Guided Fishing Trips
Meet Our Guides
Jon's fly-fishing career started in 1997 with a guide position at Rainbow King Lodge in Alaska. That led him to Colorado where he spent three seasons at Elk Creek Lodge as a fly-fishing and elk hunting guide. Off seasons were spent in Southern Oregon where he fell in love with the Rogue River. Most notably was a year residing in Gold Beach, where the Lower Rogue and a Spey rod came together in harmonic fashion. Over time, Jon developed a year round program which included guide venues in Northern California during trout season, the Upper and Lower Rogue for steelhead and fall chinook, and the coastal rivers and Applegate River for winter steelhead. Jon first picked up a spey rod in 1999. Since then, he has dedicated the craft of two-handed casting and angling. He has taught hundreds of fly-fisherman the merits of two-handed casting through guiding, Sage endorsed clinics, private instruction, and regular appearances at the Sandy River Spey Clave. He is a contract fly designer for Solitude Fly Company which includes the "Dirk Wiggler" and "Deuce Wigalo" flies. Jon resides in Medford with his wife Jamie, two dogs, Romeo and Jr. and Sookie, their new kitten.
In 1965 Steve caught his first trout on the family ranch back in 1965. Since that time he has been addicted to fishing. Growing up summers in Montana and winters in So California he lived an anglers dream, year round fishing! Since finishing college Steve has fished around the world for big game and small. In 1998 at the end of a 10 year break in life to practice accounting he settled in the Rogue Valley to take advantage of the outdoor life style it offered. Since that time he has helped hundreds of fly fishermen experience the best of the Rouge Rivers famous steelhead run. He lives in Ashland with a wife and wonderful twin children.
Tony has been a licensed guide in Oregon and California for 16 years, working independently and also for The Ashland Fly Shop and Fly Water Travel. He has a long history of volunteer work with Casting for Recovery and Project Healing Waters, which speaks to his desire to help men and women learn the art of fly fishing. Tony is an excellent instructor and can teach both single and two-handed casting. He spends countless days on the Upper Rogue and always has the latest and most detailed fishing reports for us.
Stuart, a southern-Oregon native, has been guiding on the Rogue River since 2009. He specializes in two-handed fly fishing for both summer and winter steelhead. During the warmer summer months his trips focus on dry line fishing in the early and late hours of the day. As the water temperatures drop he moves to deep-swung streamers and nymph fishing. Stuart’s positive attitude, deeply rooted love for fly fishing, and natural ability make him a pleasure to spend the day on the river with. When not on the river, you can find him in the field with his German shorthair pointer Sara, chasing horns in the woods, or volunteering with local conservation groups.
For inquires outside our region or anywhere around the globe, feel free to contact us for more information. We work with a network of guides and operations far and wide, and as an agent for Fly Water Travel, we are a phone call away from getting you the critical and relevant information you need to make your fly-fishing travel fun, seamless, and productive.