Fly Fishing Guides

Here’s an inside look at many of our Colorado flyfishing guides and ‘mostly friendly’ but very knowledgeable shop staff. We have all the fly fishing gear at either our Glenwood Springs Fly Shop – Roaring Fork Anglers or our Carbondale Fly Shop – Alpine Angling. You can contact either fly shop to get current information about the ‘Big 4’ rivers in the Roaring Fork Valley or to book a guided flyfishing trip.

Fly Fishing Shop Staff

Jeff Dysart
Jeff DysartManager
NICKNAME(S): Jefé or Heffe or Hephphe
BIRTHPLACE: Sterling, KS
FAMILY: Wife Lucy and dog Lola
STARTED FLYFISHING: 1975 (8 yrs. Old) Upper Crystal River
FLYFISHING MENTOR(S): My Grandfather-Jack Dysart Sr.
FAVORITE PLACE(S) TO FISH: Colorado River
FAVORITE FLY OR FLIES: Magnymphico and Burk’s Bullethead Minnow
OTHER HOBBIES: Fly Tying, Skiing
FAVORITE MOVIE(S): The Godfather
FAVORITE FOOD(S): Carne Asada
FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM(S): Broncos
FAVORITE BAND OR MUSIC: No Rap, No Country
FAVORITE QUOTE, ADVICE OR EXCUSE: Bonefish from 10 o’clock to 3 o’clock-Cast Now! -Enrique
Tom Trowbridge
Tom TrowbridgeAssistant Manager
NICKNAME(S): Tsquared
PREFERS TO GO BY: So how’s the fishing on the Fork?
BIRTHPLACE: Title Town (Green Bay, WI)
FAMILY? Ruth, Luke & Cora; Drake, Hoover, Spike, Bob, Biggie
STARTED FLYFISHING: So. Branch of the Oconto River…Suring, WI 1978
FLYFISHING MENTOR(S): Fred Trowbridge, My Father
FAVORITE PLACE(S) TO FISH: Anywhere over 10,000 ft.
FAVORITE FLY OR FLIES: Beadhead Flash Pheasant Tail, Puterbaugh’s Black Foam Caddis and Yellow Foam Stone, Slim Jim
OTHER HOBBIES: Making Music with my family.
FAVORITE MOVIE(S): Blazing Saddles, Shane, Paint Your Wagon
FAVORITE FOOD(S): BACON!, Med-Rare Elk Steak, Green Chili
FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM(S): Packers!
FAVORITE BAND OR MUSIC: Old Crow Medicine Show, James Brown, Buffet, Bluegrass and Blues
FAVORITE QUOTE, ADVICE OR EXCUSE: It’s hard to find a girl with a heart of gold when you’re living in a four letter world.
Tony Fotopulos
Tony FotopulosFloat Guide
NICKNAME(S): Tony, T, or Gill Finn
BIRTHPLACE: Colorado Native
STARTED FLYFISHING: Long ago in a galaxy far away….
FLYFISHING MENTOR(S): Paula Fothergill
FAVORITE PLACE(S) TO FISH: Lake Christine
FAVORITE FLY OR FLIES: Prince nymph, magnymphico, Salt & Pepper
OTHER HOBBIES: Photography,
FAVORITE MOVIE(S): The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink
FAVORITE FOOD(S): Hummus, Brie, Nachos
FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM(S): Arizona State Golf Club
FAVORITE BAND OR MUSIC: Anything Country
FAVORITE QUOTE, ADVICE OR EXCUSE: That doesn’t scare them!
Craig Davis
Craig DavisFly Fishing Consultant
NICKNAME(S): Grumpy or Redd Humpy
PREFERS TO GO BY:
Craig or ‘Mister Guide’

BIRTHPLACE: Scranton, PA
FAMILY? My wife, Pam, a son, Sean. My dog Misty (unfortunately Honey & Gracie are gone)
STARTED FLYFISHING: I have fished ever since I can remember and I started fly fishing over 30 years ago.
When & Where? I learned to fly fish on the St. Vrain, Big Thompson, & South Platte.
FLYFISHING MENTOR(S): All my bro’s that I spent endless hours on the river with.
FAVORITE PLACE(S) TO FISH: Right here in my zone. Roaring Fork, Frying Pan, Crystal, Gunnison and Colorado Rivers. Other rivers I like to fish are the Gallatin, Madison and Yellowstone River. I don’t get to do it enough but I love Flats fly fishing also.
FAVORITE FLY OR FLIES: Stoneflies, Grasshoppers, Green Drakes, Hexagenia and just about any streamer.
OTHER HOBBIES: Hunting Upland Birds, Waterfowl, & Elk, Fly Tying
FAVORITE MOVIE(S): Young Frankenstein; John Wayne movies; Star Wars; Lord of the Rings; Dune
FAVORITE FOOD(S): Sushi, Chinese, El Nopal
FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM(S): Green Bay Packers and whoever is playing the Broncos
FAVORITE BAND OR MUSIC: mostly Rock n Roll; some Classical; Ricki Lee Jones; Bob Weir; Dire Straits; Fleetwood Mac; Bob Marley; Ben Harper, Mozart.
FAVORITE QUOTE, ADVICE OR EXCUSE: Some days you can’t do anything right and some days you can’t do anything wrong!