David Rockwell

Orwell, NY  • Guide

Call him “Rocky.”

Rocky began fishing the Salmon River in the early 90’s after retiring as a Regular Army Officer. He has been employed by the DSR since 1999, except for a 5 year Army recall with 27 months in Iraq. Rocky began guiding DSR Lodge Guests in ’08 and has since been continuously on the Salmon River. He has been building rods, fly tying and lure making since the mid-50s.

Since receiving a Guide’s License, Rocky has been continuously researching the fish and fishery and has a well-developed presentation on “The History of the Landlocked Atlantic Salmon; It’s Extirpation and Recovery.” He has presented before TU Chapters, other fishing clubs and Historical Societies throughout the Northeast.

Rocky provides first class switch rod equipment and light spinning tackle and will spend the time to teach you the fundamentals. His focus is to provide you with the skills and confidence so that you don’t need his services in the future.