Eric has a passion for life and loves to fish. His life is about family, teaching, coaching, and fishing. He is the local high school head boys’ basketball and track and field coach. He has a young family and works hard to be a great dad. He learned to fly fish while living in Cody, Wyoming and has been guiding for over 12 years. He knows how to catch fish-period! He loves being guide and sharing a little of his backyard with others.
Mike Kaul, a western Wyoming native, started fly fishing at age 8 under the tutelage of his grandfather on the renowned Green and New Fork Rivers. He has taken every opportunity in the past 48 years to cast a fly to wily trout that inhabit the many streams around Pinedale, which flow from the Wind River Mountains.
Tim Scott spent his summers growing up in Pinedale and stalking trout all over Sublette County. After graduation from the University of Montana, he started a 27-year career in the US Air Force. Although his duties to took him the four corners of the world Tim continued to call Pinedale home and never missed a chance to return to fish our pristine blue ribbon waters.
Originally from Port Washington, Wisconsin, Andrew has been a fly-fishing guide in Pinedale for ten years. His expansive knowledge of the Green and the New Fork Rivers makes him a great choice for first-time and returning clients. He loves tying flies, the Simpsons, and is a sucker for dogs.
Bryan was first introduced to fishing by his parents when he was only 3 years old. By the time he turned 5, his father and uncle gave him his own small pack frame and they set off on many backpack fishing adventures in the High Sierra Mountains of California/Nevada. Bryan was “hooked” and has been an avid fisherman ever since.
Having grown up on trout waters in the mountains of Virginia, fly rods were the norm for Austin throughout his childhood. That passion grew with age and he ventured west to find the scenic peaks, crystal-clear rivers, and infamous trout that filled his dreams. He began his guiding career in 2004 in the backcountry of Idaho. In 2005, he graduated from the Western Rivers Professional Guide School, and in 2010 from the University of Tennessee with a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Science.
Kyle Burrell was born and raised in the Chattooga River country of northeast Georgia and has been seriously fly fishing, fly tying, and building custom fly rods since 1984. Kyle has an extensive resume when it comes to trout fishing. He has a Master’s Degree in Forest Resources Management with a concentration on coldwater fisheries and is a licensed U.S. Coast Guard Captain.
Emily RayGuide/Llama Wrangler
Emily Ray comes from a Minnesotan family, but grew up in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Her first fishing experiences were ice fishing and trolling on the Flaming Gorge Dam. During college she worked summers as a whitewater guide in the Wind River Canyon near Thermopolis, Wyoming. Later she moved to Lander, Wyoming and worked for the Lander Llama Company as a hiking and fishing guide and became a very experienced Llama wrangler.
Come spend a day fly fishing with Rusti and you’ll know the joy of fly fishing as it is meant to be! She has spent a lifetime enjoying the sport with family and friends and early on became a guide. Her gratitude for life and fun took her on an around the world adventure, serving our great country with the United States Navy. Rusti’s gentleness, coupled with her years of experience guiding and her absolute fun nature make spending time with her a reward in itself
Kit Pflughoft has a deep, lifelong passion for flyfishing. Having grown up in Pinedale, he first started fly fishing when he was old enough to ride a bike down to the closest creek, armed with a fly rod and a dozen or so flies. Kit learned to row a drift boat before he got his driver’s license and started guiding trips shortly after graduating high school.
Having grown up in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest (Idaho, Alaska, and Oregon), combined with a career in biology of over 20 years, Katie has had the opportunity to spend her entire life exploring the outdoors and fishing many incredible streams.
Brad Hartley was born and raised in the Rocky Mountain West, fishing most of it from Canada to Mexico. After moving to the Jackson Hole, Wyoming area in the late 1980’s, he bought an old drift boat and began his lifelong dream of becoming a professional fishing guide on the Snake and South Fork rivers of Wyoming and Idaho. Three boats and many years later, he is still at it. Feeling the need for more space and bigger fish, Brad moved to Pinedale in 2001 and has dedicated thousands of hours to learning the nature of the Green and New Fork river systems.