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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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 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 managing Casa Blanca and Playa Blanca Fly Fishing Lodge.
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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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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 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. Brian lives in Victor with his wife Maddy and dog Ruby. He has been with WorldCast Anglers since 2011 and is also an instructor of the Western Rivers Guide School. He loves being on the water, experiencing the continual learning process which defines fly fishing. He is passionate about teaching and sharing his knowledge to help anglers further their process and simply enjoy time on the water.
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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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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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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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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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Craig Richardson grew up and was schooled in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has been fishing from a very young age, focusing the majority of his time fly fishing. He spends the majority of his time fishing freshwater around South Africa, primarily focusing on the Vaal River, Dulstroom and small Highveld streams around Johannesburg. On matriculating he joined Fly Fishers Unlimited in Johannesburg, tying commercial flies as well as freelance guiding on the Vaal River. He joined the competitive fly fishing circuit in 2008. He represented his province for 7 years and competing for South Africa for 4 of those years. He fished two Youth World fly fishing championships, 1 commonwealth games and one Men’s World Fly fishing Championship. He won a team bronze medal in Ireland. Craig started working for FlyCastaway in 2013 on the Pongola river camp. He then started guiding on Sterkfontein dam early in 2014. Ate the tender age of 19 he experienced saltwater flats fishing for the first time on Farquhar Atoll in Seychelles. He guided one season on Farquhar before being relocating to St Brandons Atoll in Mauritius. He has guided St Brandons for 9 seasons and is currently a head guide. He has fished a lot around the world, including France, Bosnia, Lesotho, England, Ireland, Swaziland, Wales, Canada and the USA. He is a passionate fly tier and spends a lot of his off water time thinking about new patterns and materials.
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Curt grew up in Texas where he learned early to enjoy fishing and other outdoor sports. He attended Baylor University with and BBA in marketing. He raced and worked in the bicycling industry, moved to Austin and then to Boulder, CO. Fly fishing was becoming more of a passion than a hobby, he started guiding in the Summit Co area and made a move to Jackson, WY where he has guided for 20 years on local rivers and lakes. If asked his favorite he would probably would say the Teton Canyon. Off season, Curt skis as a job with the Jackson Hole Ski Patrol and in the spring hosts bonefish trips to the Bahamas. He lives in Victor, ID with his wife, Shannon and daughter, Cadence.
Curt Is an ambassador or pro staffs with Clackacraft drift boats, Hatch Reels, Fishpond, Scott Fly rods, Seaholm Automatic watches, and a Howler Brothers Ambassador
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Eric grew up in Nashville, Tennessee fishing for anything with fins with his brother, Will. He attends Auburn University and is pursuing a degree in History. He is a graduate of the WCA Western Rivers Guide School and entering his 4th season with WorldCast Anglers. Eric will use any type of method to get fish to the net. If you want to toss single dries or heavy nymph rigs, Eric can accommodate. He loves taking out anglers of all skill classes. 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 (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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Geoﬀ Johnson was ﬁrst introduced to the wonderful world of ﬁshing via a cane pole and worm while standing on a bridge south of Dallas, Texas when he was just a wee little rascal. From there he misspent most of his youth ﬁshing, hunting, and team roping across Texas and Oklahoma with his dad and brother. While attending Texas Tech University he decided to spend the summer after his sophomore year working, but mainly ﬁshing in Jackson, Wyoming with a few friends. To say that summer was a formative one for young Geoﬀ is an understatement. As soon as the ink dried on his Diploma he headed back for Jackson, where he ﬁshed, played in a few bands and learned the ﬁner points of working odd jobs. Geoﬀ enjoys guiding a wide array of ﬁshing styles to suit anyone’s itinerary, from backcountry trips into Yellowstone, dry ﬂy ﬁshing on the Henry’s Fork or any crazy adventure we can dream up. When he’s not trying to perfect the art of ﬁsh levitation, Geoﬀ enjoys surﬁng, upland bird hunting and Dutch Oven cooking.
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George developed a love for fly fishing at a young age in the Appalachian mountains of Western North Carolina and East Tennessee. During the winter, George attends Clemson University in South Carolina where he takes advantage of diverse fishing opportunities. Hiking up rhododendron-choked streams for trout, chasing lake-run striper and poling the marsh for floodtide redfish are just a few of the activities that keep him from going to class. Whether he is guiding beginners or well-traveled anglers, George brings his enthusiasm, patience and sense of humor to every trip.
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Born 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. 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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Heather was raised in Illinois in a suburb of Chicago. After high school Heather knew her calling was to head west to the mountains and rivers. She attended college in Grand Junction Co., and spent her summers in the Greater Yellowstone area working as a river guide, where she was first introduced to catching fish on the fly. Post college Heather cut her teeth on the world class waters of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. After 13 years of whitewater river guiding, Heather decided to follow her passion for angling, you can now find her rowing drift boats and catching fish around Teton Valley Idaho where she lives year round. In the off-season Heather and her avalanche rescue dog Levi are professional Ski Patrollers at Grand Targhee Resort. Heather enjoys sharing her love of fishing and the joy of the outdoors with visitors near and far.
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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 four sons.
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Jack grew up in suburban Chicago with a passion for fishing the upper Midwest. He picked up the fly rod when he moved to Jackson in 2004 and hasn’t put it down since. Guiding since 2008, his favorite aspect of the profession is the opportunity to share our amazing fisheries with local and visiting anglers. With a background in education, he loves working with anglers of all ages and experience levels. During the winter months Jack is able to enjoy his other favorite pastime, skiing, while working with Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Ski Patrol. He lives in Victor with his wife Selena, daughter Rhea and their pet menagerie.
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Jackson was born in Idaho Falls and started fly fishing in the small streams of the Jemez Mountains in New Mexico around the age of 5. After graduating to the tailaters of the San Juan below Navajo Dam, Jackson moved back to Idaho Falls to complete junior high and high school. He has been rowin a drift boat down the Snake River and its tributaries ever since. Jackson attended Montana State University in Bozeman, MT, where he studied Physiscs with a minor in Math and strong concentration in fly fishing. Jackson also has a M.S. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Scienes from the Univeristy of Colorado in Boulder, so don’t be surprised when he starts to nerd out over teh weather while rowing the boat. A genuine love for fly fishing and a fear of the great indoors has lead Jackson to pursue a career in uideing. An obsession with trout and teh waters they inhabit along with a scientific background has resulted in Jackson’s analytical approach to fishing. He enjoys teaching and learing from anglers of all ability levels.
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Jake was born and raised in Randolph, New Jersey. His grandfather introduced him to the sport of fly fishing at a very young age, where he was exposed to a number of different fisheries that developed his love for fly fishing. His passion flourished while attending the WorldCast Anglers Western Rivers Guide School in Victor, Idaho. Jake spent the following years working in the WorldCast Fly Shop, developing a deeper understanding of Western rivers. After a couple of years in the shop, Jake began guiding full time for WorldCast and fell in love with helping people catch fish. Whether you are an experienced angler or a beginner, Jake’s passion and hard work ethic will ensure us a great day on the water. Jake has taken his passion for guiding from Idaho’s off-season to Arkansas where he has started a guide service on the White River system.
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Jesse 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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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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Joey started fishing as soon as he could walk. By the age of 5, he became the favored winner at local derbies and his friends knew Joey’s birthday party would be at the local pond each year. Joey and his dad started their competition on who could catch the most on the three rivers in Pittsburgh PA where he grew up. Slaying cat fish in the summer time, chasing Steelhead in Erie, New York and all around the Great Lakes in the winter or fooling the rainbows and browns on the incredible Youghiogheny River became routine. Joey became interested in a different kind of fishing, fly fishing and that is when Joey’s life took a turn. Three days after gingerly showing his dad how to fly fish for Steelhead in Erie, Joey was in a car accident at the age of 16 and wasn’t supposed to live. Fly fishing pulled him through as it became his way to live again. At the age of 17, Joey helped open the Orvis store in Pittsburgh and the day after graduating high school spent the summer working at Orvis in Jackson Hole, where he found himself “Living the Dream”. After that summer Joey came back to Orvis in Pittsburgh and became fly fishing manager at the young age of 18. But something was missing, he graduated Western Rivers Guide School in 2018 and has been working for WorldCast Anglers ever since. Joey now calls Victor, Idaho his home. He has the patience of a lamb with the competition of a lion. Be sure to check out Joey’s story in Mend. “The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope”. (John Buchan)
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JT found his passion for fly fishing at the age of 14 while backpacking the Wind River Range. There he found rising cutthroat trout in the evenings at camp. He brought this passion home where he began to fly fish for bass and bream on Lake Lanier in his home state of Georgia. Soon after getting his diver’s license, JT began to target trout all over North Georgia, Wstern North Carolina and East Tennessee. After expanding his knowledge of bahaviours of trout and the streams they inhabit in the southeast, JT moved to Bozeman, Montana for increased opportunity to fish while attending Montana State University. JT likes to help and teach angler of any experience or skill level catch fish.
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Western Rivers Guide School played a large roll in Kasey’s development as a guide in the late 90’s. Teaching anglers to become competent oarsmen and great guides is now something Kasey looks forward to each year. His respect and love for the rivers he guides and the power and magic they posses combine to provide Kasey with a unique perspective on the world of trout guiding.
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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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Born 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 an Education emphasis. As a passionate outdoorsman, Kevin’s Spring, Summer and Fall seasons are focused on fishing and guiding trips. During the winter he is a groomer of nordic and singletrack fat bike trials for Teton Valley Trails and
Pathways. Kevin is also a passionate cyclist who rides and races bicycles all over the world on multi-day expeditions and ultra endurance events in remote regions and is an ambassador of the sport for several cycling companies. As a guide for over 25 years, Kevin is known 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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Max grew up in the Appalachian Mountains of Southwest Virginia where he began fishing for smallmouth bass and trout at a young age. While attending the University of South Carolina, Max spent his summers exploring and fishing the Bighorn Mountains of Northern Wyoming before moving to Jackson full time after graduating. He enjoys sharing his knowledge and passion for the sport of fly fishing and the local ecosystem with anglers of all abilities. Max enjoys the variety that each day on the water provides and is willing to adapt to whatever method is needed to get fish in the net each day. In the off-season, Max spends his winters snowboarding and occasionally chasing redfish in the low country.
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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.
Mike Janssen was born in Lausanne, Switzerland. After graduating from St.Lawrence University in 1993, he made a commitment to the mountain life. In the spring of 1994, under the tutelage of Joe Bressler and attending the Western Rivers Guide School, Mike began his fish guiding career. In the winter months, Mike is an instructor for Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, a PSIA Intermountain examiner and heli Ski guide for Alaska Rendezvous Lodge. He is the proud father of 3 exceptional children (Nicholas, Owen & Stella) whom all love and enjoy skiing, fishing, lacrosse and soccer. Mike is completely dedicated to pursuing the educational realm in the professions he finds true to his heart. “The learning never ends even when you think you got it figured out….”
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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 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. Mikey lives in Jackson with his wife, Jessica and their Yellow Lab, Penny.
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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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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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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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Skylar grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia fishing as much as he could. He left home to attend Clemson University where he received a degree in Spanish and International Trade. After completing an internship in Washington D.C., Skylar new that he couldn’t happily survive the city life and business world. He decided to move to Idaho upon graduation and pursue fly fishing and other outdoor recreational opportunities. For the last nine years, Skylar has called Idaho and Steamboat Springs, Colorado home and continuing to fish as much as possible. He lives in Driggs and has no intention on ever leaving!
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Tim Watters was born in St. Louis Missouri and moved with his family to Victor Idaho at the age of 10. Throughout the last 14 years he has spent his free time fly fishing, hunting and enjoying the outdoors throughout Idaho, Wyoming and Colorado. Being raised in a family with horses, lambs, goats and chicken, the western lifestyle along with the importance of being outdoors has played a major role in his life. Tim completed his BA degree at the University of Denver in geography where he spent a lot of his free time fishing around Colorado. He started the fly fishing club at DU to try to share his passion with others looking to start their fly fishing careers. It was at this moment he knew that after college he wanted to return home to Victor Idaho to pursue a career as a fly fishing guide with WorldCast Anglers. Tim spends his winters in Argentina furthering his knowledge of guiding, trout fishing and continuing to fish year round.
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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 with his wife, Greer and daughter, Reece as well as their companion Captain the Dog. 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 grew up in Nashville, Tennessee with his brother Eric. He moved to East Tennessee where he finished attending East Tennessee State University and worked 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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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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