Store Manager: Dan Byrnes
Dan is a native Pittsburgher who fell in love with fly fishing at an early age. After graduating with a degree in History from Carlow University he spent the summer traveling to all the best rivers across the country. Prior to Orvis, Dan worked for a major outdoor retailer and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience. Fly fishing is what brought Dan to Orvis in 2016, managing the Pittsburgh store, and he is well versed in every aspect including tight-line nymphing and two-handed casting but loves to throw a dry fly to wild mountain trout. He is very excited to get settled in and explore the Southern Appalachian Mountains near his new home.
Fishing Manager: Mark White
Mark started fly fishing in Southwest Montana while finishing his geology degree from Sewanee. After college, he began a career in environmental consulting that allowed him to fish all over the country while on environmental cleanup projects. While Mark has fished in many great places, his main focus has always been centered around trout in the smaller creeks and streams remotely located along the spine of the Appalachian Mountains of the Carolinas, with the occasional trip to local farm ponds for bass and pan fish, while teaching his two boys the wonders of the outdoors and fly fishing. While fishing, he also enjoys wild flower identification, ornithology, entomology, and dendrology, as well as upland and wetland bird hunting. Come in to talk to Mark about strategies and tactics for success on our local waters.