Charlie with one of the two

​31+ inch rainbows he caught in the NakNek River in 2023.

What is EyeFlyFish and who are the Optometric Fly Fishers?

The Optometric Fly Fishers Present:   EyeFlyFish 2024

August 10-17, 2024

Alaska - the Last Frontier

NakNek RIver Camp Dining Hall

EyeFlyFish is the result of an idea to create a program that combines the need for high quality optometric continuing education and the love of fly fishing. Founded in 1991 by optometrists and fly fishing friends Mark Boas and Charlie Griffen,  the idea came to fruition with the first EyeFlyFish program held at Allenberry Resort on the famous Yellow Breeches in Boiling Springs, PA. After a successful initial program, featuring noted fly fishing authors Joe Humphrey, Ed Koch and Ed Shenk, as well as a follow-up program in 1993, the program  was put on hold in order to raise our families and grow our practices.

Fast forward 25 years later

In 2014 we reactivated the program in order to provide our fellow optometrists with the opportunity to receive quality continuing education and outstanding fly fishing instruction. Recent programs have been held at the Rocky Mountain Conference Center in Estes Park, CO, the Allenberry Resort in Boiling Springs, PA, the Flying Saddle Resort in Alpine, WY.

and Buffalo Bill Village and Resort in Cody WY.

In 2018, Mark decided to retire from EyeFlyFish so Charlie decided to run the program on his own.

Big News!

In 2021 Charlie became a licensed Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Guide

*For details on streams he guides on and fees see the Guiding Header*

EyeFlyFish 2024 - North to Alaska!

Experience the most amazing scenery and fishing in North America!

We'll be staying at NakNek River Camps in King Salmon, part of the Katmai N.P. and home to countless salmon, trout, char, bald and golden

eagles and brown bears. See world famous Brooks Falls, where Alaskan Brown bears congregate to feast on the salmon migrating to spawn. 7 nights lodging, all meals, 6 days of guided fishing and a trip to Brooks Falls all for the incredible price of only $4,995. (guide tips, alcoholic beverages and transportation to and from King Salmon not


Note: This trip is open to all fly fishers, not just optometrists

​ Only 6 slots are available!

Don't be left out

Contact Charlie today at: