George Daniel began fly fishing at age 6 while growing up in Potter County, PA. Growing up along a native brook trout fishery designated as a “kids only section” and being the only kid in the village who fished, George developed a passion for fly fishing. Through his early teens, much of his fly fishing knowledge was self taught. However, his family relocated to central PA when George was 14, where he eventually ran into his fly fishing idol, Joe Humphreys at a local fly shop. Joe took George under his wing and began providing his first formalized fly fishing instruction. Joe instructed on all levels (e.g. basic cast to advanced nymphing casts) when George was 16 years old. George credits Joe Humphreys for the bulk of his knowledge along with many national and international fly fishing professionals.
George’s passion is in fly fishing education, where he conducts lectures/seminars throughout the country. He logs over 200 days a year on trout waters near and far. George and his wife Amidea bought and restored an old home along his favorite trout stream, where they spend many hours with their two children walking along the banks, throwing stones, and sometimes even catching a fish. George is the author of the best selling book, “Dynamic Nymphing” along with being published in Fly Fisherman, American Angler and Fly Tyer magazines. Currently George is working on another book project tentatively titled “Seductive Streamer Strategies.”
George currently manages the TCO State College Fly Shop and is Director of Education for all three TCO Fly Shop locations.