out on the water as often as possible, Ben pushes himself to catch more fish. He is a member of the United States Youth Fly Fishing Team and Team Trutta. He competes on a regular basis within the NFFL (National Fly Fishing League). Call and book a trip with Ben today!

Nick Meloy

Nick Meloy

Pennsylvania Guide
From the limestone streams of central PA, Nick is thrilled to share his simplistic nymph and dry fly style with fellow fly anglers. Nick specializes in light-weight tight-line nymphing, upstream slack presentations and tactical dry fly presentations. He has been competing for 3 years, and is currently working towards being a Fly Fishing Team USA hopeful. Nick also captains Team Trutta, co-owns Trutta Goods, and co-hosts the Bugs & Beards Podcast. Call to Book a trip with Nick in beautiful Central PA!
Rich Ferrara

Rich Ferrara

Pennsylvania Guide
I started fly fishing when I was 12 years old. I focused my efforts on dry fly fishing in those early years, my dad and I would chase the glamour hatches around western and central PA every year. As I got older I began branching out to the other fly fishing disciplines like streamer and nymph fishing. I began experimenting with “euro” nymphing in around 2009 or 10 and I’ve been honing that skill in ever since. I began fly fishing competitively in 2015 or 16. I am currently competing within the National Fly Fishing League and in regional qualifiers to hopefully one day make fly fishing team USA.
Ben Trew

Ben Trew

Pennsylvania Guide
Ben became hooked on fly fishing 20+ years ago starting by casting dries and eventually chasing Erie steelhead. Since then he has moved to central PA where he is using his experience as a teacher and coach to help share his knowledge and experience with fellow fly fishermen. Ben is currently the commissioner of the National Fly Fishing League, a captain on Team Confluence, and starting in 2019, an instructor for the United States Youth Fly Fishing Team. Ben strives to bring a fun and educational experience whether it is chasing hatches or working on modern nymphing techniques.

Seth Drake

Seth Drake

North Carolina Guide
Seth is a student at Appalachian State University majoring in Ecology and Environmental Sciences. In 2017 he won the youth national fly fishing championships and competed at the world championships in Slovenia where Team USA took home Bronze. He was introduced to fly fishing at the age of eight on the Davidson River in Western North Carolina. Seth is currently a member of Team Stonefly out of North Carolina.




Tony Brooks

Tony Brooks

North Carolina Guide
An East Tennessee native who still fishes with his 80+ year old dad and 70+ mother, Tony now lives in Hendersonville, NC with his wife Charlotte. He has two children Krystalyn and Paul and a granddaughter.

I learned to fly fish on the Davidson River in the Pisgah National Forest and Big Santeehlah Creek in Graham County, NC and been doing it now for over 40 years. I’m a member of Team Stonefly (a competitive fly fishing team), Hilltop Fly Tyers, and a Casting Carolinas River Helper, having also served several co-current terms as president of the French Broad Fly Fishers – a Fly Fishers International Charter Club.

The reason I love fly fishing is because of the simultaneous simplicity and complexity. Fly fishing offers something new on every trip. It is a sport where one skill is built on another. I consider myself a student first and then try to pass that knowledge along to others wanting to improve or just getting started.
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