Guide @: Togiak River Lodge
Location: Southwest Alaska
Bio: i grew up in Yacolt WA just north of Vancouver. I’m 24 years old and I’ve been fly fishing since I was 17. My first season in Alaska was summer of 2017, and I started guiding in 2019. Besides hunting and fishing, I love to do anything and everything outdoors including skiing, horse riding, and wake surfing!
Favorite type of fishing: Skwalla season dry fly fishing for trout
Favorite hunting: duck hunting
Location: Seattle Wa
Bio: Grew up in Olympia, WA been fishing my whole life but only took up fly fishing about 20 years ago.
Favorite type of fishing: Swinging streamers on the trout spey for hungry fall fish.
Location: Soldotna, AK
Bio: I grew up in a fishing family and always loved the industry and the people in it. I got my captain's licenses as soon as I could and became a guide at 18. I got my degree from UAS in Fisheries Technology and began working for ADF&G soon after. In 2020 I decided to take my rod building addiction professionally and founded Alaska Rod Co to give Alaskans an in-state rod company they can rely on. If I’m not building rods or fishing, I’m usually exploring Alaska with my wife and fur baby Waylon.
Favorite type of fishing: Waking up on a crisp fall morning and swinging for silvers.
Location: Missoula MT
Bio: Growing up an outdoorsy family, I was lucky to hunt, fish and recreate outside from a young age. Hailing from Wisconsin and now living in Montana I've been fortunate enough to hunt and fish all over the country leading me to work at onX as our Whitetail Marketing Manager.
Favorite type of fishing: Without a doubt hucking streamers.
Bio: Kate Sorenson grew up in New England as an elite athlete, competing nationally and internationally as a springboard diver. After graduating from Harvard University, Kate worked in Boston as a teacher for 7 years. With the stress of living in the city and years of high-level competitions, Kate decided it was time for a change. She packed up her bags and moved to rural Washington state where she knew no one! Her goal was to get outdoors and fish more. Now, Kate is the happiest she has ever been, having fished well over 400 times since she moved to Washington state five years ago.
Favorite type of fishing: Fly fishing (but ice fishing is a close second!)
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Bio: Hey y'all my name is Jordan Perrego! Currently living and going to school in Anchorage but I am originally from southwestern Virginia. I have spent the past 4 summers in Bristol Bay as a fly fishing guide primarily for trout. I also did a season of moose packing too! Coming into my guiding time I knew hardly anything about fly fishing then quickly realized that did not matter. What mattered was I was offering an experience for the clients to have and as long as we had a good time life would be alright. I would love to answer any questions you may have.
Favorite type of fishing has to be using my spey rods in the early summer months in Alaska. The tug of a big trout on the swing is hard to beat!
Methow Fishing Adventures
Located in Twisp Wa.
Bio: Born and raised in the Methow. Father and husband. Fish Culturist for Yakama Nation and Manager of their Kelt Steelhead Reconditioning Facility in Winthrop. Fifteen years in fisheries management and over ten years guiding.
Favorite fish- any native salmonid
Former Sergeant of Marines, current full time student. I love doing my part to keep our parks and rivers clean!
I’ve been fishing on the Puget Sound my whole life. I’ve been guiding for 30 years now with my own business, and worked for another captain for three years before that. Some kids love football or basketball, but it was always all about fishing for me. When I was a kid, my mom used to drop me off at the dock in the morning and pick me up at the end of the day (back when you could do that kind of thing). From when I was a little kid, to a young rookie, to becoming a captain and business owner, fishing has always been my favorite thing to do.
Some people have to drag themselves to work every morning. But me, I get to spend every day on the water introducing anglers to my favorite place on the planet. I love being on the Sound and watching someone catch their first fish or the biggest salmon of their lives. I hope to give everyone on my boat a really memorable day on the water, surrounded by the sights and beauty of the Puget Sound (and I hope the fish cooperate too). All I know, is the only reason I have ever worked any job was to support my fishing habit. I try to share the best things about fishing with every guest who boards my boat: From the sunrise over Mount Rainier and the Seattle skyline, to feeling that first bite at the end of your line, to when your arms are aching after a successful day at sea, fishing on the Puget Sound is an unforgettable experience. I’d love to share that with you and your family.
favorite type of fishing All of it or Puget Sound Searun Cutthroat, Puget Sound Chinook Salmon, Florida Keys Tarpon
Bio: I moved to Alaska after getting my masters from the university of Maine. During undergrad at UMAINE I discovered the art of fly tying and sport of fly fishing. I quickly laid my spin gear down and plunged down the rabbit hole. My love of fly fishing has been bolstered by the knowledge I’ve gained during various wildlife tech positions working in and around freshwater systems handling fish and their invertebrate food sources.
Now I find myself planning vacations based around waterways and any day off of work, you can find me with a rod in my hand. When it comes down to it, it’s pretty simple, I’m a trout bum living waist deep.
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Dolly Varden or rainbow on the fly closely followed by Striper
Located: Ellensburg/ PNW
Bio: I grew up in Brush Prairie Washington in a little town called Hockinson, WA just north east of Vancouver. I am 22 years old and I have been fishing and hunting my whole life. I have spent the last two years guiding trout fishing trips on the Yakima river in central Washington. I am also going to be guiding fall salmon trips this year on the Columbia river and Coho trips in Alaska. When I’m not guiding, hunting and fishing you will probably find me cooking. Favorite fish: Salmon
Bio: Grew up in north east Minnesota hunting and fishing growing up. I use the Robertson family of Duck Commander as a reference of how I grew just without the millions of dollars and long beards. Graduated high school and went into the Navy. Hunted and fished very little but got back into when I turned 40 and it was turkey hunting that brought back my passion for hunting. Now I enjoy passing on my passion of turkey hunting by teaching about hunting turkeys or taking first-time hunters out. I feel more successful by helping someone else being successful rather then myself harvesting a turkey.
Favorite type of Hunting: Turkey of course .
Please if you're into turkey or even a first time turkey hunter join the NWTF. We need that membership to gain a bigger voice in the state of Washington. Turkey hunting classes. To keep up to date on any chapter events the best way is to follow our Washington Facebook page.
Website: A-Team Outfitting.com
Location: Willow, Alaska
Bio:Registered Guide Outfitter originally from PA who moved to Alaska after highschool to pursue a lifelong dream of becoming an Alaskan Outfitter. I spend around 260 days a year guiding hunters all over Alaska. I specialize in bear hunting and usually harvest 10 - 15 bears per season.
Favorite fish: Arctic Grayling Favorite Animal to hunt: Grizzly
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Location: Maple Valley, WA
Bio: I was born in Pottstown, PA. After graduation from Springford High School in 1971, I attended the
United States Military Academy, graduating in 1975. After several assignments as an Officer in the Army
Corps of Engineers, I left active duty in 1980, but remained in the Reserves. I finished my 20 year Army
career as a reservist in 1995. In the civilian world, I worked in manufacturing for the Procter & Gamble
Company for 14 years, and then headed out to the Northwest in 1994, working primarily as an
Independent Consultant (Project Manager), installing and starting up manufacturing equipment all over
the world. I retired in 2012. I have been fishing all of my life, but I took up fly fishing in 1985 and
haven’t looked back. I love fly fishing and the places that it takes me. As a fly fisherman and a veteran, I
became interested in Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing around 2011. Since then, I have been a
volunteer/leader in this fantastic organization that teaches disabled veterans everything about fly
fishing. This sport has an amazing effect on our veterans. I am also a Life Member of Trout Unlimited
and became the Veterans Services Representative for the Three Rivers TU Chapter a few years ago. All I
do anymore is fish and volunteer – both for PHWFF as well as TU.
Favorite type of fishing – Fishing for Silvers floating Alaska Rivers
Website: youtube.com/LippinSmallmouth Location: Edgewood, Wa
Bio: Started fishing at the age 6 and started bass fishing at the age of 12 in and around The Pacific Northwest! Avid backcountry hunter and a strong advocate for conservation. Passionate about everything I do and always willing to help. If you have ANY questions, check out my Instagram and send me a message.
Location: Juneau, AK
Bio: My name is Shelly Marshall and I am a marine biologist, angler, and artist. I am passionate about conservation work and art and like to use my scientific expertise to foster education about Alaska fish species through my business, ShellART Studio. I primarily use acrylic paintings and scientific illustrations (watercolor/pencil) to capture fishing adventures and educational posters to inspire people to protect and conserve Alaska’s amazing fisheries.
location: Ennis, MT/Denver, CO
Bio:Josh was born and raised in Montana where he grew up skiing and fly fishing. Motivated by his interest in maps, map building, and the value of showcasing data in a visual platform, Josh studied GIS mapping/City Planning at Montana State University. After graduating in the spring of 2021 he continued spending his summers working on the rivers of southwest Montana where he and his family run a fly fishing outfitting business. Josh implements his map building skills within the Development and Curation teams at onWater. He currently splits time between Montana and Colorado, where in his words, "Lives the best of both lives" guiding roughly four months of the year and working for the onWater app down in the city for the other eight months.
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