Holiday gift certificates now available.| Very limited spring steelhead dates still open.|

Ripple Guide Serice Ripple Guide Serice

Our Guides

Dustan Harley

Dustan Harley

Hometown: South Bend, IN

Home River: St. Joseph River, IN

Guiding Since: 1999


Dustan Harley was born less than a mile from the Saint Joseph River and can’t remember a time when he wasn’t on the river fishing. He grew up fishing on the rivers of Indiana and Michigan and is lucky enough today to spend most days on those same rivers. He founded Ripple Guide Service in 1999 to give fishermen an unforgettable experience. He guides the rivers of Indiana and Michigan for steelhead, salmon, trout, smallmouth bass, pike, and just about anything else that swims. Dustan has also spoken to fly fishing clubs from Tennessee to California. When not on the river, he can be found fishing with his children or designing new flies for the fish he loves to fool.




Jake Butler

Jake Butler

Hometown: Lowell, MI

Home River: Dowagiac River, MI

Guiding Since: 2001


Jake's calendar fills up quickly with the many repeat clients that book a year in advance to make sure they get to fish with him. When not on the river, Jake can be found with his children; Wyat and Josie.




Nick Harley

Nick Harley

South Bend, IN

Home River: St. Joseph River, IN

Guiding Since: 2001


Nicholas was raised on the rivers he guides. He is the fifth generation of the Harley's to fish the Tippecanoe River for pike! From the time he could walk he was on the water. He caught his first trout on a fly he tied himself when he was just six years old and has fished extensively in the Michiana area as well as Montana. Spending most of his life in a house full of guides it was impossible for information not to rub off on him. When not on the river he loves to play music and has played all over the country.