Your name or any nicknames you have?

John Bentley

Where are you at in the world? Where will you be fishing this year?

Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, Lake Erie tributaries, Central Pa trout streams, In shore New Jersey

What river(s) and lake(s) do you guide/fish?

Elk creek, Spring creek, Walnut creek, 20 mile creek, Little Juniata River,

How long have you been guiding/fly fishing? 

23 years

What got you into fly fishing? When did you start? 

My Father and Uncle both introduced me to fly fishing and tying around the age of 12

John holds up a large steelhead

Why do you fly fish?  What does it “do” for you?

Enjoying nature and God’s creation, It is relaxing and challenging

If you own and use a Rod Vault, what do you like about you Rod Vault?

I’m still waiting for mine to be delivered, I enjoy the convenience and time saving capabilities

John holds up a large rainbow trout

What is a piece of advice you want to give to other anglers or a tip/trick that has helped you grow as an angler?

Practice, practice, practice. Spend as much time on the water as you can, and try and fish with people who have more experience and watch and listen

Who has influenced you most as an angler?

No 1 person, My Father, my Uncle and many others I met along the way

What’s your favorite new piece of gear?

My Syndicate, my 3tand reel, my Appalachian furled leader, my golden trout lanyard, my hazard hooks, and my tacky fly boxes

John holds a pretty brown trout

What is your favorite fly? (To tie, or catch fish on?)

Wooly Buggers

Best catch of all time?

every single one

What’s your “Dream Trip”? 

The jungles of Bolivia for Golden Dorado

What are some of the best places you’ve been fishing?

Montana, Pennsylvania, New York

How do people follow you on social media or reach you? 

Instagram @treeworx814

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