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

 

 

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

 

  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:    R    econ Fly Fishing              

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Shyanne Munson

This 27 year old Iowa native is an Orthopedic Nurse who simply loves fly fishing, specifically targeting trout all around Colorado. Heading out weekly or more, she is often accompanied by Reed on her fishing excursions.

Shy appreciates the hunt involved with trout fishing and being outdoors enjoying her surroundings.  When she is not on the water, she enjoys hiking and mountaineering. She has a goal to climb all 54 of Colorado’s 14ers (Mountains with peaks of at least 14,000 ft) in the next 3 years. So far she has already accomplished 17 of them! Together with Reed, Shy continues to grow as an avid fly angler and was beneficial in helping demo the Semper Fly Rods 3wt out west for the first time.

Instagram: @shylikesmtns

 

Josh Calkins

Based out of Montrose, Colorado, this family man has a serious fly fishing addiction. Beginning as a toddler, Josh followed his father around the river banks of Western Colorado where he was born and raised. Growing up, he had the opportunity to guide privately and fish from Colorado to Montana. For Josh fly fishing and tying flies is more of a mindset than a hobby or career.

When not on the water, he enjoys riding motorcycles, taking photographs, cross country skiing and spending time with his wife, son and two dogs. Josh is just a regular guy, with a regular job fortunate enough to have enough free time to fish when he wants and a family that supports his healthy addiction.

Email:  bigerrfish@yahoo.com 

Instagram: @joshcbiggerfish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kim Rowland-Dollins

I am a dreamer of beautiful sunsets and drifting slowly down river with not a care in the world.  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.

 As a single mom unwillingly planning for my daughters to fly to coop soon, I would drive a few miles to our nearby Little Red River and watch the folks fly fish.  Finding peace out in nature near this river, while watching folks fly fish, gave me motivation to become a fly fisher myself. I bought my first fly rod at age 45 and every weekend when my daughters would go to their Dad’s, I would grab my fly rod and head to the river.  Soon after going to the river every weekend, with the guidance and patience of another great fly fisherman, I landed my first 29 inch brown trout!  Well, I was quickly obsessed with my newfound sport that, I wanted to become proficient!  After my girls left home for college and marriage, I continued to pursue my passion of fly fishing! I sold my home in Searcy and moved to the banks of the Little Red River, so I could have more time on the water hunting trout! After moving to the river, I became a Grandmother.  And I had to name my new place after my first grandson, Ryder.   With great pride as a fly fishing Grandmother, I taught my first grandson all I knew about fly fishing and as soon as he could walk, he had on waders and a fly rod butt in his hand.  He became great at fly fishing by the time he was four!  Now 8 years old he is getting good at tying flies and showing his younger brother “the ropes” and “tight lines”!  After  many schools, classes, private lessons, guide trips and practice, practice, practice and many large browns since, I found myself being asked to teach others and take them fishing, primarily women and young children.

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:

Instagram:@rydersrunguideservice

Facebook: Kim Rowland-Dollins

Email:kimdollins@yahoo.com

 

 

 

  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

 

 

 

 

 

 

  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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reed Katzmann

Originally from Central Iowa, Reed grew up fishing bass and walleye. Even though he owned a fly rod, he barely used it or knew how. After college, he took a job working in Loveland, CO where he began to fish during time off, meeting people and getting and idea of what Colorado fishing was all about. Eventually meeting up with a guide in Estes, he was taken on as a new guide and that following spring he began working with another shop in Longmont, CO. 

This spring marks Reed’s second year of guiding and although still considered new he has proven his ability to bring fish to the net. A lifer learner, Reed often enjoys his passion for chasing trout through Colorado with fellow Iowa native and Semper Fly Rods Pro Team member Shy.

Website: http://www.scotssportinggoods.com/

http://www.laughinggrizzlyflyshop.net/

Instagram: @gettrouted

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

  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