Situated along the Rocky Mountains, Jake has been privy to some of the most beautiful trout fishing in North America. The mighty Bow River flows through his hometown, allowing him the opportunity to fish for monster rainbow and brown trout by stepping out of his backdoor. Jake has been fly fishing for the past 17 years and in that time has watched a hobby turn into a full blown obsession.
Jake spends around 100 days on the water each year, travelling throughout Southern Alberta, British Columbia, and Montana. He’s not afraid to climb through the thickest bush, walk the narrowest of ledges, or wade through swift moving waters to quiet the compulsion to catch fish. Trout has been the main target of his obsession, while professing his ultimate love for giant bull trout. His local waters are home to rainbow, brown, brook, tiger, bull, and cutthroat trout. With other species of pike, walleye, whitefish, and sturgeon thrown into the mix.
When Jake isn’t out on the water, you can find him at the tying desk sorting out flies for the next trip. He’s been tying flies for the past five years, and quickly found out it’s not cheaper than buying premade flies. However, he believes there is no better feeling than catching a fish on a fly you’ve created yourself.