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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

Book a trip to beautiful Montana with Jim!

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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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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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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.  

Visit Greg's Website

 

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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

 

 

 

 

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Nome Buckman Stark

I’m a bit of a gypsy at heart who has recently married and settled down on the Coast of Maine. I grew up on the East Coast and spent most of my young adult years in the White Mountains of NH.I’ve guided in New Hampshire for trout and moved my business to the Midwest to guide for musky in the UP of Michigan and Trout in the Driftless area of Wisconsin.

My other job is being a garden coach/ horticulturist for individuals and organizations. I’m a contributing editor for the internationally acclaimed Dun Magazine, a women’s fly fishing magazine. My current focus is to build up a predator fly tying company that makes flies for apex predators that exist in eco systems everywhere.

 

 

 

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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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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!

 

 

 

 

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