Fly Fishing Guide Mike Rheam

Mike Rheam, Owner/Guide
Childhood Water: Rivers and streams of Central PA

Mike has been a resident of Jackson Hole for over 20 years. He began guiding whitewater rafts down the Snake River Canyon in 1989. Since then his focus has been on fly fishing. An active board member of the Snake River Fund, Mike is dedicated to the preservation of the Snake River for future generations. Having worked for some of the best outfitters in the area, Mike developed Grand Fishing Adventures with the highest angling and eco standards in mind. He has maintained those standards for over fifteen years growing GFA into a sought-after fly fishing guide service, school and shop. During the winter, Mike is an avalanche forecaster for Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and the Bridger Teton Avalanche Center. When time allows, Mike guides heli-skiing and fishing trips for the Tordrillo Mountain Lodge in Alaska.

Fly Fishing Guide Mitch Luedloff

Mitch Luedloff
Childhood Water: Rivers of Oregon

After coming to Jackson Hole in 1998, Mitch has continued on a path he discovered while growing up in Oregon. Learning to ski at 5 years old and experiencing the Deschutes river from a Mckenzie dory, a few years later, has made him who he is today. Also, with a degree in geography and his whitewater experience, Mitch is well prepared for the rivers of the Yellowstone region. Although his obsession with skiing powder and tuning skis, keeps him busy during the winter months, it’s the fishing season that Mitch really lives for. “So many rivers, so little time”, may be his biggest frustration. However, sharing the river with his guests and seeing their amazement when a big orange cutty comes to the fly, is his greatest reward. Mitch really seems to enjoy helping others catch fish as much as fishing himself.

Fly Fishing Jackson Hole

Thad Stavn
Childhood Waters: Lakes of North Dakota Thad Stavn, Fly Fishing Guide

Thad grew up in Minot, North Dakota fishing the Missouri River. He fled the coop and headed to the Tetons, chasing mountains and snow. He has lived here since 1996 but began his guiding career on the Selway and the Middle Fork of the Salmon running white water and fly fishing trips. After many summers in Idaho running multi day trips, Thad settled into the scenic floats of the Snake. Running many rivers throughout the West, Thad’s favorite is Moose to Wilson, for its scenic beauty and big Cutthroat potential.

Fly Fishing Jackson Hole

Clay Moorhead, Guide
Childhood Waters: Waters of Eastern Pennsylvania

Clay first visited Jackson Hole in 1996 after his parents purchased a home in the valley, and he immediately fell in love with all the amazing skiing and fishing opportunities this area has to offer. While he finished his education and started a career elsewhere, Clay spent as much time as possible in Jackson skiing in the winter and fishing in the summer. After receiving a B.A. from Middlebury College and a J.D. from Vanderbilt University, Clay spent two years working in New York City all the while wishing he was back in Jackson. By the summer of 2007, Clay had finally had enough of New York so he pulled the trigger and moved out west. This was the best decision he ever made. Clay now cherishes every day he gets to spend on the river, whether fishing for fun or putting his clients on trophy trout. In 2012, Clay also joined the board of the Snake River Fund in order to fulfill his commitment to preserving the Snake River Watershed so that others can enjoy the same experiences he has so treasured.

Fly Fishing Guide Barden

Trip Barden
Childhood Waters: Sloughs and Bayous of South Louisiana and Gulf of Mexico

Trip moved to Jackson Hole in 1996 after six years on the Middle Fork of the Salmon honing his white water skills. He learned to fly fish at age ten being taught by his grandmother. Fly fishing both fresh and salt waters extensively in pursuit of his next adventure, fishing has taken him to waters all over the world- Africa, Bahamas, Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, Republic of Kiribati and coastal and inland US Waters. Living in Mexico four months of the year where he owns and runs Baja By Design, LLC. Trip guides people for tropical inshore and offshore species using conventional light tackle and fly techniques in Southern Baja California and the Sea of Cortez. His passion for teaching continues to fuel his desire to meet new people and discover new places. When asked by his clients “What is your favorite fish to catch?” without hesitation he replies, “The next one.” Trip teaches skiing at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in the winters. When not working as a guide or instructor Trip spends his time skiing, fishing, and floating with his wife and two sons.

Fly Fishing on Snake River

Will Mook

Childhood Waters: Creeks in Baxter State Park, the Sheepscott River, and the Damariscotta River

Will Mook is a fly fishing guide who hails from the state of Maine. His passion for fly fishing began over 15 years ago, targeting native Maine brook trout, landlocked salmon, and striped bass. He attended St. Lawrence University where he studied Conservation Biology and Geology. In college, he furthered his love for angling by focusing his studies on fisheries biology and river ecology. Now, living in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Will spends the warm months with clients searching for big trout in rivers throughout Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana. In the winter, Will is a backcountry snowmobile guide at Togwotee Mountain lodge.

Fly Fishing Guide Christensen

Andy Christensen
Childhood Waters: Rivers and Lakes of Utah and Arizona

Andy has lived in Jackson for more than 20 years. He came to the valley to work as a firefighter for the U.S. Forest Service. He has worked as a guide for the majority of that time guiding horseback trips and winter snowmobile trips through Yellowstone National Park and the Bridger Teton National Forest. He fishes the same water that he guides on and will often travel to Montana and Idaho to explore those rivers as well. Andy loves guiding and enjoys the friendships and memories that are created on the river

Fly Fishing Guide Grant Leffel

Grant Leffel
Childhood Waters: Lakes and Rivers of Michigan

Grant went to Colorado state university where he studied philosophy. In Colorado he learned to fly fish. Since than he has guided whitewater rafting and fly fishing in Colorado and Wyoming for the past 8 years. Grant loves to be on the water and is a patient teacher. He has lived in Jackson for 4 years and spends most of his time fly fishing Wyoming and Idaho. Grant is an avid outdoorsman who loves to share experiences in this most beautiful place.

Fly Fishing Guide Hooven

John Hooven
Childhood Waters: Rivers and streams of southwestern Virginia

John has been a passionate angler since he was six-years-old. His dad taught him fly fishing at eight and he has never looked back. After graduating from college, he moved to the Czech Republic for three years where he honed his skills even further. He has been guiding fly fishing for the last ten years from Maryland to Jackson Hole. Even in the winter you will see him stalking pods of trout on the Snake while snowshoeing along its banks.

Fly Fishing Guide Peterson

Ryan Peterson
Childhood Waters: Rivers and streams in the Ozarks of Missouri

Ryan loves teaching people how to fly fish and has been a guide in the area for 19 years. He has also been a guide in Idaho and Chile. He grew up on a farm in Missouri where fishing was his childhood passion. Ryan started fly fishing when he was eight-years-old and remembers when a gentleman on an Ozark stream helped him catch his first trout on a fly rod. Now he gets more of a thrill helping someone else catch a fish then catching one himself. When he is not guiding Ryan enjoys being a dad, gardening, painting, and being in the outdoors.

Fly fishing guide rows drift boat down rapids in the snake river wyoming

Andrew Byron
Childhood Waters: Snake River, Green River, Salt River and all other streams and lakes in Wyoming

As a Jackson Hole native, Andrew loves having the opportunity to teach fishing in his backyard. His passion for fly-fishing began when he was very young and his father would teach him how to fish on the same waters he guides today. His proudest moments with clients are when he gets to see the excitement of someone’s first fish on the fly. Whether you’re a beginner or a season veteran you will enjoy your day fishing through scenic Grand Teton National Park or sneaking down the whitewater of the Snake with Andrew.

Fly Fishing Guide Bruun

Jean (Williams) Bruun
Childhood Waters: The Colorado, The Blue, South Platte, Arkansas, back country streams throughout the West

Jean simply loves to guide and loves to fish. She logged fourteen years of guiding in Colorado and guided one season in Alaska on the Goodnews River, where she was chosen as the guide for an ESPN presentation of “Fly Fishing America”. Since moving to Jackson in 2005 she has been guiding and teaching fishing for Grand Fishing Adventures. She is actively involved with local environmental groups including the Snake River Fund and Trout Unlimited. As a Retreat Leader, she volunteers for Casting for Recovery, which provides retreats for women survivors of breast cancer. She is happily married to writer, and angler extra-ordinaire, Paul Bruun. Every day on the water is a gift! Come share a great day with Jean this season.

Fly Fishing Guide John Carpenter

John Carpenter
Childhood waters: Rivers and streams of Maine

John grew up in the water and woods of Maine. Spending his time skiing, boating, hiking, and of course, fishing he grew a love for the outdoors from an early age. Moving to Jackson in 2011 his passion for fishing only grew when he first walked down to the Snake River to cast to a pod of big, rising Cutthroat Trout. Whether he is on the waters of the Snake River close to town, wading in a local spring creek, or stalking big trout near the headwaters of the Green River, John feels at home. Guiding for Grand Fishing he shares that passion with clients. While his guiding and instructional background is diverse –including rafting, skeet shooting, and horseback rides- he now spends his winters guiding snowmobile trips for Scenic Safaris in Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding National Forests. On the river, John focuses on enjoying the time on the river and teaching clients how to be better anglers.

Joe Irby - Fishing guide

Joe Irby
Childhood waters: The Streams of the Appalachian Mountains

Joe grew up fishing for native brook trout, bass and catfish in the streams and rivers of the Appalachian mountains. He graduated from Sewanee with a degree in natural resources in 2013, and moved to Jackson in 2014 to experience big mountains and to fish big rivers. In 2015, he spent the summer as a guide in Alaska, targeting trophy rainbows and pacific salmon. Joe loves Jackson and all of the outdoor opportunities; from skiing, to rafting, to biking and rock climbing. Most of all, he is excited to be back in the Tetons chasing native cutthroats on the Snake River.

Amy Jimmerson - Fishing guide

Amy Jimmerson
Home Waters: The Blackfoot, Rock Creek, The Bitterroot, and the smaller rivers of Western Montana

Since learning to fly fish in her backyard on the Blackfoot River, Amy has been crazy for fishing. She fell in love with rivers at a young age and started raft guiding as a freshman at the University of Montana. The same year, she learned to kayak and spent much of her 20’s traveling and competing at an international level. Amy moved to Jackson in the summer of 2006 and became enamored with the beauty of the area and its endless outdoor opportunities. When she’s not shooting photos or snowboarding in the Tetons, she is exploring the wild, beautiful rivers of the Northern Rockies with a fly rod in hand. Amy’s favorite days are on the water, sharing her love for rivers and trout.

Dave Wells Fishing Guide

David Wells
Home Waters: The Creeks of Vermont, the waters of Eastern Idaho and the Eastern US

David has been guiding fly fishing in the area for 18 years on some of the region’s best waters – The Green, Henry’s Fork, South Fork, Snake, and Teton Rivers. He also spent two seasons guiding in Patagonian Chile on the Baker, Mañueles and other lakes and streams near the glaciers of the Aiysen province.  As a kid he visited family friends in Driggs every summer and fished the Teton and other local waters. He grew up back East, CT and VT, fishing stripers in salt water and brookies in the creeks of VT.  He currently lives a few hundred feet from his favorite local water, Fish Creek.

Mike Evans Fly Fishing Guide

Michael Evans
Home Waters: Louisiana

Michael was born and raised in Baton Rouge, LA where he grew up fishing the lakes, ponds and marshes of Louisiana for bass, sac-a-lait, speckled trout and redfish. After graduating with a bachelor’s of Political Science from LSU, Michael found himself in Jackson, WY where he enriched his passion for fly fishing. When he isn’t putting you on trout in the streams of Wyoming you can find him chasing bull redfish around the Louisiana marsh where he guides salt water fly fishing off of his skiff during the fall, winter and spring months.
Fishing in Jackson Hole

Will Pasquill
Home Waters: Maine

Will Pasquill is originally from Maine. He has worked in the outdoor industry since 2003. In the winter he is a ski instructor at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Some of Will’s interests include skiing, hunting, fishing, backpacking, literature, and working with children. Will lives in Jackson with his wife, Ali, who is a massage therapist.
Jackson Hole Fly Fishing

Harrison Sauter
Home Waters: Jackson Hole Rivers and Streams

Harrison grew up fishing and hunting in the valley of Jackson Hole. Since a very young age he has been exploring the outdoors whenever he has the chance.  Before he could drive, his parents would drop him and a boat off on the river, just so he could take his friends fishing.  To this day he takes any chance he can to get out on the water.
Client with fresh catch

Brian Schmidt
Home Waters: Maine, Idaho, Missoula

Brian spent the first 11 years of his life in Maine where his father introduced him to the sport of fishing.  In 1987 his family relocated to Idaho, and his spin gear was soon replaced by a fly rod.  Brian honed his angling skills on the rivers of southwest Idaho before heading to the University of Montana. Around Missoula, Brian’s passion for fly fishing and mountain waters grew exponentially. After stints in the craft beer industry, playing rugby in England, commercial fishing in the Bering Sea, and working as financial analyst, Brian landed in Victor, Idaho to pursue his passion for skiing and fly fishing.  Brian has spent the last decade chasing trout through Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. Between ski and guiding seasons, Brian can now be found in the warmer latitudes targeting saltwater species on the fly.