Chase grew up in Kane, Pennsylvania, fishing in the Allegheny National Forest for brook trout and smallmouth bass. He left the area for college, but his love of the outdoors and wild places could not have drawn him back to Northcentral Pennsylvania any quicker after graduation. Chase is a Certified Casting Instructor with Fly Fishers International, President of the Seneca Chapter of Trout Unlimited, and has volunteered with Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing. He is excited to help establish the first Mayfly Project in the Keystone State.
Hi, I am Kerry Lanza. I live in southeastern Pennsylvania with my wife Barbara. Our home is about an hour drive northwest of Philadelphia in rural “Pennsylvania Dutch” country. Growing up in the country, we had plenty of opportunity to fish, for anything, and anywhere. Having found fly fishing over 30 years ago, I find it a great way to connect with the wildness of the place. Fly fishing is now my true passion. For me, teaching is my way of giving back to a sport that has given me so much. Passing the passion to another generation helps to preserve trout fisheries for future generations.
Howie grew up across the world as a Navy brat. He enjoys everything outdoors and grew up fishing for bass with his dad using conventional tackle. Howie picked up fly fishing about 5 years ago while living in Washington State. Since then, fly fishing has become his passion, devoting time and energy to learning more about the sport and conservation. He loves taking friends out and teaching them how to fly fish. He has fly fished Washington, Montana, Wisconsin, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, and Virginia. Howie is currently a Special Education Paraeducator and works with children with behavioral struggles. Howie is excited to apply his personal and work experience to helping kiddos learn to fly fish.