Mike Allen | Northern Illinois

Mike has been fly fishing and fly tying in northern Illinois for over the past 30 years. He now makes his home in the Fox River Valley area, close to the his home waters of the Fox and DuPage Rivers. These are just two of the many watersheds in Northern Illinois that he has come … Read more

Matty Lewallen, Kenai River Cowboys, Alaska

Captain Matty has been guiding on the Kenai Peninsula for close to a decade and his passion for fishing is obvious from the minute you meet him.  After many years of being the head guide at Drifter’s Lodge in Cooper Landing, Matty has taken his passion to the next level with the opening of Kenai River Cowboys in Sterling, … Read more

Matt Zudweg, Muskegon River, Michigan

Matt Zudweg aka: “Zuddy” is a USCG Captain and has been guiding on the Muskegon River since 2003. Matt is most passionate about “the take” and therefore often chooses techniques that capitalize on the take best, like fishing poppers for smallmouth bass and swung flies for steelhead and trout. Matt may be best known in the industry … Read more

Lisa Bellue, Flys and Guides, S. Missouri, N. Arkansas

Born and raised on a 260 acre cattle farm in the small rural town of Willow Springs, Missouri, living life outdoors has become second nature; Lisa grew up hunting and fishing and has fished Missouri streams all her life. She took up the sport of fly-fishing during her Industrial Technology studies at Missouri State University … Read more

Kurt Nelson | Northern Illinois

Captain  grew up in Fox River Valley of Illinois, in the western suburbs of Chicago. He was fortunate to have an excellent smallmouth, carp, longnose gar, and musky fishery in his home town. Kurt has been fishing the waters of Northern Illinois his entire life, while also venturing all around the Midwest in search of … Read more

Kory Boozer, Boozer’s Guide Service, Southwest Michigan

Born & raised on the banks of the Saint Joseph River, Kory has been fly fishing “The Joe” and beyond for over 20 years. He specializes in guided fly fishing adventures on Southwest Michigan’s Saint Joseph and Kalamazoo Rivers. Kory operates out of our 18’x54″ Power Drifter model powered by a Mercury 115/80 Jet Drive … Read more

John Karakashian, Baldwin Bait & Tackle, Michigan

I have been fishing my whole life and began fly fishing the rivers of Michigan in the early 1990’s. At that time, I was in college at Western Michigan University and made frequent visits to Michigan’s Northwest Rivers in search of Steelhead, Salmon and Trout. Over those years, my addiction took root and I began … Read more

Jeremy Hunt, Flys and Guides, S. Missouri, N. Arkansas

Jeremy has been one of the White River Basin’s most passionate fly fishermen and guides for over the last eleven years, and he is always looking to develop innovative flies and techniques that catch more fish; this reflects his true ingenuity and outside the box mentality. When it comes to working hard and understanding how … Read more

Jeff Mallory, Sportfish Michigan, Michigan

Jeff is a life-long fly fisherman, fly tier, and accomplished fish carver. He is also an accomplished gear angler. He recently retired from the Coast Guard and has fly fished throughout the country – extensively in Alaska and The Great Lakes. He lives with his wife, Diane, in Frankfort, Michigan. Jeff has extensive of knowledge … Read more

Jeff Hubbard, Outfitters North, Michigan

I I’m a licensed USFS Special Use Permit holder and State of Michigan Permit holder.  This allows me to fish the whole water shed of the Pere Marquette River.  I am fully insured and CPR Certified. I run Full and Half Day Trips, Instructional, walk and wade, or float trips. I am truly blessed to use the … Read more