I am the owner/operator of Tight Lines Unlimited located near Mc Henry Maryland. I opened my company in 2008 offering guided wade and float fishing trips. My company is 100% CPR (Catch, Photograph & Release). I grew up fishing with my grandfather and now it is my passion in life. For the past five years my personal fishing has been done in the Native Ultimate 12. I specialize in fishing for Brown, Rainbow, Wild Brook Trout, Smallmouth, Largemouth and fresh water Striped Bass, Walleye, Carp, Crappie and Northern Pike. I am also an avid fly tyer when I am not fishing.
I have been fishing for more than 25 years, and kayak fishing for the past 13 years. Since retiring in 2011, I fish several days each week year round in the brackish tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. All of my fishing involves medium, light, or ultralight spinning tackle. I fish with different techniques depending on the location, target species, and time of year. Generally that involves casting, jigging, and trolling 2-4 rods from my Native Manta Rays and Slayer Propel, but I also fish from my small center console boat. I also do a bit of freshwater and ocean fishing when the opportunities arise.
I have been an outdoorsman all my life, hunting, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. One of my joys is sharing my knowledge with others, so they too can enjoy the outdoors. I managed a Canoe & Kayak store for fifteen years, and owned The Fisherman’s Edge Fly Shop in Baltimore, Maryland before I retired. I have taught hundreds of fisherman to fly fish and teach them to tie flies. I have introduced others to this sport of kayak fishing by taking them out with me and to see the advantages that kayaks have in a fishing areas that aren’t accessible by other crafts. I have also written four books on fly fishing, five spiral bound booklets on fly fishing and snakehead fishing, plus numerous booklets and articles on fishing and fishing techniques.
Chesapeake native Chris D. Dollar has fished and hunted from kayaks for more than 15 years. He is a licensed fishing guide in Maryland and Virginia, specializing in light tackle and fly fishing. C.D. hunts, fishes and explores the Chesapeake Bay and its coastal waters throughout the year and his boundless passion for the Chesapeake will make your kayak fishing trip an enjoyable and unique experience. Whether chasing stripers or specks, he can customize each trip to meet his clients’ goals. He also runs kayak fishing summer camps on the Chesapeake as well as at Ocean City, MD and Virginia Beach, VA. These camps provide fun, hands-on educational activities that teach young anglers (boys and girls) how to “think like a fish.” If you’re looking for an active outdoor program for your youngster this summer, our camps are it!