Pro Team

 
Allison Buntin  My two passions in life are teaching and fishing. So it stands to reason that I’d end up a schoolteacher and a fishing guide. I’m blessed to be able to educate my students in the classroom and clients on the water.  I was born in Tennessee and grew up in family of avid fishermen. When I was 9 my father decided that he and I would take up fly fishing, and I instantly fell in love with the sport. I spent many years fly fishing all over the south until I moved to Colorado in 2012. After completing my masters at the University of Denver, I moved to the Vail area where I began my careers as both an educator and a fly-fishing guide, working primarily on the Eagle River out of the Minturn Anglers Fly Shop.  I came through Bend on a fishing road trip and instantly fell in love with the town and the diversity of the fishery. I moved shortly after and have loved exploring the many rivers in Central Oregon ever since. This is the perfect place to continue “teaching” my students in classrooms and on rivers!  Website:  Fly & Field Outfitters   Instagram:  @allison.buntin

Allison Buntin

My two passions in life are teaching and fishing. So it stands to reason that I’d end up a schoolteacher and a fishing guide. I’m blessed to be able to educate my students in the classroom and clients on the water.

I was born in Tennessee and grew up in family of avid fishermen. When I was 9 my father decided that he and I would take up fly fishing, and I instantly fell in love with the sport. I spent many years fly fishing all over the south until I moved to Colorado in 2012. After completing my masters at the University of Denver, I moved to the Vail area where I began my careers as both an educator and a fly-fishing guide, working primarily on the Eagle River out of the Minturn Anglers Fly Shop.

I came through Bend on a fishing road trip and instantly fell in love with the town and the diversity of the fishery. I moved shortly after and have loved exploring the many rivers in Central Oregon ever since. This is the perfect place to continue “teaching” my students in classrooms and on rivers!

Website: Fly & Field Outfitters

Instagram: @allison.buntin

Helen Morreale  I am a critical care nurse living in the great state of Idaho. I am fortunate to have always lived within driving distance of world famous fly fishing water, even though I have only picked up the hobby in the last few years. Someone very dear to my heart taught me to fly fish and I’ve been hooked ever since. Fly fishing has allowed me to meet many great people, several of whom are my closest friends now. Time spent outdoors with good company brings me peace; I am incredibly grateful that I came across fly fishing when I did. Some of my other hobbies include fly tying, hiking, camping, and hunting.  Instagram:  @nurseyoungguns   @ivflies   Email:  morrhele@isu.edu


Helen Morreale

I am a critical care nurse living in the great state of Idaho. I am fortunate to have always lived within driving distance of world famous fly fishing water, even though I have only picked up the hobby in the last few years. Someone very dear to my heart taught me to fly fish and I’ve been hooked ever since. Fly fishing has allowed me to meet many great people, several of whom are my closest friends now. Time spent outdoors with good company brings me peace; I am incredibly grateful that I came across fly fishing when I did. Some of my other hobbies include fly tying, hiking, camping, and hunting.

Instagram: @nurseyoungguns @ivflies

Email: morrhele@isu.edu

Kim Rowland-Dollins   I grew up fishing with my dad on small streams, creeks, Ponds and lakes. I think it was a way to get me out of my mom’s hair for a while since I had so much energy and always had to be outside getting into something! Fishing has always been a part of my life.  In my previous occupation, I was a Certified Volunteer Manager and spent a lifetime career in nonprofits. I resigned from “corporate America” to pursue being a guide full time. I now own my own guide service, Ryder’s Run Guide Service, LLC, on Little Red River in Pangburn, Arkansas, where I get to fish for trout every day! I continue to volunteer for local nonprofits and encourage others to volunteer in their communities. I have served on the board of our local Trout Unlimited Chapter 722 for the past 10 years in various capacities, currently as the Women’s Initiative Chair and I volunteer with Casting for Recovery and Little Red River Foundation, helping with casting lessons and river guiding. I am passionate about empowering women to get out and fly fish!  Website:  www.rydersrunguides.com   Instagram: @rydersrunguideservice  Facebook:  Kim Rowland-Dollins  Email: kimdollins@yahoo.com

Kim Rowland-Dollins


I grew up fishing with my dad on small streams, creeks,
Ponds and lakes. I think it was a way to get me out of my mom’s hair for a while since I had so much energy and always had to be outside getting into something! Fishing has always been a part of my life.

In my previous occupation, I was a Certified Volunteer Manager and spent a lifetime career in nonprofits. I resigned from “corporate America” to pursue being a guide full time. I now own my own guide service, Ryder’s Run Guide Service, LLC, on Little Red River in Pangburn, Arkansas, where I get to fish for trout every day! I continue to volunteer for local nonprofits and encourage others to volunteer in their communities. I have served on the board of our local Trout Unlimited Chapter 722 for the past 10 years in various capacities, currently as the Women’s Initiative Chair and I volunteer with Casting for Recovery and Little Red River Foundation, helping with casting lessons and river guiding. I am passionate about empowering women to get out and fly fish!

Website: www.rydersrunguides.com

Instagram:@rydersrunguideservice
Facebook: Kim Rowland-Dollins
Email:kimdollins@yahoo.com

Kimberly Mihelic  I was born and raised in Islip, NY. My father introduced me to conventional fishing as a toddler. I can still remember fishing off the docks of the Great South Bay, catching snapper, fluke, stripers etc...There wasn’t a summer that went by without fishing. As a teen I worked as a mate on a local fishing boat out of Captree State Park and loved being on the water.   It motivated me to join the US Navy in 2000, where I worked as a hospital Corpsman/medic. I got to travel all over the world and you bet I always had a rod in hand. I’m not really sure how many people can say they’ve fished off the back of a destroyer and actually caught fish, but this girl did!   After the Navy I moved to Nevada in 2007. I traded in my medical kit for a duty belt, badge and gun. I became a police officer in 2008 and have been serving since.  Unfortunately after moving to Nevada my fishing hobby got thrown to the back burner. Well, that was until I met my husband Brad. In 2016, he introduced me to freshwater fishing. He told me to toss my spinning rod and put a fly rod in my hands. I’ll never forget his words “Fly fishing is so much better, you’ll never want to go back to a spinning rod”. I’m glad I listened to him. I’ll never forget my first fish on the fly, a Lahontan cutthroat out of Pyramid Lake, NV. It was the most insane, adrenaline pumping moment of my life. I was hooked, Literally!   Now, I’m lucky enough to be able to travel all over with my husband and have expanded into saltwater fly fishing. I never thought in a million years and only after two years of fly fishing that I’d be catching a monster GT off the flats of Christmas Island, but that’s a whole other addiction that I won’t get into.   Fly fishing has become such a major part of my life and Im now at the point where I have withdrawals if I got past a week with out it.   Im hoping my love for fly fishing can help introduce and motivate more people, especially women, to get involved with this sport because theres no other feeling like setting the hook and landing your fish. If there is please let me know! You can usually find me wading in the Truckee River or standing on my ladder in Pyramid Lake.  Tight lines everyone....  Instagram:  @NYNV510

Kimberly Mihelic

I was born and raised in Islip, NY. My father introduced me to conventional fishing as a toddler. I can still remember fishing off the docks of the Great South Bay, catching snapper, fluke, stripers etc...There wasn’t a summer that went by without fishing. As a teen I worked as a mate on a local fishing boat out of Captree State Park and loved being on the water.

It motivated me to join the US Navy in 2000, where I worked as a hospital Corpsman/medic. I got to travel all over the world and you bet I always had a rod in hand. I’m not really sure how many people can say they’ve fished off the back of a destroyer and actually caught fish, but this girl did!

After the Navy I moved to Nevada in 2007. I traded in my medical kit for a duty belt, badge and gun. I became a police officer in 2008 and have been serving since.

Unfortunately after moving to Nevada my fishing hobby got thrown to the back burner. Well, that was until I met my husband Brad. In 2016, he introduced me to freshwater fishing. He told me to toss my spinning rod and put a fly rod in my hands. I’ll never forget his words “Fly fishing is so much better, you’ll never want to go back to a spinning rod”. I’m glad I listened to him. I’ll never forget my first fish on the fly, a Lahontan cutthroat out of Pyramid Lake, NV. It was the most insane, adrenaline pumping moment of my life. I was hooked, Literally!

Now, I’m lucky enough to be able to travel all over with my husband and have expanded into saltwater fly fishing. I never thought in a million years and only after two years of fly fishing that I’d be catching a monster GT off the flats of Christmas Island, but that’s a whole other addiction that I won’t get into.

Fly fishing has become such a major part of my life and Im now at the point where I have withdrawals if I got past a week with out it.

Im hoping my love for fly fishing can help introduce and motivate more people, especially women, to get involved with this sport because theres no other feeling like setting the hook and landing your fish. If there is please let me know! You can usually find me wading in the Truckee River or standing on my ladder in Pyramid Lake.

Tight lines everyone....

Instagram: @NYNV510


Tiffany London  The outdoors and the natural world have always been a passion for me. Some of my earliest memories are of the times that I spent growing up outdoors. I am truly blessed to be born and raised in the farm country of Western PA. Along with my love of nature, I also developed a love of art. Attending college in Bozeman, MT, allowed me pursue my love of natural art. While pursuing my BFA, on the weekend and after school, I would pursue my other passions of fly fishing, hiking, and snowboarding. The love of my life, my husband, introduced me to the Madison River for our first date. Several years and many fly-fishing trips later, I got engaged on that same trout stream in Montana.  I begin to shift my focus towards art of the piscine variety after countless amazing and beautiful fly fishing trips. I am fortunate to have fished and traveled through many pristine parts of our great country, and I do enjoy painting and studying various species of fish that I catch and read about. However, trout were my starting point, and the many species and coloration’s provide an almost endless supply of changing colors and patterns.  These days you will most likely find me hunting Lake Erie Steel-head in Western PA, NY and OH, chasing trout and bass on the fly and pursuing saltwater species every chance I get. I am on the PA Women and Diversity Initiative Committee with PA Fish and Boat and PA Trout Unlimited Council and a mentor for foster children through fly fishing for the Pennsylvania division of The Mayfly Project. I love sharing my passion for the outdoors and fly fishing with others through teaching and art.  Website:  www.farmgirlgraphics.com   ETSY:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/farmgirlfinefishart   Instagram:  @farmgirlgraphics   Facebook:  @farmgirlgraphics

Tiffany London

The outdoors and the natural world have always been a passion for me. Some of my earliest memories are of the times that I spent growing up outdoors. I am truly blessed to be born and raised in the farm country of Western PA. Along with my love of nature, I also developed a love of art. Attending college in Bozeman, MT, allowed me pursue my love of natural art. While pursuing my BFA, on the weekend and after school, I would pursue my other passions of fly fishing, hiking, and snowboarding. The love of my life, my husband, introduced me to the Madison River for our first date. Several years and many fly-fishing trips later, I got engaged on that same trout stream in Montana.

I begin to shift my focus towards art of the piscine variety after countless amazing and beautiful fly fishing trips. I am fortunate to have fished and traveled through many pristine parts of our great country, and I do enjoy painting and studying various species of fish that I catch and read about. However, trout were my starting point, and the many species and coloration’s provide an almost endless supply of changing colors and patterns.

These days you will most likely find me hunting Lake Erie Steel-head in Western PA, NY and OH, chasing trout and bass on the fly and pursuing saltwater species every chance I get. I am on the PA Women and Diversity Initiative Committee with PA Fish and Boat and PA Trout Unlimited Council and a mentor for foster children through fly fishing for the Pennsylvania division of The Mayfly Project. I love sharing my passion for the outdoors and fly fishing with others through teaching and art.

Website: www.farmgirlgraphics.com

ETSY: https://www.etsy.com/shop/farmgirlfinefishart

Instagram: @farmgirlgraphics

Facebook: @farmgirlgraphics


Ashley Nagel  A true ambassador of the sport, Ashley Nagel contributes to the sport of fly fishing with her knowledge and genuine passion for teaching others. A Colorado native, mother of two little boys, and a guide for 5280 Angler, Ashley has been fishing since age 5 but has been fly fishing for the past 8 years. She can be found stalking large trout on the south platte with her rod seriously bent. She also enjoys traveling around the world to target different species.  Website:  5280angler.com   Instagram:  @Rahjaxo   email:  Mothafishy@gmail.com

Ashley Nagel

A true ambassador of the sport, Ashley Nagel contributes to the sport of fly fishing with her knowledge and genuine passion for teaching others. A Colorado native, mother of two little boys, and a guide for 5280 Angler, Ashley has been fishing since age 5 but has been fly fishing for the past 8 years. She can be found stalking large trout on the south platte with her rod seriously bent. She also enjoys traveling around the world to target different species.

Website: 5280angler.com

Instagram: @Rahjaxo

email: Mothafishy@gmail.com

Patrick Ginder

Growing up in Casper Wyoming provided Pat plenty of opportunity to become passionate about hunting and fishing. Fly fishing has always been a big part of his life, starting as a young kid to what would eventually become his career.

At 19 Pat Joined the United States Marine Corps serving five years on active duty supporting both Operation Iraqi Freedom / Operation Enduring Freedom as door gunner on UH-1N helicopters. Following his service in the Marines, Pat came back to Wyoming to pursue his career as a hunting and fishing guide which he currently does today as the lodge supervisor and guide for the North Platte Lodge and Reef Fly Shop out of Alcova, Wyoming. Pat is the father of two amazing kids who also love the outdoors and fishing.

Website: www.northplatteflyfishing.com

Email: Ginderpatrick@gmail.com

Instagram: @pginder

Jason Myers

Jason is an avid outdoorsman, enjoying the beautiful woods and backroad streams of rural Pennsylvania since childhood. From the woods hunting, to the streams and waters fishing, it’s in the outdoors with family and friends Jason (Jake) finds his dose of refreshing peace and quiet. He enjoys the tactical approach of fishing the small, wild mountain streams of Northern PA, as well as the large, open waters of the big Pine Creek that flows through the majestic PA Grand Canyon. Over the years he has fished so many of the great waters Pennsylvania has to offer, as well as the New York salmon, brown and steelhead run excitement. No matter where it is, the outdoors has long been the place Jake frequents to gather his thoughts and relax with his Creator. “It’s what you “catch” out of the water, not in the water that makes a difference” he likes to say. As a pastor and Bible teacher, Jake loves to see people learn. Tying flies and fly fishing is more than a business or hobby to him. He thinks “Sometimes the “industry” gets in our way of seeing the bigger picture of this great sport we enjoy and draw so much refreshing energy from.” Jake enjoys introducing people to the sport of fly fishing and fly tying. He is active in his community teaching various school groups and adults the art of fly tying/fishing, as well as getting folks on the water for the first time. He and his brother Josh own and operate Myers Flies in York County Pennsylvania.

Website: MyersFlies.com

FaceBook: Myers Flies

Instagram: @myersflies

YouTube: Myers Flies Fly Fishing



Tyler Umbenhen

Born and raised in a small town in Pennsylvania I have been a fisherman all my life that I can remember. I began fly fishing only 5 years ago and I have established myself as a PA State Guide as well as an accomplished fly tier.

I enjoy tying flies and teaching others all about the great art of fly fishing. When I am not on the water, I am volunteering for my local fire company where I serve as a Lieutenant. My favorite season of all has got to be spring, fresh air, blue skies and trout fishing. My future plans in my life include wherever life takes me, whether it’s becoming a fly shop owner, or an established renowned fly guide in the West…..Stay Tuned!

Email: Tyleru007@aol.com

Instagram: @tkid521

Ekaitz Errasti-Murugarren  Originally from the Basque Country, in the north of Spain, he caught his first fish at the age of 4 with his aunt and her custom bamboo rod. He remembers that day perfectly and probably is the first clear memory he has. Since then, he began fishing for carp, barbell, and trout in his local waters using all kind of natural and artificial lures.  In 1992, when he was 12 years old, the film “A river runs through it” introduced him to fly fishing as a completely different and challenging way of catching trout, when at that time nobody in his surroundings practiced that kind of fishing.  After getting his degree in Biology and Biochemistry, he moved to Catalonia where after spending 10 years meticulously learning the local waters he started part time guiding to share his local knowledge. His scientific training allows him to go deeply into details on trout behavior that can be easily omitted by many anglers, maintaining great knowledge of the waters that he fishes gives him a unique advantage. Nowadays, he lives five minutes from one of the best fisheries in the entire country, with outstanding big brown trout that can be fished on dry flies all the year round. He is patient and meticulous and enjoys showing people how to fish dry flies for probably some of the biggest brown trout they will ever fish in their lifetime!  Email:  ekaitz.errasti@gmail.com   Instagram:  @fishing.emotions

Ekaitz Errasti-Murugarren

Originally from the Basque Country, in the north of Spain, he caught his first fish at the age of 4 with his aunt and her custom bamboo rod. He remembers that day perfectly and probably is the first clear memory he has. Since then, he began fishing for carp, barbell, and trout in his local waters using all kind of natural and artificial lures.

In 1992, when he was 12 years old, the film “A river runs through it” introduced him to fly fishing as a completely different and challenging way of catching trout, when at that time nobody in his surroundings practiced that kind of fishing.

After getting his degree in Biology and Biochemistry, he moved to Catalonia where after spending 10 years meticulously learning the local waters he started part time guiding to share his local knowledge. His scientific training allows him to go deeply into details on trout behavior that can be easily omitted by many anglers, maintaining great knowledge of the waters that he fishes gives him a unique advantage. Nowadays, he lives five minutes from one of the best fisheries in the entire country, with outstanding big brown trout that can be fished on dry flies all the year round. He is patient and meticulous and enjoys showing people how to fish dry flies for probably some of the biggest brown trout they will ever fish in their lifetime!

Email: ekaitz.errasti@gmail.com

Instagram: @fishing.emotions

Eric Falkenberg  Growing up on the shores of Lake Erie in Pennsylvania, Eric began fishing at an early age with his mother and hasn’t stopped since. After fishing in the Black Hills of South Dakota, he really found his love for the sport of fly fishing, so much he relocated to Montana.  Since moving to the 406 he gets out every opportunity he is afforded. Eric has become somewhat of a gear collector, chances are if you need something, he has it or has used it in the past.  Instagram:  @605_stream_junkie

Eric Falkenberg

Growing up on the shores of Lake Erie in Pennsylvania, Eric began fishing at an early age with his mother and hasn’t stopped since. After fishing in the Black Hills of South Dakota, he really found his love for the sport of fly fishing, so much he relocated to Montana.

Since moving to the 406 he gets out every opportunity he is afforded. Eric has become somewhat of a gear collector, chances are if you need something, he has it or has used it in the past.

Instagram: @605_stream_junkie

Cody Barr  Growing up in Central Texas along the banks of the Little River you could usually find Cody in the fields or on the water. Recipient of the 2002 Texas Governor Award and Texas Wildlife Association Volunteer of the year, Cody volunteered thousands of hours introducing countless youth’s to the woods and waters of Texas.  Cody now resides along the Yellowstone River in Montana where you can find him on the rivers fly fishing or even helping with restoration for better habitat. When not on the water, Cody enjoys chasing local game, introducing future generations to the woods and waterways of Montana and beyond as well as just living life.  Instagram:  @  cody.barr1

Cody Barr

Growing up in Central Texas along the banks of the Little River you could usually find Cody in the fields or on the water. Recipient of the 2002 Texas Governor Award and Texas Wildlife Association Volunteer of the year, Cody volunteered thousands of hours introducing countless youth’s to the woods and waters of Texas.

Cody now resides along the Yellowstone River in Montana where you can find him on the rivers fly fishing or even helping with restoration for better habitat. When not on the water, Cody enjoys chasing local game, introducing future generations to the woods and waterways of Montana and beyond as well as just living life.

Instagram: @cody.barr1


Jake Howard

Growing up an avid outdoorsman, Jake began teaching himself the art of fly fishing at the age of twelve on the Saluda River trout. After graduating from Dutch Fork High School, he moved west to Colorado. There he fished the famed Frying Pan, Blue, Colorado and Arkansas Rivers. It was not long before he began guiding for a local shop where he guided guests on upwards of 100 trips a season. While living in Summit County, Colorado he spent nearly 300 days a year on the water.

In 2003, Jake returned to South Carolina. Since then he has become one of the top performers on the Team Stonefly Competitive Fly Fishing Roster as he competes regularly against some of the top fisherman in the world. Jake also works full time at Barron's Outfitters in downtown Columbia, SC where he has built quite a reputation as the "go to guy" for tips and gear recommendations for the area. In September of 2013, he finally was able to realize his dream of starting a guide service on the waters he grew up on.

Website: www.saludavalleyguidesllc.weebly.com

Email: scswampduck@gmail.com

Instagram: @scflyguide

Logan Martin

Country roads, there is a reason why that is the theme song for West Virginia. It’s on these country roads where I have spent most of my life fishing with my grandfather, father, brothers, and friends. For my 10th birthday I received a fly rod and fly tying kit as a present from my grandfather, and that’s where it all started.

My love for fly fishing started with 4wts, dry flies and nymphs then evolved into 8wts and articulated streamers. I have a sickness for throwing big bugs for that “one” fish. That “one” fish eventually became musky. I still fly fish for trout, bluegill, carp, largemouth, and smallmouth but most of the time that is just to pacify myself until the next musky eat. Remember, just keep grinding.

Instagram: @loganmartin21

Howie Fischer  I grew up across the world as a Navy brat spending time in Arizona, Washington, Illinois, Japan, and Maryland. Growing up a military child is what has given me a great passion to give back to the people that sacrifice so much for this country, as well as supporting a company like Semper Fly Rods. I have always spent as much time as possible in the outdoors: skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, hiking, camping, playing soccer, etc. Five years ago while I was living in Washington, I picked up fly fishing as a life long bass fisherman. Since then, fly fishing has become my passion, devoting time and energy to learning more about the sport and conservation. When I am not able to get out on the water, I am at my desk tying some flies. Being a graduate student, I have been spending a lot of time recently at the bench making some fun creations!  My passion for fly fishing has naturally spilled over into the other areas for my life (and vise versa) which include learning and teaching. I am currently in Seminary studying to become a Pastor, and I work as a Special Education Paraeducator in the public school systems. I enjoy teaching friends and family (including my wife) how to fly fish and drop everything at the chance to introduce someone to the sport. In the summer of 2018 I stepped on board at my local fly shop in Frederick, Maryland where I now only fill in from time to time when help is needed. In 2019 I joined The Mayfly Project as one of their mentors in their Maryland chapter. I am looking forward to applying my knowledge, skills, and love of teaching to help the kiddos involved in my local project. I have hopes to get involved in Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing in the future.  Instagram:  @Howardtheduck23

Howie Fischer

I grew up across the world as a Navy brat spending time in Arizona, Washington, Illinois, Japan, and Maryland. Growing up a military child is what has given me a great passion to give back to the people that sacrifice so much for this country, as well as supporting a company like Semper Fly Rods. I have always spent as much time as possible in the outdoors: skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, hiking, camping, playing soccer, etc. Five years ago while I was living in Washington, I picked up fly fishing as a life long bass fisherman. Since then, fly fishing has become my passion, devoting time and energy to learning more about the sport and conservation. When I am not able to get out on the water, I am at my desk tying some flies. Being a graduate student, I have been spending a lot of time recently at the bench making some fun creations!

My passion for fly fishing has naturally spilled over into the other areas for my life (and vise versa) which include learning and teaching. I am currently in Seminary studying to become a Pastor, and I work as a Special Education Paraeducator in the public school systems. I enjoy teaching friends and family (including my wife) how to fly fish and drop everything at the chance to introduce someone to the sport. In the summer of 2018 I stepped on board at my local fly shop in Frederick, Maryland where I now only fill in from time to time when help is needed. In 2019 I joined The Mayfly Project as one of their mentors in their Maryland chapter. I am looking forward to applying my knowledge, skills, and love of teaching to help the kiddos involved in my local project. I have hopes to get involved in Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing in the future.

Instagram: @Howardtheduck23

Joe “Sgt. Bassfisher” Jackson  Raised in a small town located in southern Indiana, a love of fishing, hunting and wildlife was instilled in Joe at a young age. After 14 years in the Army he found Project Healing Waters and his curiosity in fly fishing and tying bloomed into a love and obsession. He started tying in November 2015, placed second in Project Healing Waters National Fly Tying Contest in 2017. Joe received the Everett Drake Fly Tying Award in 2018. Joe predominately ties flies for small and largemouth bass, with a focus on Deerhair bugs. His realistic art flies like the hummingbird, pheasant, Grinch, kingfisher and others have been sent across the globe. Joe currently lives with his wife and 4 children, all of whom share his love of fly fishing/tying. He believes the most important thing anyone in this industry can do is to get kids out on the water and behind a vise.  Instagram:  @sgt.bassfisher   Website:  www.sgtbassfisher.com

Joe “Sgt. Bassfisher” Jackson

Raised in a small town located in southern Indiana, a love of fishing, hunting and wildlife was instilled in Joe at a young age. After 14 years in the Army he found Project Healing Waters and his curiosity in fly fishing and tying bloomed into a love and obsession. He started tying in November 2015, placed second in Project Healing Waters National Fly Tying Contest in 2017. Joe received the Everett Drake Fly Tying Award in 2018. Joe predominately ties flies for small and largemouth bass, with a focus on Deerhair bugs. His realistic art flies like the hummingbird, pheasant, Grinch, kingfisher and others have been sent across the globe. Joe currently lives with his wife and 4 children, all of whom share his love of fly fishing/tying. He believes the most important thing anyone in this industry can do is to get kids out on the water and behind a vise.

Instagram: @sgt.bassfisher

Website: www.sgtbassfisher.com


Travis De Boer  Travis is an avid outdoorsman, expert fly fisherman, nationally published outdoor media professional and highly sought after fishing guide. He served his country honorably with the 75th Ranger Regiment under special operations command where he learned and developed many skills to include medical training as well as learning the value of using the best equipment and training to maximize success on any mission. Something he applies to the three most important aspects of outdoor adventure. Number one of course being safety, number two being passionate enjoyment of a sport we love and lastly, though hugely important, having success. Travis makes no apologies for his motivation to interact with our target species and prides himself on accomplishing this particular mission at a much more consistent rate than your average crew. The elite combat practices and philosophies he learned while serving our country have translated well into the proficiency with which he guides his clients to fish. You will not find a more motivated and fun loving guide!  Instagram:  @caynonops   Website:  http://www.granderondesteelhead.com/   Email:  Travis De Boer

Travis De Boer

Travis is an avid outdoorsman, expert fly fisherman, nationally published outdoor media professional and highly sought after fishing guide. He served his country honorably with the 75th Ranger Regiment under special operations command where he learned and developed many skills to include medical training as well as learning the value of using the best equipment and training to maximize success on any mission. Something he applies to the three most important aspects of outdoor adventure. Number one of course being safety, number two being passionate enjoyment of a sport we love and lastly, though hugely important, having success. Travis makes no apologies for his motivation to interact with our target species and prides himself on accomplishing this particular mission at a much more consistent rate than your average crew. The elite combat practices and philosophies he learned while serving our country have translated well into the proficiency with which he guides his clients to fish. You will not find a more motivated and fun loving guide!

Instagram: @caynonops

Website: http://www.granderondesteelhead.com/

Email: Travis De Boer

Drake Rees  Fly fishing hasn’t always been a part of my life. I picked up my first fly rod when I was 18 years old. It all began as I was driving by provo river and saw fly fishermen out there casting and it caught my attention. I went to the sportsman store and picked up a rod. I didn’t know what I was doing or anyone who knew how to fly fish to give me some tips. I was pretty lost for quite sometime but after a few months of hitting the river every day, I caught my first fish. Ever since then I have never stopped. I have now been around the world fly fishing. I have also guided up in Alaska and all around Utah. I have also just recently started my own guide service here in Utah. Drake’s Fly Fishing Guide Service.  Instagram:  @drakesflyfishing  ,  @drakerees   Website  https://drakerees26.wixsite.com/drakesflyfishing   Email:  drakerees26@gmail.com

Drake Rees

Fly fishing hasn’t always been a part of my life. I picked up my first fly rod when I was 18 years old. It all began as I was driving by provo river and saw fly fishermen out there casting and it caught my attention. I went to the sportsman store and picked up a rod. I didn’t know what I was doing or anyone who knew how to fly fish to give me some tips. I was pretty lost for quite sometime but after a few months of hitting the river every day, I caught my first fish. Ever since then I have never stopped. I have now been around the world fly fishing. I have also guided up in Alaska and all around Utah. I have also just recently started my own guide service here in Utah. Drake’s Fly Fishing Guide Service.

Instagram: @drakesflyfishing , @drakerees

Website https://drakerees26.wixsite.com/drakesflyfishing

Email: drakerees26@gmail.com


Ted Linczak

Ted Linczak grew up outside of Cleveland Ohio, and was first introduced to the thrill of fishing when he was 7 years old. Equipped with a KMart rod and some old bread, he caught his first bluegill in the local pond down the street from his house. What started as a weekend hobby began to blossom into something more, and it was a few years later that he saved up enough money to buy a basic flyrod outfit. Though he dabbled with fly fishing for a few years, school, and later college, took over most of his time, and it wasn’t until 2013 that Ted came back to his love of catching fish on the fly.

Since then, Ted spends way more time on the water then he can ever admit to his friends and colleagues, fishing both the warm waters of South Carolina, and more frequently the mountain trout streams of North Carolina and Tennessee. His favorite river is the South Holston in Johnson City, Tennessee, and if there was one thing he loves in particular, it’s casting a dry fly to a rising brown.

Ted lives with his wife Rachel in Summerville, SC. They are the owners of Nuvo Images, a wedding and portrait photography studio serving Charleston, SC as well as travel destinations around the country.

Website: www.nuvoimages.com

Instagram: @sohodreaming

Jesse Gardziel  I first discovered my love for fly fishing when I was about 7 or 8. Growing up on a small set of lakes in Connecticut my Dad, Ted Gardziel, taught me how to catch Bass and Panfish on small poppers with a 5wt. I remember how much more excitement fly fishing gave me because as I grew into the sport. I noticed it was more than just tossing the line in the water.  After moving to Colorado in 2014 fly fishing became a huge part of my life. It took a couple of years to figure all of our new local waters out but with time we got the hang of it all. I went from catching small Brookies back in CT to chasing some of the biggest trout I have seen in my life. I wouldn’t do anything to replace the feeling you get when you are stalking a 10lb trout in a small river where you can see straight to the bottom. I think it is safe to say that I’m hooked on trophy trout!  Instagram:  @cotroutbum   Email:  cotroutbumflyfishing@gmail.com

Jesse Gardziel

I first discovered my love for fly fishing when I was about 7 or 8. Growing up on a small set of lakes in Connecticut my Dad, Ted Gardziel, taught me how to catch Bass and Panfish on small poppers with a 5wt. I remember how much more excitement fly fishing gave me because as I grew into the sport. I noticed it was more than just tossing the line in the water.

After moving to Colorado in 2014 fly fishing became a huge part of my life. It took a couple of years to figure all of our new local waters out but with time we got the hang of it all. I went from catching small Brookies back in CT to chasing some of the biggest trout I have seen in my life. I wouldn’t do anything to replace the feeling you get when you are stalking a 10lb trout in a small river where you can see straight to the bottom. I think it is safe to say that I’m hooked on trophy trout!

Instagram: @cotroutbum

Email: cotroutbumflyfishing@gmail.com


 
Ernest Demastus Jr.  Ernest Demastus Jr. is the Owner and Operator of  Recon Fly Fishing, LLC . The business name is derived from his service as an Army Calvary Scout where he specialized in reconnaissance and security. He operates his business out of Central PA where he has resided the last five years. An avid angler most of his life, the last 10 years addicted to fly fishing, he has had the opportunity to travel to destinations such as Mexico, Chile and Europe in pursuit of fish.  Though most of his time is spent fishing the limestone and freestone waters of Pennsylvania and New York, Ernest loves to travel. As an angler, guide and competitive fly fishermen with  Team Livin on the Fly , he believes the most important thing he can do is ensure that fly fishing can be carried on to future generations. Ernest is making this happen through devoting a lot of his time to cold water conservation organizations. He is currently a board member of the  John Kennedy Trout Unlimited  chapter as well as a member of the  Little Juanita River Association.  In addition Ernest is devoted to helping veterans with the healing aspects of fly fishing where he is currently a coordinator for the Trout Unlimited Veterans Service Partnership.  Email:  cavscout8604@gmail.com   Instagram:  @  recon_fly_fishing   Facebook:  Recon Fly Fishing   Website:  http://reconflyfishing.com/

Ernest Demastus Jr.

Ernest Demastus Jr. is the Owner and Operator of Recon Fly Fishing, LLC. The business name is derived from his service as an Army Calvary Scout where he specialized in reconnaissance and security. He operates his business out of Central PA where he has resided the last five years. An avid angler most of his life, the last 10 years addicted to fly fishing, he has had the opportunity to travel to destinations such as Mexico, Chile and Europe in pursuit of fish.

Though most of his time is spent fishing the limestone and freestone waters of Pennsylvania and New York, Ernest loves to travel. As an angler, guide and competitive fly fishermen with Team Livin on the Fly, he believes the most important thing he can do is ensure that fly fishing can be carried on to future generations. Ernest is making this happen through devoting a lot of his time to cold water conservation organizations. He is currently a board member of the John Kennedy Trout Unlimited chapter as well as a member of the Little Juanita River Association. In addition Ernest is devoted to helping veterans with the healing aspects of fly fishing where he is currently a coordinator for the Trout Unlimited Veterans Service Partnership.

Email: cavscout8604@gmail.com

Instagram: @recon_fly_fishing

Facebook: Recon Fly Fishing

Website: http://reconflyfishing.com/

 
Josh Spano  I’ve lived in the Pacific Northwest all of my life. I started fly fishing at 10 with my grandfather and have loved it ever since. I’m a former Combat Medic and currently a Police Detective. If I’m not working, I’m constantly taking my kids, my wife, or other people out onto the many waters we have here in Bend, Oregon. I have a heart for non-profit work and enjoy getting police, fire, and veterans out to fish as it is my stress release! Through a group started by a bunch of us at work, @tightbluelines, we are able to accomplish this goal. If it’s too cold to fish (which it never is) I’m out in the woods chasing deer, elk, totes, or cats!    Email: rideredjs@gmail.com   Instagram: @oregondonorjs   Guide instagram:  @tightbluelines

Josh Spano

I’ve lived in the Pacific Northwest all of my life. I started fly fishing at 10 with my grandfather and have loved it ever since. I’m a former Combat Medic and currently a Police Detective. If I’m not working, I’m constantly taking my kids, my wife, or other people out onto the many waters we have here in Bend, Oregon. I have a heart for non-profit work and enjoy getting police, fire, and veterans out to fish as it is my stress release! Through a group started by a bunch of us at work, @tightbluelines, we are able to accomplish this goal. If it’s too cold to fish (which it never is) I’m out in the woods chasing deer, elk, totes, or cats!

Email:rideredjs@gmail.com

Instagram:@oregondonorjs

Guide instagram: @tightbluelines