John Derbabian

As with most people that eventually guide, I have been fishing all my life. It has been a passion that I like to share with others. I have been very fortunate over the years to do my share of catching and now it brings me great satisfaction to help others experience the screaming drag from a 25lb. King, enjoy the beautiful river, and provide a quality outdoor experience. I especially enjoy working with clients that are new to fly fishing.
To be there and experience their first hookup on a fly rod is awesome. I enjoy fly tying and providing my clients with my own fly's. I am also a big fan of Hot Shotting and trying new techniques to seduce Spring Steelhead.

During my off days, you can find me walking the fields of Iowa for Pheasants, floating the rivers of Montana and Idaho for Cut's,Browns,and Bow's,searching for Tarpon in Tampa Bay, hunting the mighty Whitetail, chasing ducks, or running my 32' fly bridge for Kings in Lake Huron. Every now and then I even get to pick up the Spey Rod and do some river fishing myself. I enjoy everything about the outdoors and I'm very involved in many different activities.

Presently I own and operate Red Sky Guide Service. This is my seventh year as a licensed guide. I specialize in Fly Fishing and Hot Shotting on the Pere Marquette River only (my true love). I am on the Pro-Staff for Hyde Drift Boats, Rio Fly Lines, G-Loomis Rods, Harris Reels, and Simms. I don't keep secrets about what is working and I'm willing to share information so you may enjoy your time outdoors. You can contact me with any questions you may have and I'll answer them.

Tight Lines and Screamin Harris Reels...

You can contact John at his website or via EMAIL
Check out Johns Guide page HERE

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