Gene Giza graduated from Paul Smith’s College (PSC) in the Adirondack Mountains of New York state with an Associate degree in forestry and then became the first Forest Technician with the Pennsylvania Game Commission. While attending PSC, he fly fished remote sections of the Middle Branch of the Saint Regis River, the South and North Branches of the Saranac Rivers and the East and West Branches of the Ausable Rivers. He then received a BS degree in forest management from West Virginia University.
Gene was a Park Superintendent in various locations eventually working up to the rank of Chief of the PA Park Operations Section. He retired in 2003 and is currently owner/operator of Four Season Fly Fishing Guide Service. Gene is committed to being a successful fly fishing guide by always striving to exceed client expectations and provide each with an enjoyable as well as successful fly fishing experience. He has had numerous articles published on fly fishing and has presented numerous fly fishing programs. Gene has maintained an active website (www.fourseasonsflyfishing.com) for over a decade with updates on stream hatches, stream conditions and fly fishing tactics as well as general tying instructions for the various flies he fishes with. Gene was a board member of CVTU for six years and also a board member of the Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp for five years. In 2012, Gene received the Limestoner Award for his passionate leadership and tireless work to protect and to restore the cold water resources of the storied Cumberland Valley. Gene and Gayle live in Carlisle within sight of the Letort Spring Run.
Gene and Gayle co-authored a 37 page booklet while residing on Presque Isle State Park entitled PRESQUE ISLE A Place For All Seasons. The sales from the booklet were instrumental in establishing a scholarship in the name of one of the law enforcement officers that served the peninsula with distinction and loyalty.