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Hometown: Durango, Colorado
Brian grew up fishing the lakes and streams of northern Illinois and Wisconsin and started fly fishing at age twelve. He moved to Colorado after graduating high school and has a BS in Chemistry from Fort Lewis College. He is currently the head guide for the San Juan Angler. When not fishing he loves to spend time with his two kids Ada and John and wife Amy.
Brian is a veteran to Team USA and has proudly represented the United States in 2007 and 2013 World Championships of Fly Fishing.
Born in Arvada CO Brad Has lived in Durango for the last 14 years. His fly fishing career of 28 years started out fishing with his Dad. He has tied flies for most of that time as well and recently was appointed by Umpqua Feather Merchants as one of their signature tiers.
His favorite places to fish are high country streams with difficult access primarily for the peace and solitude.
If not the high country creeks, he loves saltwater flats anywhere, including the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Belize & Florida.
Brad loves to fish small dries to difficult fish. He also pursues pike and carp with a passion.
But some of his greatest moments are teaching kids to fish and catching their priceless smiles from their first success.
Cole was born and raised in Woodland Park Colorado before relocating to Durango to attend Fort Lewis College. He got his first trout fishing education, growing up on a farm with trout ponds and surrounded by rivers.
Cole graduated from Fort Lewis with a Tourism Resort Management degree and spent some years working in the hospitality and resort industry before taking a position with the San Juan Angler assisting in the management of the shop as well as guiding.
He loves to spend his days off exploring the back country high mountain streams in the area as well as dredging the deep sections of the animas for the big ones.
Scottie has been fishing as long as he can remember growing up in Kansas fishing for warm water species. He relocated to Durango in 1996 and was introduced to fly fishing the San Juan River by a couple of guide buddies.
The challenge of catching big fish on tiny flies created a passion that he loves to share with others.
He spent most of his other life running restaurants fishing whenever there was time. Not good enough! He bought a drift boat to go with his bass boat so there could be plenty of time on the water both professional and recreational.
Scottie spends a lot of his free time on the lakes in this area chasing just about anything with fins with all types of gear.
The offseason is spend with an occasional duck hunt and planning a return to the saltwater flats of Belize, inshore bays of Florida, or the wave break beaches of Mexico.
As a Colorado native Derek grew up fishing small lakes in the Denver area for pike and bass. Once he moved out to Durango in 2011 he fell in love with the water around Durango. He is not resticted to trout. If it swims he will try to catch it with a fly.
"From small streams for brook trout to big reservoirs for pike, I love it all. Fly fishing is my ultimate passion and I love to help others experience the joys and excitement that the sport has to offer."