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RiverBum Pro - Allison Keeble


Allison Hendricks

Allison grew up in Northern Idaho.  Her father, a travelling musician, was an avid fly fisherman, teaching Allison all he knew…while travelling the country.  She has fished it all from the Yellowstone, to the Olympic Peninsula, to the ditches in Houston, and now The Florida Keys are her home waters. Allison is a fantastic guide skilled in stalking and presenting to skittish fish on the flats. She is also a featured author, published in Dun Magazine and The Outpost Life Magazine where you can read her articles and see her photoshoots.

When not on the water, she is busy helping RiverBum develop its saltwater offering.  Allison has helped design the new RiverBum saltwater division apparel, innovative new fly patterns, and is very active on social media. Allison contributes to our newsletters, blogs, and a myriad of product information and feedback. She is a wonderful casting instructor as well as a field tester for Monic and Cortland Lines.

 
 RiverBum Pro Greg Morgan

Greg Morgan

Greg was born into a fishing family but did not pick up a fly rod until the age of 12. “Up until then, all I needed was a 9 foot bamboo pole with a 10 foot section of mono-filament tied to the tip. No reel necessary, just a hooked worm and a bobber.”

Spending his summers at his grandparents’ house on the pan-handle of Florida, Greg’s first experience with a fly rod was casting poppers to pan fish, but quickly moved to largemouth bass and various saltwater species. At the age of 22 when he moved to Colorado, he realized his passion for fly fishing for various species of trout. Since then, this passion has grown and now he loves to target any species that swims and has scales; scales being optional.

With a passion for travel, adventure and fly fishing, Greg has traveled to and fished many exotic locations. He has enjoyed angling in over 13 countries targeting many different species with a fly rod. The list includes Botswana (where he lived for approx. 2 years) for Tiger fish, Mozambique for King Fish, and Chilean Patagonia for monster Brown and Rainbow Trout among many others. The list of countries continues to grow.

​Greg has spread his love of adventure and travel to encompass Alaska where he spends the summer months guiding the Bristol Bay Region for everything from Trophy Rainbow trout to Dolly Varden to Sockeye and Silver Salmon etc.

During the off season the Chattahoochee Tailwater and North Georgia waters are where he spends his days guiding.  Both waters offer a very unique​e fishing experience and should not be missed. 

​​​“More than anything, I enjoy sharing the outdoor experience and helping beginner and intermediate anglers, along with young people, experience fly fishing. It is an incredible feeling to help people have a great day on the river! I love my home waters of the Chattahoochee and miss it immensely when not on it.” If not guiding, you more than likely can find him either planning out his next adventure.  

 

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Cinda Howard

Cinda has been guiding in Arizona for several years. She’s spent her whole life fishing and picked up a fly rod in 1996. She worked for the Orvis Company as the only female Fly Fishing Manager for eight years before branching off and starting her own business in 2012. She spends a considerable amount of time instructing people on the sport of fly fishing.

Cinda has been featured in several fly fishing articles and books (“Fly Fisher’s Guide to Arizona” by Will Jordan, “Arizona’s Official Fishing Guide” by Arizona Highways and Arizona Game and Fish Department) as an expert on fly fishing in Arizona. She is extremely passionate not only about fly fishing but also about teaching others. She hosts trips all across the world and has taken customers fly fishing in Alaska, Belize, Oregon, Montana, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and The Bahamas. Cinda loves to fish for trout, steelhead, pike, carp, bonefish, tarpon and anything else that will eat a fly. She is a past President of Desert Fly Casters and is a Zane Grey Trout Unlimited board member.

If you’d like to book a Guide Trip or scheduled a Casting Lesson please contact us today.  See the best fly fishing Arizona has to offer.

Book a trip with Cinda today!  or visit her website FlyFishAZ

 
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Michael Hunt

Michael Hunt is a professional New York state fishing Guide (license#6713) with 24 years of experience on the Salmon River.  You’re always in great hands when you are with Mike.  He is certified in first aid, CPR, AED, water safety, and small craft.

He specializes in fly fishing, centerpin, and noodle rods for steelhead and brown trout.  He is also a certified custom rod builder, constructing rods for every application.

In addition to being a RiverBum pro, he is also a pro staff member for Sage, Redington and RIO.  He is also an active member of NYSOGA (New York state outdoors guides association).

Contact Info: hookalip@gmail.com  302-722-3992

 

RiverBum Pro - Jim Mitchell


Jim Mitchell

Jim Mitchell along with his wife Bonnie operate Montana Hunting Fishing Adventures in Hamilton, MT.  Jim is the Exclusive Outfitter for the Bitterroot Fly Company in Darby, MT.   Jim began guiding in 2001 and became a fishing Outfitter in 2008 and added hunting in 2010.    Jim is a Premier RiverBum endorsed fly fishing guide and Tenkara guide certified by Daniel Galhardo, owner of Tenkara USA.   Jim was born, raised and still lives in the Bitterroot Valley of Western Montana near Hamilton, MT.   

Growing up in an outfitting family, Jim's father started the family outfitting and guide service in 1969.   Jim started fishing at a very young age with spinning gear and the old fly rod that was always on the front porch.   Fishing every chance he could on the Bitterroot River and its irrigation ditches, fishing has always been his passion. Guiding on the Bitterroot River and its forks, the Blackfoot, Clark Fork, Missouri and Madison Rivers. Jim takes great pleasure sharing the wisdom and skill he has acquired over the years with his guests. When not guiding Jim is scouting and exploring new water around Montana testing new patterns and techniques for his next guided adventure

 

RiverBum Pro - Tiffany Fleming

Tiffany Fleming aka South Dakota Flygirl

Tiffany grew up fishing in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Her home waters are Rapid Creek, Spring Creek, Castle Creek, and surrounding lakes in the Black Hills and Custer. She has been fishing for 13 years and targets browns, rainbos, lake trout and brookies.

"I've always had a love of the outdoors. As a child I was in toe of my father while hunting, fishing, hiking and camping. It became a passion for me at a young age. I enjoy four wheeling, camping, exploring, hunting small and large game, but most of all fly fishing. I've been blessed to flyfishing in many places from Colorado to Alaska! My journey began many years ago with a trip to Yellowstone national park. I bought a $100 setup at the Yellowstone lake store at 21 years old...and the rest is history! I enjoy spending time with my pup Kenai and quiet moments on the creeks....hours in my tying room coming up with little creations. Life and God are good."

 

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Eric Henson

Owner of Casting Kayaks LLC, Eric Henson has over 30 years fly fishing experience and frequents the waters of Tampa Bay down to Charlotte Harbor in Florida. His favorite targets are redfish, snook, trout and tarpon.

"As a kid I was lucky enough to grow up on a lake, next to a Pro Bass fisherman. Learning how to use baitcasters, spinning reels, and fly reels at a very young age, my passion for fishing grew very early on. I’ve had canoes, kayaks, and boats my whole life which has kept my heart near the water my whole life. Now, I am married to an amazingly beautiful wife named Rebecca. My children are a French Bulldog (Dozer), Red/Blue Nose Pitbull (Chloe) and a cat that I happened to inherit when I got married.

"My wife has her own private practice as a dietitian. I on the other hand was a Chef at the Ritz-Carlton for 11 years. We are both  'foodies' and needless to say we come up with some really delicious healthy recipes! Now I am a full-time Professional Kayak Guide and a Professional Kayak Tournament Angler. In my spare time, I enjoy writing articles and do videos for many magazines and fishing companies. God, Family time,Tournament fishing, and Guiding are some of my biggest passions. October 18th 2015, I was lucky enough to take 1st Place in the Kayak fishing Classics National Championships and brought home the Series Champion/ Angler of the Year Award."

Eric's RiverBum Pro Blog  

 
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Capt. Jimmy Daniels

Jimmy grew up in Destin, Florida, where he fell in love with the water, boats, fish and fishing … not necessarily in that order. The family moved to North Carolina where he honed his skills on the banks of the New River near the town of Todd. By 13, he was learning to cast dry flies to brookies and ’bows in the local tributaries. Later, during high school, the family moved back to Florida where he chased largemouth bass on Lake Seminole.

After high school graduation, Jimmy moved on to Pensacola to sell boats while he learned all about fly-fishing for bull redfish, trout and snapper on a fly. He subsequently worked in a local fly shop. Wanting to pursue his passion he's been a USCG captain three years now, and works Lees Ferry section of the Colorado River. He's learned much from  Wendy and Terry Gunn. He's been using RiverBum flies since the day he started there and loves them and the many clients he gets to help catch fish with them.

Capt. Jimmy's RiverBum Pro Blog

 
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Wayne Palinckx

Wayne began fly-fishing in the mountain lakes and streams of Colorado over Thirty-Five years ago.  Since 1980 Wayne’s passion for fly-fishing has continued to grow.  He now spends majority of his days guiding or fishing on Mountain Rivers, specifically the South Platte tail waters. Fly-fishing has become a lifelong pursuit of perfecting his talent and sharing his passion with others. His journeys have taken him to countless states and many countries in search of all the wonderful experiences the world of fly fishing offers.

Wayne married the love of his life Angela, his high school sweetheart. They have two sons, he has coached hockey and is also a small business owner.  Wayne has the ability to breakdown the finer points of angling to help his clients quickly master the art of fly fishing. Focusing on fun and an abundance of Enthusiasm.

When he’s not guiding, you’ll find Wayne on a river, somewhere.

Wayne frequents North Platte, South Platte, Blue, Gunnison, Taylor, Yampa, Frying Pan, Colorado, and Roaring Fork rivers.

 
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Peter Husted

Peter comes to RiverBum by way of Denmark.  He frequently fishes waters throughout Scandinavia, Europe, Florida and the Bahamas.   He is always seeking new experiences and challenges.   Whether rafting, hiking, or other outdoor adventures.  Some of these challenges include guiding in Alaska, Greenland, and the Bahamas.  

An innovative casting expert, Peter also works as a casting instructor.  Through this love for teaching, Peter has started up his own production company, Water's Edge Media.Through Waters Edge, he’s able to bring his love of the sport to everyone.  Peter also enjoying sharing his love of the outdoors and fishing  with his wife and daughter.

 

 
 RiverBum Pro - Greg Scheer

Greg Scheer

Greg lives in Southeast Idaho, a fly fishing paradise. A 25 year fly fishing veteran his back yard is the South Fork of the Snake River, Henry’s Fork and Teton Rivers along with many back country streams and lakes. Greg fly fishes primarily from a drift boat. A bonus to southeast Idaho is Steelhead fishing. Idaho has a nice fall-spring run which Greg targets at peak times.

Greg fishes Alaska yearly for salmon and trout. He spent last summer guiding king salmon fishing in Alaska. Nothing better than hooking a king on a fly rod or any rod for that matter.

He grew up in North Dakota fishing walleye and pike. It was his Grandfather that got him into fishing at a young age. It seems that when we learn from people we love, it sticks in our blood more, and you become more passionate to the sport. He still returns to North Dakota to fish the same waters his grandfather took him.

The reason he loves fishing so much is because there are so many different ways to catch fish. You can be so creative with your gear in figuring out what the fish want. Break the rules it works!!

After retiring from a great 25 year career with Anheuser-Busch, Greg looks forward to promoting fishing and RiverBum. Great one stop shopping, top of the line products and a great family of people. 

 
RiverBum Pro Scott Lattea

Scott Lattea

Scott spent his youth chasing trout in the rivers and lakes all over his home state of West Virginia.  For the last 12 years however he has been fly fishing for salmon, steelhead, and big brown trout through out Ohio, Pennsylvania,  and New York in the area known as "Steelhead Alley". 

Scott also works on the pro staff for Fly Rod Chronicles with Curtis Fleming in additiona to his duties as a local sherrifs deputy in his home town of Bridgeport, West Virginia

 

RiverBum Pro - Juraj Sabol


Juraj Sabol

Juraj's hometown is Presov, Slovakia and he currently resides in Manchester, NJ. He targets striped bass, trout, salmon and steelhead, and you'll find him frequenting the waters of Delaware River, Limestone creeks of PA, Salmon River and the Jersey shore saltwaters. He has been fly fishing for eight years, and tying flys for seven.

More about Juraj: Born and raised in Slovakia. US NAVY War VET. Fly tyer and a fly fisherman of north east salt water species, love chasing spring and Fall stripers, and steelhead. A member of Project Healing Water. A father of two Wonderful girls. "Always looking to rip lips"

 
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Andrew Welker

Andrew Welker hails from NE Missouri and loves setting the hook on the beautiful trout in MO!  The Current River is great blue ribbon water here but the large mouth bass fishing pulls draws him back home quickly as well!

Andrew will travel to find great waters.  He's fished the Green River, the Arkansas River and the famous Gunnison River. If he can get away to do some fishing and camping, he's all over it! 

 
 RiverBum Pro - Jarod Marsh


Jeff Marsh

You can find Jeff Marsh wading or rowing his drift boat on the AuSable River, Rifle River and countless other river systems through out his home state of Michigan. Jeff has been fly fishing for twenty years and favors chasing Brown, Brook and rainbow trout and steelhead. Married and a father of two children, Jeff shares his passion for fly fishing with children with severe emotional disabilities by using fly fishing as a therapeutic and positive emotional outlet.

 
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Tony Lai

Hi my name is Tony Lai I've lived on the West Coast of Florida for almost all my life. The Florida's lifestyle is either the beach or just being on the water!

Luckily fishing choose me. I’ve been competitive my whole life playing sports, and now I competitive fish as many fishing tournaments I can fit in my schedule and have done very well I believe.

I picked up the fly rod to keep things fresh and interesting. Then fell in love with the sport soon after chasing everything to catch with the bug whip for the first time. I would have to say it was like being a reborn fishermen again, it really re-energized my passion for the sport.

I have two children, a daughter and son, that both love to get a line wet too. I try to teach them the love for nature and how to preserve by conservation and by having respect of the land so others can enjoy it too.

I'm also the guy that will jump in his truck to chase the next bite or just a road trip to fish for whatever is biting or maybe a new species on the bucket list!

 
 
RiverBum Pro David Franks

David Franks

Dave  grew up cane fishing for bream and crappie his  my hometown in Arkansas.   He quickly transitioned  to the love of fly fishing on any and all streams, rivers, lakes, and puddles in Arkansas.  He works in the Agricultural Field.  While during the spring his trips are limited, he tries to makes up for it throughout the rest of the year. Dave is also an avid duck hunter from Nov-Jan.  He’s married with two amazing kids.  His son is usually his tag  along fishing buddy.  Nothing better than teaching a kid to love the outdoors.  Keep your lines tight and your shots straight!

The waters he hits regularly are Greers Ferry Lake, Little Red River, Norfork River, White River, Buffalo River, Spring River, and anywhere else in between!
 
RiverBum Pro Ambassador Kayla Smith

Kayla Smith

Born and raised in northeastern Pennsylvania Kayla has been fishing along side her dad for as long as she can remember. However, she didn't start fly fishing until 2013 when she met her boyfriend Tim. 

She is an Accounts Payable Manager and resides in Nazareth, Pa. She spends most of her weekends fly fishing along side her boyfriend. Kayla favors brown trout and native Brookies in skinny water, but will fish for anything. She also enjoys trips to New York and the coast for steelhead, and surf fishing.

Kayla hopes to share her love of fly fishing with younger generations, while gaining more knowledge of the sport. Some of her goals include targeting larger specials, and salt water fly fishing.

 
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Cyndi Hartline

Cyndi's love for fishing began at the age of five Bass Fishing the Allegeny with her Dad and PapPap.  She's a Nurse, Account Executive and a busy single mom that's trying to keep up with her ten year old daughter.  Teaching her daughter about the more important things in life is a priority for Cyndi.  She spends as much time on the water as possible.

Cyndi has been exclusively a gear fishman.  Very accomplished in the pike and musky field.  She's excited to take on a new challenge and learn the sport of fly fishing.  She'll be writting out her transition, her triumphs and here challenges.

 

 

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