CT Fish Guides, Derrick Kirkpatrick and Tommy Baranowski offer lessons and guided trips on the Farmington River and other local waters. They provide equipment if needed and can do float or wade trips. They have been featured in magazines such as "On The Water" and "The Fisherman". Their background includes working for the Orvis company, Cabelas and are certified by the #1 Orvis endorsed guide school. Contact Derrick at (203) 980-4248 for bookings and visit www.CTFishGuides.com for informative videos and articles.
Born in Milford Connecticut, Derrick Kirkpatrick purchased his first fly rod at the age of 11, beginning a lifelong obsession. At the age of 22, Derrick attended guide school in Avon, Colorado. Fly Fishing Outfitters, the #1 Orvis endorsed flyshop who, trained and certified him as a guide. Since then Derrick has been a fly fishing manager for The Orvis Company and an assistant manager for Cabelas. With a Bachelors Degree in IT and hard work during his "free time", CT Fish Guides was born. Derrick guides fresh, salt, fly, and spin for both beginner and advanced anglers. His specialty is the Farmington River and considering the many hours he’s spent on the water, Derrick can help up your game quickly. Targeting big, high quality fish is Derrick’s favorite pastime, let him share some of his knowledge and experiences with you.Thomas Baranowski
Tommy Baranowski was born and raised in Bristol, Connecticut. At the age of six you could find Tommy bushwhacking through the woods with rod in hand. Tommy picked up a love for fishing from his father who has been trout fishing in CT and the great lakes region since the early 70s. Lake Ontario, the Salmon and Oswego rivers were their stomping grounds. Tom was introduced to flyfishing by good friend and charter captain Aaron Cascone. Aaron worked at Orvis and introduced Tom to Derrick Kirkpatrick. You could always find Tommy in the shop sharpening his skills, cracking jokes and making plans for the next day's trip on the water. Tommy is an artistic fly tier who specializes in making and fishing large streamers for trout and pike.
Toms first love is small stream fishing. He spends alot of time in the woods humping up streams looking for new untouched spots. These days you will most likely find him backpacking the appalachian trail in NY, CT and MA, fishing small streams as he goes.