Monthly Archives: October 2018

  1. Matt McCannel

    Matt McCannel

    Home Waters

    Uncomphagre River “Paco”

    Background

    Matt McCannel started his guiding career in the depths of the Gunnison Gorge and at the tail water section of the Uncomphare River in Colorado where he still guides today.  Matt’s career took a big jump for word when he started to figure you how to find and get his clients into some of the Uncomphagre’s biggest fish.  Matt has an out of the box style of guiding and his attention to detail is other worldly, but it has to be when pursuing fish over the ten lbs. mark.  Matt is also a photographer and an author his work has been in books and magazines.  He is also a contract fly designer for Umpqua Feather Merchants.  Matt is the head guide at RIGS Fly Shop, and lives in Ridgway, Co

    What conservation issue do people need to know about in your back yard?

    Water flows on the Uncomphagre throughout the winter.  If the water users were willing to stop water calls when t
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  2. Pat Dorsey

    Pat Dorsey

    Home Waters

    South Patte, Cheesman Canyon

    Background

    I’ve been guiding for 25 years. My passion is sharing my knowledge about tailwaters. Also, teaching others to be stewards of the environment.

    What conservation issue do people need to know about in your back yard? 

    Recent flashflood in Cheesman Canyon.

    What Fishpond products do you always have with you? 

    I have several, but the most important are my Gunnison Guide Pack and my Nomad Net.

    You walk into a gas station – what two items do you come out with?

    Gatorade and a Snickers Bar

    What makes for a #perfectday in your eyes? 

    Any day on the water is a #perfectday. The fish are a bonus to any outing. As a professional guide, if my angler is better at the end of the day, the it was a #perfectday. Its not about numbers, its about enjoying the experience
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  3. Paul Bruchez

    Paul Bruchez

    Home Waters

    Colorado River, Troublesome Creek, Reeder Creek, Blue River

     

    Background

    I am the 5th generation of the Bruchez family to farm and ranch in Colorado.  I currently operate the family ranch near Kremmling with my brother and father.  We raise cattle and irrigate with water from the Colorado River, the Williams Fork River and Reeder Creek.  After graduating from the University of Denver in 2003, I started a fly fishing business to help diversify income. Working in agriculture and being a fishing guide has given me a unique perspective of water resources.  I am currently spearheading a 12-mile restoration of the Colorado River with 12 landowners collaborating to sustain agriculture and the environmental health of the river.  I am the Agriculture Representative to the Colorado Basin Roundtable, on the board of directors for the Colorado Water Trust, the Chair of Grand County Open Lands, Rivers and Trials Advisory Committee, and a

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  4. Kate Crump

    Kate Crump

    Home Waters

    Bristol Bay, AK and Coastal Oregon

    Background 

    Kate grew up in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia but the Wild West called her from a young age. Immersed in the wilderness of Washington, she found her calling as a salmon fisherman and has since pursued anadromous fish religiously. Fishing brought Kate and her husband, Justin Crump, together and is a deep part of their lifestyle and bond. In 2008, Kate began guiding in Bristol Bay, AK for all five species of salmon, rainbow trout, char and dolly varden, as well as grayling . In 2010, Kate and Justin began guiding winter steelhead trips in Oregon and have built a company called Frigate Travel specializing in all inclusive guide experiences in Oregon and Alaska, as well as travel trips to places like Christmas Island. Their adventures almost always include their yellow lab, Kada, unless it’s raining in which case Kada sleeps on the couch where it’s warm and dry.
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  5. The Sustainable Angler Interview | John Land Le Coq

    The Sustainable Angler Interview | John Land Le Coq
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  6. Abbie Schuster

    Abbie Schuster
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  7. Fall Float Fishing | Matt McCannel

    Fall Float Fishing | Matt McCannel
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  8. Ben Kurtz

    Ben Kurtz
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  9. Dillon Miller

    Dillon Miller
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  10. Kristjan Danis

    Kristjan Danis
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