World-class fishing guide, Damon Newpher, is joining the team at Ellicottville’s outdoor store, Adventure Bound OnTheFly… and just in time for Steelhead season! Damon will be managing the store’s fly fishing trips, instructional courses, youth initiatives and Orvis fly shop. He will also promote the SUP OnTheFly brand of inflatable stand up paddleboards, which are designed with features that work well for fly fishing.
Damon comes to Adventure Bound from the Glendorn Lodge in Bradford, PA, which was recently named the #1 Resort Hotel in the U.S. by Travel & Leisure Magazine. Glendorn also won the distinction of being Orvis Fly-Fishing Lodge of the Year, largely due to Damon’s efforts. Glendorn was the first Orvis-endorsed lodge in the northeast and mid-atlantic states to win this award.
In addition to being a veteran Glendorn staff member, Damon attended the Wulff School of Fly Fishing and is nationally certified by the Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF). He is certified and licensed by Orvis as an endorsed guide and by the states of New York and Pennsylvania as a registered guide. He has also been certified through the National Skeet Shooting Association as a certified skeet shooting instructor. Previously, he worked in Arkansas at the Ozark Angler and mastered the Little Red, White, Norfolk and Spring Rivers, known countrywide for their excellent trout and smallmouth fishing.
Damon says, “I am looking forward to developing Adventure Bound and Ellicottville into the fly fishing gateway for the tri-state area. Adventure Bound is a world-class shop, with world-class brands in a spectacular adventure-oriented small town. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to contribute to the momentum of the Adventure Bound and SUPonthefly projects. My wife and young daughter look forward to being a part of the village of Ellicottville as well .”
Anglers know that the waters of western NY, northern PA and eastern OH are home to incredibly diverse species. From steelhead and bass to pike and muskee, this part of the world provides endless opportunities for anglers of any age. Combine that with unsurpassed dining experience from restaurants like Villaggio, Dina’s, the Silver Fox and Ellicottville Brewing Company as well as lodging at Holiday Valley Resort, The Wingate Hotel, Ilex Inn B&B and EVL Lodge, and you will discover that Ellicottville, NY is truly a fly fisherman’s paradise!