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WCA Fly Fishing Guides:

WCA Fly Fishing Guides - Jackson Hole - A. J. Sanders

AJ SANDERS

AJ is one of WorldCast Anglers Head Guides. Born and bred a true outdoorsman, AJ grew up planting and harvesting on the plains of Iowa. His overwhelming desire to explore the mountains and rivers brought him to Jackson Hole in 1996 where he quickly made a name for himself as one of the valleys top fishing guides and skiing instructors. AJ has an innate ability to discern anglers skill and comfort levels and works hard to create a fun and challenging learning environment. He loves to work with anglers of all abilities, but his uncanny talent lies in his gift to turn the first-day novice into a competent angler. AJ lives in Jackson with his wife Tory and two boys, Atticus and Oliver.

 

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WCA Fly Fishing Guides - Jackson Hole - Ben RoersBEN ROGERS

Ben is from upstate New York, where he grew up hunting and fishing throughout the area and the Adirondack park. Being from a family of avid outdoorsmen, Ben naturally developed a strong affinity for being in wild places and chasing fish.  After graduating from St. Lawrence University, Ben left the trout and warm water fish of the Adirondacks and moved to the Tetons to explore the rivers of the west. Shortly there after, Ben graduated from the western rivers guide school and continued pursuing his passion for fishing and sharing it with others. His love for the outdoors, and easy going nature, make any day spent fishing with Ben enjoyable. In addition to being obsessed with catching fish, Ben enjoys tying flies and photography. Read more about Ben and his fishing adventures at lostwaterfly.com

 

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WCA Fly Fishing Guides - Jackson Hole - B ill Happersett

BILL HAPPERSETT

A thirty-year resident of Jackson Hole, Bill Happersett has been guiding for 25+ years and was one of the original WCA fly fishing guides. He guided 5 years on Little Cayman Island in B.W.I. for bonefish, baby tarpon, and permit. Bill has been with Bressler Outfitters/WorldCast Anglers since day one in the early 80’s. The thrill is not gone!

 

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BRAD BOYER

Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Guide - Brad Boyer

Brad is from Baltimore, Maryland where he grew up hunting and fishing on the Chesapeake Bay. Brad attended Washington College in Chestertown, MD where he earned a degree in Business Management. During his college summers Brad worked as a fly fishing guide at the A Bar A Ranch in Encampment, WY. After graduating Brad made the move to Jackson full time. He now spends his summers guiding and winters skiing and fishing.

 

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BRENDA SWINNEY

WCA Fly Fishing Guides - Jackson Hole - Brenda Swinney

Brenda grew up in the Kansas City area, fishing with her family in the Missouri Ozarks for crappie, bass and catfish. She attended the Kansas City Art Institute and earned her BFA in Painting from the University of Kansas. After a decade-long career as a chef, and finding herself headed toward the wedding catering industry, she chose instead to head west and pursue her wildest dream (at the time, that is) of being a flyfishing guide. She attended Western Rivers Guide School in 1997, and has happily guided on the South Fork each summer since. Brenda has been featured on Flyfish Television and Sporting Fly’s Snake River Idaho DVD. Her “Plan B” (her friends call her “B”) fly pattern is a local favorite and was featured in Fly Tyer magazine. Brenda spends her winters in her Kansas City studio painting landscapes from the South Fork of the Snake River and Greater Yellowstone Territory. You can view her art at a couple of local fly shops and on her website, www.mightyreel.com. Brenda is an excellent teacher who has won over many rookies with her passion and patience. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned angler, you can expect a day spent with Brenda to improve your casting, technique, knowledge and enjoyment of fly fishing.

 

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BRIAN GROSETH

Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Guide - Brian Groseth

The lure of the Tetons and the endless fishing opportunities around Jackson Hole brought Brian here from Colorado. After completion of the Western Rivers Guide School, he found his calling. He’s a knowledgeable and friendly guide whose energy and enthusiasm are highlighted while on the river. Whether you’re just a beginner or a seasoned veteran with a fly rod, you’ll have an enjoyable experience with “G”.

 

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BRIAN JOHNSON

Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Guide - Brian Johnson

Brian was introduced to fly fishing at a young age in backcountry streams in his home state of Colorado. His outdoor pursuits, eventually led him to the University of Montana in Missoula. He spent all of his free time chasing wild trout in local fisheries of Rock Creek, The Big Blackfoot and Bitterroot Rivers. This love for rivers led him into guiding both rafting and fly fishing trips in the rivers surrounding Glacier National Park and Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. The combination of premier trout streams and towering mountains eventually led him to Jackson Hole. Brian cherishes every moment spent on the water, continually looking forward to teaching and sharing his knowledge, experience, and love for the sport with guests on the river.

 

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BRIAN MCCABE

Henry's Fork Fly Fishing Guide - Brian McCabe

Brian grew up in Idaho and Wisconsin and has dedicated his life to enjoying the outdoors. From skiing the mountains of Colorado to kayaking the rivers of North Carolina, his journeys have taken him through the cycles of water, I live my life for gravity motion. Brian has worked many aspects of the fly-fishing industry and is represented his knowledge and ideas. In 1999 he started his guiding career under the WorldCast Anglers outfitting license and has spend every summer since showing off what Idaho and Wyoming have to offer. Brian’s up beat attitude and excitement of the outdoors can be seen with a day on the water with him. He loves a blank slate to work with and is patient with those who may be lesser experienced in fly-fishing.

 

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CAM HOPKINS

Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Guide - Cam Hopkins

Cam is from Thomaston, Georgia, and has spent his entire life in the woods and on the water. Hunting, fishing, camping, canoeing, boating and water skiing have taken him all over the U.S., Canada, and even to Argentina. He and his two brothers were effectively raised outdoors and this lifestyle certainly spawned his passion for fly fishing. Although he mostly fished the rivers of the Southeast near his home and mountain lake house, it was vacations out west with his family where developed his great love for this region’s waters. Upon graduating from the University of Georgia, he immediately headed to Jackson Hole to pursue this dream of guiding. Coupling this passion with his enjoyment of people and ease of friendship, it is very natural that Cam has joined WorldCast and its team of professionals.

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CASEY BIRKHOLZ

Henry's Fork Fly Fishing Guide - Casey Birkholz

Ever since picking up a fly rod at the age of three, Casey had a crazy fascination with fish.  He would play sick in elementary school to go fish the local pond for perch. Guiding since 1999, that same fascination has never grown old on Casey.  In fact, “When I am not thinking about fishing, I am still thinking about fishing!” He was lucky enough to grow up very close to the Henry’s Fork River, and still to this day thinks it is the “Perfect” river. Casey spends the winter teaching history to high school students in North Ogden, Utah. A true educator in the classroom and on the water, Casey has the knowledge and patience for the true beginner as well as the seasoned fly fishing veteran. Casey has been featured on the Outdoor Channel and enjoys the true guiding lifestyle. His goal is to get people to simply forget about the outside world for just one day while you are in his boat. If you are looking for a float trip on the South Fork, a walk/wade trip on the Ranch, or whitewater in the Teton Canyon, Casey can do it all.

 

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Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Guide - C.G. Sipe

C.G. SIPE

C.G. grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago, and developed a passion for fishing at his parent’s cabin in Ontario, Canada were he spent his summers. After 12 years in the financial services industry (including being a financial adviser with Morgan Stanley and a options trader at the C.B.O.E.), C.G. wanted to change careers, and attended the Western River’s Guide School, and joined the WCA staff as a guide. C.G. has attended Joan Wulff’s fly casting school and has guided trips for warm water and cold water species in Wisconsin and Ontario. CG serves as WorldCast Angler’s Head of Outfitting and COO, as well as a guide. He enjoys working with both beginners and seasoned anglers.

 

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CURT HAMBY

Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Guide - Curt Hamby

Curt grew up in Texas where he learned at an early age to hunt and fish and enjoy the great outdoors. After graduating from Baylor University, Curt moved to Boulder, CO where he worked in the bicycling industry. Fly fishing was becoming more of a passion than a hobby and he moved to Summit County, CO working as a ski patroller and whitewater guide. He spent 5 years in the area fishing the rivers, lakes and creeks. However, after countless trips to the Jackson area and fishing the big waters in the area, Curt found his calling as a fishing guide on the Snake, South Fork, Green, Teton, Henry’s Fork River and our local reservoirs and lakes. During the winter, Curt spends his time as a member of the Jackson Hole Ski Patrol. He lives in Victor with his wife, Shannon and daughter, Cadence.

 

Curt is on the pro staffs of Kaenon Polarized Sunglasses, Hatch reels, Howler Bros, Fishpond and Clackacraft drift boats.

 

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DEREK HUTTON

Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Guide - Derek Hutton

Derek was born in East Tennessee near Great Smoky Mountain National Park. He attended prep school in Deerfield, MA and graduated from Washington & Lee University in 1993 with a degree in geology. A geology field course first brought Derek to the Tetons and Yellowstone National Park in 1992. The next summer he returned with his father to fly fish Yellowstone National Park, Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming. He returned often to fish and ski. In 2005, he decided to turn his avocations into his full time professions. In the winter Derek can be found enjoying the heavy snowfall and deep powder at Grand Targhee Resort in Alta, Wyoming teaching alpine skiing. Derek is passionate about spending as much time as he can on the rivers and in the mountains and that passion is experienced everyday on the water with Derek. Derek is also a board member of Friends of the Teton River, conservation group in Teton Vally that supports, protects and educates others on the Teton River Basin and its threats to that unique watershed. Derek lives in Victor, ID with his wife Margaret and their two sons, Reed and Ryan.

 

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DRAKE MUNSON

Henry's Fork Fly Fishing Guide - Drake Munson

Drake was born and raised 5 miles from the South Fork of the Snake in Rigby, ID. With a natural affinity to the outdoors he has spent his whole life fishing, learning, and exploring the waters of SE Idaho. Entering his 14th year of guiding he is convinced that he knows less and less about fly fishing with every passing season and appreciates all of the knowledge learned and shared with him by friends. He looks forward to every second spent rowing, guiding, fishing and spending time on the water with others. Drake splits his time between Salt Lake City, Ut and Ashton, Id with his wife Lora and their new baby boy and girl.

 

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ERIC EZELL

WCA Fly Fishing GuidesEric grew up in Nashville, Tennessee fishing for anything with fins with his brother, Will. He attends Auburn University and is pursuing a degree in American History. He is a graduate of the WCA Western Rivers Guide School. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced angler, Eric’s calm and friendly attitude will make for a great day on the river.

 

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ERIK WHITE

Henry's Fork Fly Fishing Guide - Erik White

Erik White (Whitey) was raised in Truckee, California near Lake

Tahoe, and is now a resident of Driggs, Idaho. Most of Erik’s youth was consumed with fishing and whitewater rafting in the Sierras. Erik’s ten year whitewater guiding career, brought him all over Northern California, Colorado, Arizona, Mexico, and finally to Idaho. Here he led six day wilderness trips on the Middle Fork of the Salmon combining whitewater and fly fishing. After five seasons on the Middle Fork of the Salmon, he migrated to the rivers in the beautiful Teton area. Guiding since 1990, his experience will ensure you a good day on the water! Erik believes that a good day fishing should not only include catching fish, but should also be an escape into the beauty of these amazing rivers!

 

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GEORGE WHITE

Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Guide - George WhiteBorn and raised in the wilds of East Lansing, Michigan, a fly rod was forced into George’s hands at the tender age of four. Being a terminal victim of “the fever”, George’s father Gil took his sons on countless fishing excursions for salmon, steelhead, and trout all over the fabled waters of Northern Michigan. A “family vacation” usually meant a fishing trip in the White’s house. After a fishing hiatus through his rebellious teen years, George moved to Montana to attend college. It was here, before his freshman year, guiding whitewater outside of Glacier National Park, that the epiphany occurred. Dad was right all along….catching fish with flies is as good as it gets! After four wonderful seasons with Glacier Anglers, George was “all in” and ready to make a career of harassing aquatic wildlife with hooks. Fate led him back to the beloved Tetons of his youth where George found his dream job at World Cast Anglers. It has been six years and “Jorge” has never looked back. He revels in the diversity of the fishery here taking full advantage of the area’s endless opportunities. The unpredictable nature of dealing with wild rivers and fish make everyday a new adventure, and there’s nothing that George enjoys more than sharing that adventure with his beloved friends/clients. When not fishing, George can be found at home, as he really doesn’t have any other hobbies.

 

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GEORGE WOODWARD

george-woodwardGeorge is originally from Denver, CO where he grew up fishing throughout the Rocky Mountain Region. Some of his earliest memories involved casting to brookies on small streams in the Colorado high country. His passion for the sport grew while attending the University of Colorado at Boulder. George’s college summers were spend guiding at the A Bar A Ranch on the banks of the North Platte river in Encampment, WY. Upon graduation, George moved to Jackson, WY to pursue his passion for guiding and the outdoors.

 

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GORDON HIGHT

Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Guide - Gordon HightBorn in Rome, Georgia; Gordon now calls Victor, ID home. He’s chased various fresh and saltwater species in nineteen states in the US and internationally in British Columbia, New Zealand and Mongolia.  Formerly a high school principal and teacher of Economics and US History, Gordon also works as a photographer and specializes in fly fishing images printed on aluminum. He maintains an online portfolio and blog at FlyCasters.net.  Gordon studied economics at the University of Virginia and earned an MBA at the University of Georgia, and while he takes college football very seriously, even more important to him is creating memorable experiences on the water and helping clients advance their angling skills.  Gordon is currently pursuing and MFA in creative writing at Sewanee: the University of the South.

 

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HOPE STRONG

 

Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Guide - Hope Strong

Hope Strong came to Teton Valley in the summer of 2001 to work for the Teton Valley News as a reporter and photographer. He graduated from the Western Rivers Guide School weeks after his departure from the Teton Valley News and has worked in the fishing industry during the past years in North and South America. The combination of Hope’s love of area rivers and his passion for storytelling and news reporting create a special day on the water for any angler of any skill level. Hope and his wife, Janice, live in Tetonia, ID with their son Hope the V.

 

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JOE HARRIS

Born and raised in North Carolina, Joe Harris grew up in the outdoors. He spent every spare minute hunting and fishing around the house as well as in the mountains and the coast. Coming from a fly fishing family he and his brother started at a young age spending every family vacation chasing trout, tarpon, bass, albacore or whatever was in season at the time.  Beginning in 2009 he began working in the Jackson area in the summers and the waters surrounding this beautiful area captured his attention.  After graduating from The University of The South: Sewanee in 2012 he decided to stay continue his guiding career. Spending time guiding in Alaska and fishing for himself around the country from Montana to Islamorada, Florida; Joe lives to take people fishing. A patient angler and knowledgeable about the area, he is a fun guide to spend a day on the water with whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned fly angler.  

 

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JESSE WILLCOX

WCA Fly Fishing GuidesJesse lives in beautiful Teton Valley, Idaho with his wife Leah and their three children, Addison, Braylon and Olivia. He was born and raised not too far off from Jackson, Wyoming where he found his passion in fly fishing at a fairly young age. Jesse learned to fly fishing on the small tributaries near the Grand Tetons including the well-known Flat Creek, the Firehole River in Yellowstone National Park and the small creeks in the less explored Gros Ventre mountain range. Jesse worked for a brief time at Jack Dennis Sports in Jackson with fly fishing figures Jeff Currier and Scott Sanchez before beginning a career in law enforcement. His true passion however is fly fishing and in 2015 he took the opportunity to attend the Western Rivers Guide School. Jesse continues to share his enthusiasm for fly fishing with those who are less experienced to those who are masters of the art. He would love to have the opportunity to do so with anyone who is ready for a fun day on the river.

 

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KASEY COLLINS

Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Guide - Kasey Collins

Kasey’s life-long adventure of fishing began on Badger Creek here in Teton Valley, Idaho. As a boy, he fished for cutthroat trout with live grasshoppers. Now the proud father to son Jacob and daughter Carly, Kasey has enjoyed a long career guiding the incredible fly fishing water around Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Teton Valley, Idaho area. Creator of the renowned “Creature” dry fly, Kasey loves tying flies, sneaking up on picky fish, and can occasionally be found hunting bonefish in the Bahamas. Kasey is actively involved with Teton Valley Trout Unlimited chapter and works to restore and protect the majestic Teton River and its tributaries. Fishing with Kasey is an exciting experience where “fun is the first priority… and catching fish sure is fun!”

 

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KEITH SMITH

Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Guide - Keith Smith

Keith Smith is native to Wyoming. Born in Casper he has been fortunate to fish a lot of water in the great state of Idaho and Wyoming. From the far reaches of Laramie to the Tetons, he has fished it all. Keith attended Casper College and the University of Wyoming where he studied biology. When Keith was not in school, he worked on guest ranches throughout Wyoming as a wrangler, fishing guide and hunting guide. Drawn to the allure of the Tetons, Keith pursued his passion for the outdoors where he hunts, fishes and spends as much time outdoors as possible. Keith now lives in Victor, ID where you will be hard pressed to find him standing around. Always on the prowl for some excitement, he brings a vivid flavor to guiding for WorldCast Anglers.

 

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KEVIN EMERY

Jackson Hole Fly Fishing GuideBorn in Ohio and raised in Arizona, Kevin moved to the Tetons in 1996 after graduating from Northern Arizona University, earning a degree in Parks and Recreation Management with and Education emphasis. As a passionate outdoorsman, Kevin’s spring and summers are focused on fishing and guiding trips. During the fall, he is a shotgun loader for an upland bird hunting lodge, stalks big game with a traditional bow and hunts upland birds with his two Brittanys. Kevin spends winters as a Snowboard Instructor at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort where he was awarded the 2016 Youth Snowboard Institutor of the year. Always in a teaching, coaching or guiding role, Kevin is know for his patience, quality instruction and professional demeanor. Whether you’re a first day novice or an accomplished angler, Kevin can help take your skill set to the next level.

 

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MIKE BEAN

Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Guide - Mike Bean

Mike Bean is from Blackfoot, Idaho and has been a professional fly fishing guide for over 20 years. Mike is married to Melissa, and has two children, Karly and Bobby. Mike grew up in a fly fishing family. Mike was introduced to fly fishing from his father and older brother. Mike’s father “Bob” was an innovative fly tier who developed many patterns for local rivers in SE Idaho. Mike was introduced to guiding from his older brother “Tom” who was a professional guide on the South Fork. Mike spends winter and spring months in Pullman, Washington where he guides for steelhead, and Idaho Falls, Idaho during the summer and fall on the South Fork. Before coming to WorldCast, Mike guided 14 years for The Lodge at Palisades Creek and was their head guide for 7 years. Mike has spent time guiding in Chile and Argentina. Mike is a Simms Ambassador, Prostaff member with Clackacraft, Fly designer for Orvis, and has been featured in Fly Tyer magazine. Mike earned Idaho Top Guide in the Jackson Hole One Fly Contest in 2008 and 2009. Mike was selected Guide of the Year for the 2012 One Fly Contest. Every day is a good day fishing with Mike.

 

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MIKE JANSSEN

Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Guide- Mike Janssen

Mike was born in Lausanne, Switzerland. Upon graduating from St. Lawrence University he attended the Western Rivers Guide School in 1994. Under the direction of Joe Bressler, Mike quickly learned the key components to successful guiding. As a winner of the One Fly Top Guide award, Mike understands the key mechanisms to guiding all ability levels. He enjoys the challenges and looks forward to guiding vicariously through the anglers that hop in his boat. Mike married a local gal, Paige, and has three awesome kids, Nicholas, Owen and Stella. During the winter, Mike works at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort as a ski instructor, back country guide, trainer and examiner. After 18+ years of guiding, every day is a new one with unknown big trout waiting to be had.

 

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MIKE MEDVECZ

Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Guide - Mike Medvecz

Originally from the Midwest, Mike spent his youth exploring the lakes and river systems of northern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Even with the distraction of the many spring fed creeks and rivers within the vicinity of UW-Madison, he earned undergrad and graduate degrees studying wildlife biology and environmental monitoring, including a few courses in entomology. After graduating, Mike followed his passion for open spaces and wild trout where his enthusiasm for the sport of fly fishing became an obsession. Continuing wildlife work allowed him to fish many remote and pristine areas of the Northwest and much of Alaska. Mike then decided to make his living doing what he enjoys most. Mike takes pleasure in teaching others and finds as much satisfaction in seeing his friends and clients catch fish as he does in catching them himself. His patience, appreciation for the natural world, and drive for success make a day in Mike’s boat one to be remembered.

 

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MIKEY HEMKENS

Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Guide - Mikey Hemkens

Mikey is originally from Eureka, Missouri and has been fishing ever since he was in diapers. Growing up in the Mid-west, he spent most of his spring and summer days chasing catfish, bass, bluegill, and crappie. Mikey is the 6th of 7 children but his two older brothers changed his angling life by teaching him how to fly fish. In high school Mikey traveled the globe fishing on the U.S. National Youth Fly Fishing Team. In 2008, he placed 9th individually out of 60 competitors in the World Championships held in Portugal. Mikey graduated with a Communications degree from DePauw University in the spring of 2011 where he played four years of varsity football. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or a complete beginner, Mikey will share his knowledge of the outdoors with anyone who steps in his boat. Mikey’s sense of humor and easy going attitude make for a great day on the water no matter what the fishing conditions are like.

 

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NATHAN MACHEEL

Jackson Hole Fishing Guide

After graduating from high school in Madison, Wisconsin, Nathan moved to Bozeman, Montana to attend college. While studying marketing and entrepreneurship, Nathan spent his first summer in Gardiner, Montana as a raft guide. Here he developed a passion for the river. The next seven summers were spent on the Flathead river system near Glacier National Park as a multi-day trip leader for rafting and fishing trips in the Bob Marshall Wildness. He now spends his summers guiding in the lower Yellowstone Ecosystem around Jackson Hole and Teton Valley and winters in Salt Lake City, UT.

 

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NOLAN BLUNTZER

Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Guide - Nolan Bluntzer

Nolan is originally from New Braunfels Texas. If he had to choose to do one thing for the rest of his life, it would be guiding and helping others enjoy the sport. Introduced to fly fishing by a family friend when he was teenager, he has developed a passion for the sport that continues to grow today. Nolan has been fortunate enough to travel to many international destination to fish for different species; however, he believes that the Teton Valley and Snake River drainages are the finest in the world. His outgoing personality, patience, and desire to help his clients succeed make him a great match for novices and experts. When he is not guiding, he enjoys tying flies and spending time with his wife Katherine, daughter Nora Jane, and labrador Stella.

 

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PETE ERICKSON

Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Guide - Pete Erickson

Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Pete received an early introduction to fly fishing. His parent’s love of the sport enabled him to experience some of the world’s great fly fishing Meccas at a very young age. Pete has explored places such as: Alaska, Florida, British Columbia, Europe, the Olympic Peninsula and the Rockies. Pete received his B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oregon, and then his Masters in English from Boise State University. Combining his love of fishing and teaching, Pete is a 9th grade English teacher as well as an accomplished guide. Pete has appeared on ESPN, ESPN2, Verses, ABC Sports, and The Outdoor Channel. Pete is a member of the Clackacraft Pro-staff. Pete also won the 2008 National Team Championship with the USA Fly Fishing Team. He also adds an ESPN Outdoor Games Gold Medal to his list of accomplishments.

 

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ROD BOWDEN

Henry's Fork Fly Fishing Guide - Rob Bowden

Rod has been guiding on western rivers since the mid eighties, and his love for fly fishing has taken him all over North and South America. With deep family roots in Montana, Rod has called Utah and Idaho his place of residence. But the place he calls home are the trout filled rivers and lakes of the west. With a great working knowledge and a background of teaching, Rod gives a true insight on the sport of fly fishing. Rod believes we never stop learning this sport, we only increase our knowledge and understanding of our goals. From beginner to expert there is something for everyone to gain from fishing with Rod.

 

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RYAN CHRISTENSEN

Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Guide - Ryan Christensen

Ryan grew up in Idaho a fifth generation potato farmer. He comes from a long line of outdoorsmen.
Living in Eastern Idaho it was no accident fishing and skiing are his favorite past times. After completing
Western Rivers guide school he knew what he wanted to do. He is eager to continue the quest to learn
more about the Rivers and fishing, knowing it is an endless journey. Ryan loves sharing his knowledge
and enjoys interacting with people from all over. Whether fishing with a beginner or and experienced
angler you are sure to have a great day on the water.

 

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TREVOR WINE

WCA Fly Fishing Guides - Jackson Hole - Trevor Wine

Trevor started teaching people to cast fly rods and catch fish in northern Virgina and Maryland in 1997.   He migrated to the Lake Tahoe area and guided from 1999 until 2007.  Since 2007, Trevor has been working with WorldCast Anglers.  He is a full time guide 8 months of the year.  The other 4 months are filled with fishing, duck hunting, upland bird hunting and snowboarding in the Tetons.  Trevor is well educated in all techniques of fly casting and fly fishing.  Combined with his good stories and warm nature laughter, a day on the water with Trevor is always full of learning, fun and excitement.

 

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TYLER HALLQUIST

WCA Fly Fishing GuidesTyler grew up in the Midwest chasing everything from bass, walleye and panfish in his home state of Indiana to the native brookies of northern Michigan. His passion for the outdoors took shape as he pursued his Eagle Scout rank as a Boy Scout. He further honed his outdoor skills during a NOLS semester in the Southwest. This formative experience also solidified a need to spend time amount the rivers and mountains of the West, a dream he realized in 2003 when he moved to Jackson, Wyoming after graduating from Purdue University. En route to completing the Western Rivers Guide School and becoming a guide, Tyler has cooed in backcountry elk camps, managed the Jackson Hole Orvis Store, hosted at WCA’s South Fork Hilton, instructed at the Orvis Fly Fishing School in Key Largo, served on the Jackson Hole Trout Unlimited board and explored the countless waters of greater Yellowstone. A natural and passionate fly fishing instructor, Tyler invites anglers of all abilites to join him on the water to improve their skills and have a blast.

 

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VANCE FREED

Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Guide - Vance Freed

Vance Freed began his fly fishing odyssey at age 10 in his hometown of Trumbull, CT where he would rise before dawn to pursue the resident sunfish in the neighborhood pond. This was only the beginning of many glaring signs that would lead him to his future career as a guide. 20 years later, having naturally undergone the metamorphosis that would leave guiding as his most obvious and beloved livelihood, he said goodbye to his job in television, spent three days camping and fishing on the famed Housatonic River in CT and headed west. Vance is one of the head guides. He guides upwards of 130 days a year on the South Fork, Snake, Salt, Green and Teton rivers. He has also served as our Camp Manager and guide at Los Torres Lodge in South America during 2006 and was the second American to ever work as a guide in the Seychelles Islands, located 1000 miles off the coast of South Africa in the majestic Indian Ocean. Now a resident of Jackson, WY, Vance divides his time guiding and fishing over the entire western United States. He has many clients he now counts as friends and the unique aura of a man that truly loves his job.

 

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WILL EZELL

WCA Fly Fishing GuidesWill grew up in Nashville, Tennessee with his brother Eric. He moved to East Tennessee where he attends East Tennessee State University and is working on a degree in parks and recreation management. He graduated from the Western Rivers Guide School and loves fishing the waters of Idaho and Wyoming. Will enjoys taking out all levels of anglers and his laid back attitude will make for a great day on the water.

 

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WILL FROHLICH

Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Guide - Will Frohlich

Born and raised in a small fishing town in southwest Florida, Will started operating boats and fishing at an early age. He spent most of his free time stalking redfish, tarpon, and snook on the flats of Charlotte Harbor. Being exposed to the outdoors at such a young age, Will developed a great appreciation for what it had to offer. After graduating from Elon University in North Carolina with a business degree, Will decided to pack his bags and head west. Fortunate enough to have traveled the world to different fly fishing destinations, Will found his true passion in guiding the beautiful rivers of Wyoming and Idaho. Whether you are a novice or an expert, stalking bonefish or casting for trout, Will is a great guide to spend the day with.

 

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ZACH BARRETT

Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Guide - Zach Barrett

Zack Barrett, originally from Boston Massachusetts, found his way to the Tetons via the University of Montana in Missoula, MT with a short stay in Colorado.  He now calls Driggs and the surrounding waters his home.  Zack is a patient and hard working guide who believes the best friendships are made on the river.  Whether you are a seasoned angler or just trying something new, Zack will adjust to your skill level and give you a memorable fishing experience.

 

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