Fly Fishing Guide AJ Sanders
AJ Sanders

AJ is a natural fit as Head Instructor of the Western Rivers Guide school for several reasons, not least because of his passion and love for the outdoors. A.J.’s methodology is grounded in experiential knowledge based not only the success of his fishing career, but on the ideas and methods of one of the best guide staffs in the country. This collaborative approach has also helped A.J. develop his talent for matching any given student’s unique learning style with the appropriate teaching style. Of knowledge itself, A.J.’s approach is complemented by years of studying moving water, not only as a skillful water water kayaker, but certified by the American Canoe Association in whitewater paddling instruction and swift water rescue. His ability to successfully relay his understanding of moving water, both in terms of rowing and fishing is excellent. Last, A.J. believes that learning is an art unto itself, regardless of the topic. Even so, he can never get enough of water or snow and so spends his winters as an Instructor and Backcountry guide for the Jackson Hole Mountain resort. A.J. lives in Jackson with his wife Tory and their two boys Atticus and Oliver.

 

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Bill Happersett Fly Fishing Guide
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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Brenda Swinney

Head Guide

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

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 Fly Fishing Guide
Brian Johnson

Head Guide

Brian grew up in Denver, Colorado where he was introduced to fly fishing on backcountry streams at a young age. His passion for the outdoors led him to the University of Montana where he spent his free time chasing wild trout and powder turns. He began his guiding career on the rivers surrounding Glacier National Park, which also gave him a solid foundation in running whitewater. He loves being on the water and the humbling learning process that defines fly fishing. His passion for teaching led him to be an instructor in the Western Rivers Guide School where he enjoys mentoring new guides through experiential learning. His goal is to help educate river users to be safe, to respect the resource, and catch a few nice fish along the journey. Brian lives in Victor with his wife, son, and dog Ruby.

 

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South Fork Fishing Report
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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Casey Birkholz. 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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Henrys Fork Fishing Report
Cliff Knight

Cliff Knight, born and raised in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains in Rome, GA. There he enjoyed an early introduction to the world of fly fishing by fishing for striped bass in his local fisheries. Cliff studied hydrology at the University of Georgia and focused his studies on nutrient loading in Appalachian rivers. After spending a couple of summers bumming around the greater Yellowstone ecosystem, he decided it was time to make the full time move to Teton Valley. His passion for rivers and background in whitewater kayaking made it an easy choice. He attended the Western Rivers guide school and immediately realized he had found what he loves to do. Cliff enjoys sharing this great sport with novice anglers and expert anglers alike. During the winters, Cliff enjoys bird hunting and skiing in Teton Valley.

 

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WorldCast Anglers Fly Fishing Guide Cole Johnson
Cole Johnson

Cole grew up near Fort Worth Texas with a fishing rod and shotgun in his hands. From the beginning, he knew that he was happiest enjoying the outdoors. Aside from fly fishing, Cole is a several time national champion in clay shooting and a certified clay target instructor as well as an advocate for youth shotgun sports. Cole comes from an avid fly fishing family and was introduced to fly fishing before he can remember. He has been fortunate enough to travel all over the west in search of trout, as well as destinations such as Belize and Mexico in search of the fly fishing thrill. His lifelong passion brought him to the natural state where he co founded a fly fishing outfit named JFlyFish and is currently attending the University of Arkansas studying Marketing and Entrepreneurship while serving as the FlyFishing Club president. Cole attended the Western Rivers guide school and was immediately immersed in the beauty and fishing opportunities that the west has to offer. Cole has a passion for teaching and strives to see people improve in their skillset on the water. His calm and easy going demeanor ensures a great day on the river for any skill level.

 

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Corbin Lang Fly Fishing Guide
Corbin Lang

Growing up in Lander, Wyoming, Corbin spent a lot of time exploring the Wind River and Teton Ranges.  After college, he ventured to New England immersing himself in the boarding school life of teaching mathematics and coaching.  Yet every summer, he returned to Teton Valley to recharge and reenergize on its waters and trails.  Corbin brings more than 25 years of teaching and coaching experience to his fishing and guiding.  He lives with his wife, three children, and golden retriever in Driggs, ID.

 

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