Workshop Descriptions

This year is our 25th year for the Expo and we have a great lineup of instructors. We believe our Expo is unique for the Northern Rockies and Northwest because our workshops are inexpensive and provide hands-on instruction.

These workshops are generally for a maximum of 10 people, are very educational and highly intensive. Most years the workshops fill up prior to the Expo starting, so pre-registering is highly recommended. We are proud to offer our workshops at a very affordable rate, making instruction from some top notch fly fishers possible for everyone.

For the tying workshops students need to bring, at a minimum, their tying tools, their thread and a portable lamp. Instructors will supply all the necessary materials except thread. Please check the descriptions for other requirements.

For the beginning fly casting workshops, if you have a rod and reel please bring them, otherwise for those without equipment we will supply the rods and reels. For the intermediate fly casting workshop please bring your rod and reel. The casting workshops will be outdoors so dress accordingly, which should include warm clothing and a rain jacket. Boots and waders are also needed for spey casting

 The Women’s Fly Fishing Clinic will be held next door to the Shilo Inn Convention Center at the Sandpiper Restaurant. You will be outside casting, so dress accordingly which would include warm clothing and a rain jacket. Lunch is included.

 

Tying Workshops

 

Tying Two Classic Flies by the late Eric Otzinger, the Hackle Wing Mayfly and the Hot Creek Caddis with Steven Fernandez (Buszek Winner)

Cost: $35 Thursday Evening April 19th 5:30pm -9:30pm

Location - Jimmy’s All Seasons Anglers

Please bring tools, thread and a portable lamp.

Maximum 8 students. For Advanced Tiers.

Steven Fernandez is back doing a workshop for advanced tiers again this year. This workshop will be special and will feature two flies by the late Eric Otzinger. Eric was one of the most gifted fly tiers of his era. He was extremely innovative as well as one of the most supremely talented technical tiers Steven had ever seen. His work was showcased in Judith Dunham’s book: “Atlantic Salmon Flies, the Tiers and Their Art”, and he was extremely influential to many of tiers in California. The two flies that that Steven would like to teach are Eric’s Hot Creek Caddis, similar to the EC Caddis, and his Hackle Wing Mayfly, one of the most elegant dry flies ever devised. If you cast this fly onto the water into the midst of a hatch of duns and look away just for an instant, you will be unable to pick it out from the rest when you look back. For those of you who consider yourselves to be accomplished tiers but still have plenty of room for advanced techniques, this class is a definite must. Please bring your tying tools, vise, magnification if needed, and your light. Materials will be supplied by the Steven. Steven Fernandez, one of the most renowned fly tiers in the world, who is unmatched in tying Classic Trout Flies, Atlantic Salmon and Catskill Style Flies, will share his knowledge and expertise.  In Steven’s workshop students will have the chance to learn from a true master, the art of tying the classic trout fly. A word of caution, this workshop will be very intensive and is intended for fly tiers with advanced skills. Steven Fernandez has been tying flies for over 40 years and started tying professionally at the age 13. By his sixteenth year he was demonstrating and teaching fly tying locally and then nationally. By 17, he was featured in the April 1977 edition of Field and Stream. While pursuing an architecture degree in the 1980′s, he challenged the notion of artistic salmon flies by tying flies on straightened out hooks with atypical materials and techniques, raising a few eyebrows in the process. Judith Dunham included him in her book The Atlantic Salmon Fly, The Tyers and Their Art ( 1991), which helped lead to international demonstrations, classes, and feature articles. Currently Steven is the Fly Tying Co-Director for the Southwest Council of the FFF and also received the prestigious FFF Buz Buszek Memorial Award in 2012. We invite you to attend Steven’s workshop for a truly unmatched and unique fly tying experience.

 

Introduction to Thread Control and Materials Handling with Wayne Luallen (Buszek Winner)

Cost: $35 Friday Morning April 20th 8:15am – 12:00pm

Location – Executive Board Room

Please bring tools (to include two non-wobbling hackle pliers and bobbins, hair stacker) , thread and a portable lamp.

Maximum 8 students – Recommended to bring a notebook

Maximum 8 students

Experienced Tiers Only

 

Wayne Luallen is coming back again this year. Wayne is one of the most recognized and sought fly tiers in the world and we are lucky to have him come to the Expo. This is a techniques workshop concentrating on understanding the “how” and “why” rather than the tying of specific patterns.   Wayne takes you through understanding why materials respond in different ways, how you can use different thread control techniques to gain greater control over your materials, and how to select materials that may be better suited for your specific application at hand.  This workshop should be taken more than once because of all the useful information. This workshop is for people with tying experience looking for improving their techniques, this workshop is NOT for beginners. Wayne has tied most every type of fly he could get in his vise since 1974.  He has taught and demonstrated at numerous fly tying and fishing events worldwide since 1980 and his work has been published in several magazines and books.  Wayne also received the prestigious FFF Buszek Memorial award in 1991 for international fly tying excellence.  So if you are interested in learning some very valuable generic skills that will elevate your fly tying to a new level you should not miss this workshop

 

New Flies for Livingston’s Spring Creeks- Volume 2 with Satoshi Yamamoto

Cost: $35 Friday Morning April 20th 8:15am – 12:00pm

Location – VIP Board Room

Please bring tools, thread and a portable lamp.

 

Satoshi is back to show case new flies he had developed for the Yellowstone River spring creeks and the region around southwest Montana. These include the famous Depuy’s, Armstrong and Nelson spring creeks near Livingstone in the Paradise Valley of the fabled Yellowstone River. As with all spring creeks the fishing can be technical but the reward can be great. And Satoshi, even though young in years has developed a reputation as a master spring creek guide, fly fisher and fly tier. He continues to develop new and innovative patterns which will be the center piece of this workshop. Please join Satoshi’s workshop for the fly tying ride of a lifetime and not only learn about Livingstone spring creeks but all spring creeks and beyond. Satoshi grew up in Japan. When asked how he came to Montana his answer was “I always wanted to be a cowboy”. In 2000 Satoshi was accepted into the graduate program at Montana State University, Bozeman where he received his MS degree in Reproductive Physiology & Genetics for Beef Cattle and also started fly fishing. He became a cowboy and pursued his career as a breeder/technician of artificial insemination. He took jobs in Nevada, California, and Washington and continued to fly fish and tie flies. He moved to Livingstone in 2010 where he build a reputation as an excellent tier and guide for southwest Montana and especially the Livingstone/Paradise Valley spring creeks. His first original pattern “Coyoted Pheasant Soft Hackle” achieved world-wide recognition and he now submits innovative patterns to Montana Fly Company. Other flies can be seen at Fly Anglers OnLine.  You can find out more about Satoshi’s guide and fly tying services as Lefty Anglers and Flies (www.leftyanglerandflies.com).

 

Introduction to the Rotary Vise using the Nor-Vise with Harley Reno

Cost: $35 Friday Afternoon April 20th 1:00 pm – 4:45pm

Location – Executive Board Room

Please bring tools, thread and a portable lamp including a Nor-Vise if you have one.

Seven Nor-Vises Available if you don’t have one

The Nor-Vise is considered by many to be the most innovative and useful rotary vice ever invented. This workshop is intended to introduce fly tiers to the advantages of tying flies with the Nor-Vise. Whether you own, intended to own, would like to own, or have never seen a Nor-Vise, here is the chance to get some basic and advanced instruction on tying with the Nor-Vise. Dr. Harley Reno, the instructor will make as many as seven complete sets of Nor-Vises available to those who do not have vises. Harley is one of the region’s most experienced anglers. From product representative to professional fishing guide, he has quite a resume`. On top of this he holds a doctorate in fisheries science.  Harley has also published an electronic book on drift boat fly-fishing. You can observe it on the Federation of FlyFishers web page. He also will provide materials for tying four or five patterns of flies. Each pattern will demonstrate one or more advantages of the vise.

 

The Complete Guide to Tying and Fishing Cripples and Emergers with Scott Sanchez (Buszek Winner)        

Cost: $35 Friday Afternoon April 20th 1:00 pm – 4:45pm

Location – VIP Room

Please bring tools, thread and a portable lamp.

This class was taught last year and it had a waiting list so it is being offered again this year. While on the river you find out that the trout are feeding on cripples and emergers. As it turns out trout love cripple and emergers and in many cases preferring them over the duns. And someone who has perfected tying and fishing cripples and emergers is Scott Sanchez. If you really want to improve your fishing during a hatch you must attend this workshop. Come and join Scott as he shares some of his favorite and innovative techniques for cripples and emergers. Scott is regarded as one of the country’s most innovative fly tiers, with his tying sessions providing entertainment for all.  Scott has been teaching fly tying since the early age of 14 and has been working in the industry for the last twenty years tying flies commercially, guiding, helping with video productions, writing articles, and serving as the fly tying editor for Fly Fisherman magazine.  In 2010 he won the coveted FFF Buz Buszek Memorial Fly Tying Award. Scott is fishing manager and fly tying guru for High Country Outfitters in Jackson Wyoming (www.highcountryflies.com), which features many of his effective and unique flies.  His Double Bunny has won the prestigious One Fly Contest three times.

 

Highly Effective Streamer Patterns for Trophy Trout with Kelly Galloup           

Location: Executive Board Room                       

Saturday Morning April 21st 8:15am –12:00pm           

Cost: $35

Maximum 10 Students

Please Bring Fly Tying Tools, Thread and a Portable Lamp

Kelly Galloup last taught a streamers workshop at this Expo in 2010.  From then to now, Kelly’s reputation has grown in stature and he had continued to develop new and innovative streamer patterns. In this workshop, Kelly will show you how to tie his newest and most effective patterns and will also share with you the best places and overall techniques to fish them. Kelly has been a fly fishing guide for over 30 years. He started guiding in Michigan at the age of 16 and opened his fly shop The Troutsman in Traverse City, Michigan, in 1981.  He moved to Montana 2002 and runs the slide Inn fly shop on the banks of the Madison.  He is an author and lecturer. His books are Modern Streamers for Trophy Trout (co-authored with Bob Linsenman) and Spinners and Cripples. Kelly has been published by virtually every major magazine in the business.  He has also produced several streamer tying and fishing videos demonstrating his techniques and patterns.  Join Kelly and learn some of his hard earned knowledge.

 

Mike’s New and Improved Stillwater Flies with Mike Andreasen

Cost: $35 Saturday Morning April 21st 8:15am –12:00pm

Location: VIP Board Room           

Maximum 12 Students

Please Bring Fly Tying Tools, Thread and a Portable Lamp

A truly unique opportunity has presented itself here in eastern Idaho, again. It has been quite some time since Mike taught a stillwater workshop at the Expo. Mike is one of the most renowned and skillful stillwater fishermen in the world, and he will be coming to the Expo to share his knowledge and expertise on his own brand of highly effective stillwater patterns and techniques. Over 50 years Mike has fished extensively in the West and Canada. In the last twenty years, Mike has concentrated his fly-fishing on still waters and has gained the reputation as one of the West’s most experienced fly-tiers and fly-fishers. Proof of this is in Mike’s books Effective Lake Flies, co-authored with Allan Ryther  and  Productive Stillwater Flies co-author with Dennis Brakke.  Patterns like the Punkinhead, Midnight Fire, Blue Ellis and Spear Lake Renegade have become standard worldwide ties for any stillwater. Perhaps Mike’s strongest talent is his ability to teach fly tying and fishing. He is in great demand to tie and instruct at sports shows and conclaves. His table is always the scene of appreciative crowds, where folks enjoy Mike’s talent at the vise, his good natured humor and his generosity in sharing tying ideas and fly patterns. Please join Mike for a chance of a lifetime to learn from one of the leading authorities on stillwater fly fishing in the world.

 

Advanced Thread Control and Materials Handling with Wayne Luallen (Advanced) (Buszek Winner)

Cost: $35 Saturday Afternoon April 21st 1:00pm – 4:45pm

Location – Executive Board Room

Please bring tools (to include two non-wobbling hackle pliers and bobbins, hair stacker) , thread and a portable lamp.

Maximum 8 students – Recommended to bring a notebook

Advanced Tiers Only

Prerequisite – Friday’s Beginning Thread Control and Materials Handling

Wayne Luallen, one of the most recognized and sought fly tiers in the world, will be teaching his ever popular techniques workshop that will concentrate on understanding the “how” and “why” rather than the tying of specific patterns.   Wayne takes you through understanding why materials respond in different ways, how you can use different thread control techniques to gain greater control over your materials, and how to select materials that may be better suited for your specific application at hand.  As a prerequisite, students who sign-up for this workshop must first take the Beginning Thread Control and Materials Handling workshop on Friday morning.  Wayne has tied most every type of fly he could get in his vise since 1974.  He has taught and demonstrated at numerous fly tying and fishing events worldwide since 1980 and his work has been published in several magazines and books.  Wayne also received the prestigious FFF Buszek Memorial Award in 1991.  So if you are interested in learning some valuable generic skills that will elevate your fly tying to a new level this Wayne Luallen workshop is for you.

 

Leslie’s New and Highly Innovated Small Fly Patterns for the Rocky Mountain West with Leslie Harrop

Location: VIP Board Room                                                           

Saturday Afternoon April 21st 1:00pm – 4:45pm           

Cost: $35

Maximum 10 Students

Please Bring Fly Tying Tools, Thread and a Portable Lamp.

Leslie is back! She last taught a workshop in 2010. During the interim Leslie has continued to develop new patterns and techniques and is especially excited this year to introduce a new hook that is uniquely suited to tying smaller dry flies, cripples and emergers. If you enjoy fishing mayfly, caddis fly and midge hatches, in all their stages, then this workshop is for you.  Leslie will be tying some wonderful new patterns using an innovative new hook that are effective on rivers in the Rocky Mountain west.  Born into a Harrop fly fishing family, Leslie grew up on the banks of the Henry’ Fork.  As a member of House of Harrop, she has been tying professionally for many years, specializing in technical CDC patterns for fishing spring creeks and tailwaters.  Leslie has demonstrated her skills at numerous shows and conventions throughout the western United States.  Please welcome Leslie back and join her and learn to work with CDC and other materials and tie some truly effective patterns for the Rocky Mountain west.

 

Casting Workshops

 

Beginning Fly Casting with Buck Goodrich

Location: Lounge

Cost: $35 Friday Afternoon April 21st 1:00pm – 4:00pm                 

Maximum 12 Students

Rods and Reels Available for Those with No Equipment

Please Bring Warm Clothing and Rain Jacket

 

This workshop is for the beginner caster or as a review for the intermediate caster.  The goal of the class is to provide students with a solid foundation of the casting mechanics. The workshop will introduce casting fundamentals covering the pick-up lay down cast, the false cast, and the roll cast. Buck Goodrich is so well known as a fly fisher in eastern Idaho, that he is a legend. Buck has been fly fishing the rivers and lakes of eastern Idaho, southwest Montana and northern Wyoming for over 40 years. There is probably no one more knowledgeable than Buck about the southwest corner of Yellowstone Park where the famed waters of the Fall and Bechler Rivers flow. Buck has been involved with the Federation of Fly Fishers since near its inceptions in the mid 1960’s holding many administrative post and chairmanships of various conclaves. He has received the Order of Lapis Lazuli Award, the ultimate award for individual achievement to the sport of fly fishing that the Federation bestows. His involvement with Trout Unlimited goes back 40 years and includes achievement in fly fishing excellence and conservation. On top of all this he is unchallenged in his ability to both cast and teach the art of casting and is a certified casting instructor with the Federation of Fly Fishers. Please come and be with Buck to learn from one of the best on how to cast a fly. Rods and reels will be available for those with no equipment. This workshop will be outdoors. Please wear appropriate clothing.

 

Improve Your Casting with Bob Jacklin

Location – Lounge

Cost: $35 Friday April 21st 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Rods and reels will be available for those with no equipment. This workshop will be outdoors. Please wear appropriate clothing (Warm Clothing and Rain Jacket).

 

This class is designed for the intermediate fly caster who wants to master those casting techniques that improve casting in adverse conditions. This class will also introduce students to the more advanced techniques that allow the fly fisher to present his fly more effectively. Bob moved to the Montana area in the mid-60’s and by 1970 was a full time guide and fly fishing instructor in West Yellowstone.  In 1974 Bob began his own outfitting and fishing business, Jacklin’s Fly Shop in West Yellowstone and this year celebrates his thirty-ninth consecutive year as a fly fishing guide and outfitter.  Truly a comprehensive fisherman, Bob has toured and lectured extensively on all aspects of our sport.  Bob is a certified fly casting instructor with the American Casting Association and a master certified fly casting instructor with the Federation of Fly Fishers, and a member of the FFF fly casting board of governors.  Bob is also a member of the St. Croix rod company advisory team and the Ross Reel pro staff.  Additionally he was the principal instructor for nearly ten years with the landmark Fenwick Fly Fishing Schools.  Please join Bob and learn from the one of the most skillful fishermen to cast a fly. Please bring your rod and reel. This workshop will be outdoors. Please wear appropriate clothing. Visit Bob Jacklin’s Fly Shop in West Yellowstone (www.jacklinsflyshop.com)

 

Beginning Fly Casting with John Rivera and Fabia Fuenzalida

Location – Lounge

Saturday April 22nd 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Cost $35 

Rods and reels will be available for those with no equipment. This workshop will be outdoors. Please wear appropriate clothing.

This workshop is for the beginner caster or as a review for the intermediate caster.  The goal of the class is to provide students with a good foundation of the casting mechanics. The workshop will introduce casting fundamentals covering the pick-up lay down cast, the false cast, the roll cast and mending.  John Rivera is a certified casting instructor with the International Federation of Fly Fishers and has taught casting workshops both in California and Idaho. He is well known for his ability to teach beginners and has a reputation for being a gracious and patient instructor. Please join John and his wife, Fabia, for a truly unique experience in learning to fly cast. John Rivera grew up in the town of Gilroy California. He attended the University of California, Berkley where he met his wife, Fabia Fuenzalida who was born and raised in Santiago Chile. John earned his degree in anthropology but then went on to post graduate study in print technology. It was in this field that he spent the next 20 years earning a living. Most of his career was spent in central California in Sacramento and Emeryville. It was here that John took up fly fishing and began his lifelong passion of fly rod building. It was in California that John and Fabia started their fly rod building business, The Fly Rod Company (www.theflyrodcompany.com), before moving to Idaho Falls. John is a highly accomplished rod builder, but his true love is the construction of extremely high quality bamboo rods. John is a certified casting instructor with the International Federation of Fly Fishers and has taught casting workshops both in California and Idaho. Fabia is an accomplished fly fisher in her own right. She earned her BA degree from UC Berkley in languages, linguistics and art history and a Master of Education from Harvard University in Cambridge MA. Fabia is multilingual speaking English, Spanish and French. Rods and reels will be available for those with no equipment. This workshop will be outdoors. Please wear appropriate clothing.

 

Beginning and Intermediate Spey Casting with Klaus Frimor

Location – Lounge

$35

Saturday April 22nd 1-4pm

It has been several years since we have had a spey casting workshop. This year we are very lucky to have a world renowned fly fisherman and spey casting instructor Klaus Frimore, who hails from Denmark. Klaus began working for the largest fly-fishing retailer in Denmark until 1998. He met the legendary fly-caster Göran Andersson from Sweden, who took him under his wing and taught him the skills which would lead him to even larger adventures and pursuits. Klaus has spent the last ten summers in Iceland guiding and conducting casting clinics and fishing schools for clients from all over the world. Klaus spends his winters at the world famous Tierra Del Fuego region, guiding for Sea Trout and also working as the Camp Manager and host for one of the world renowned Lodges there. He spending almost 12 months a year on or near a river in some of the most pristine and well known fly-fishing areas in the world. Klaus has been involved with fly fishing companies in Scandinavia and today he is involved in rod and line design for Loop Tackle Design. His work and passion has taken him to countries like; Iceland, Cuba, Chile, Argentina, the US and Canada, where he has been a popular lecturer, fly-casting teacher and a head liner at many Spey Claves and shows around the world. He has also appeared in several fly-fishing films. Klaus was probably the first foreigner to fly-fish Lago Strobel (also known as Jurassic-lake) in Argentina, catching king salmon on a flyrod in Rio Serrano (Chile) or Rio Catarina in Argentina, places few people had heard of and even fewer have fished. Please join Klaus for this unique spey casting experience.

Spey Rods and reels will be available for those with no equipment. This workshop will be outdoors. Please wear appropriate clothing to Include Warm Clothing: Warm Clothing, Rain Jacket, Waders and Wader Boots.

Fishing Workshops

 

Entomology for Fly Fishers with Jay Buchner

Location: Temple View Room                                            

Friday Morning April 21st 8:15am – 12:00pm        

Cost: $35

Maximum 15 Students

This is a second time that the Expo has held an entomology workshop for fly fishers. It’s surprising that we have not had a workshop on this subject more often, since an understanding of both the food and the conditions under which trout forage is so important if one is going to truly be successful at catching trout. And there may be no better fly fisher to teach the subject of Entomology for Fly Fishers than Jay Buchner. This comprehensive workshop will cover the major trout food groups including Stoneflies, Caddisflies, Mayflies, Damsel and Dragonflies, Scuds, Leeches and more with a collection of preserved examples as well. Discussions will include what flies best imitate the aquatic life and how and when to best fish these flies. Jay will talk about how to sample aquatic life in the wild and preserve it for future reference at the tying desk. Jay moved to Jackson, Wyoming, in the late 60′s, and has been guiding folks in the Jackson Hole area for nearly 35 years. He owned and operated a retail mail order fly fishing catalog and the original High Country Flies in Jackson.   Jay and his wife, Kathy, have been part of Trout Unlimited and the Federation of Fly Fishers for many years, attending conclaves, conventions and demonstrating fly tying.  Their fly patterns, tying techniques, and photography have been featured in numerous publications. All these fishing activities instilled an interest in entomology for Jay. For years he has taught Fly Fishing Entomology through the Teton Science School in Kelly, Wyoming.  He is also the author of the ever popular educational DVD , Bugs for Beginners – An Introduction to Entomology for Fly Fishers.  This is truly a unique experience at the Expo this year and we encourage you to join Jay and greatly increase you understanding of fly fishing for trout.

 

Introduction to Outdoor Photography with Christopher Balmer

Location: Back of Restaurant                 

Friday Afternoon April 20th 1:00pm – 4:45pm        

Cost: $35

Maximum 15 Students

Please Bring Your Own Camera

This year, our 25th anniversary we are very pleased to offer, for the first time, an outdoor photographic workshop by Christopher Balmer, the owner of Perfect Light Camera and Supply LLC. Christopher has been teaching photographic workshops both here and abroad for many years and is considered by many in this profession to be one of the best, if not the best in the art form of photography. Christopher’s real love is outdoor photography which will be highlighted in this workshop. The applications are suitable for both point and shoot cameras and DSLR cameras, however this workshop will primarily focus on the DSLR camera (digital SLR camera). Please bring which ever type of camera you have (not smart phones). Christopher will bring a selection of DSLR cameras for student to try. The workshop will include instruction on many of the subjects that are included in his Beginning/Intermediate classes such as what is a RAW file and how to convert it, exposure triangle, shutter speed and aperture/F stops, how to read light and expose correctly, how to control white balance and maximize color, flash modes, flash techniques, composition techniques and numerous other great tips and tricks. For more information visit the Perfect Light Camera and Supply website; www.perfectlightcamera.com. Christopher has been a professional photographer for over 30 years. He is a Master Nature photographer who opened Perfect Light Camera and Supply LLC. in 2008. He is the owner Photo Adventure Workshops LLC and co-owner of “Capture the Moment” portrait studio for 5 years. Christopher has sold 20,000+ fine art prints in 26 countries and sold 1,000’s of stock images worldwide. He is a successful wedding, portrait, fashion, product and nature photographer and has taught 9,000+ classroom students in 8 years. Christopher teaches/hosts international workshops to Africa, Amazon, Alaska, Cambodia, China, India, Iceland, Italy, Thailand, New Zealand, Yellowstone and many more. He is a guest lecturer at BYU-I, ISU, BSU, MSU and EITC and has been the keynote speaker at Audubon workshops, Bird Festivals, Nature seminars and Universities nationwide. Christopher has over 48 years of extensive experience in the greater Yellowstone and norther Rocky Mountain area.

 

Introduction to Fly Fishing with Tim Woodard

Location: Board Room # 2

Cost: $35 Saturday Morning April 22nd 9am – 12:00pm

Location – Board Room #2

For those of you who are new to the sport of fly fishing this is the workshop for you. This workshop is a 3-hour introductory crash course to the sport of fly fishing. This class will cover everything from equipment, knots, types of flies and an overview of casting. Come take this course and embark on the joys of fly fishing. As an added bonus, students who take this class will automatically be signed for a one year membership for the Snake River Cutthroats fly fishing club. You will receive the club newsletter during the winter month and have access to the outings, dinners and picnics that the club runs during the year. Being in the club also brings you in contact with many of the finest fly fishers in southeast Idaho. Tim is a retired fishing guide for South Fork Lodge nestled on the banks of the South Fork of the Snake River in Swan Valley, ID. During the off season of guiding, Tim spent 7 years working at Jimmy’s All Seasons Angler, sharing his knowledge with shop patrons, before taking employment with Zion’s Bank.  Tim loves teaching, he worked for several years teaching the Fly Fishing and Fly Tying courses at Idaho State University in Idaho Falls. He has taught numerous casting classes and fly tying courses through Jimmy’s All Seasons Angler Fly Shop. Tim is also a highly accomplished fly tier and is a fly designer for Solitude Fly Company. Tim loves to fish and is always happy and excited to share his knowledge with anyone willing to learn.