Staff and 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 Shop Staff
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
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.
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!
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!
NICKNAME(S): Doc Limbo, 70’s?, Boneshark
PREFERS TO GO BY: Bruce or Limbo
BIRTHPLACE: NYC, NY
FAMILY? Yes – ask for details when we fish – it’s an extended extended one
STARTED FLYFISHING: Roaring Fork valley – 1983
FLYFISHING MENTOR(S): Gil Fin
FAVORITE PLACE(S) TO FISH: Colorado River, Roaring Fork above Carbondale, Bighorn river, High Country Creeks, Mexico, Bahamas
FAVORITE FLY OR FLIES: Ginger Variant, Magnymphico, and others that you’ll just have to fish with me to find out
OTHER HOBBIES: skiing, swimming and soaking at the hot springs pool, saltwater flyfishing
FAVORITE MOVIE(S): king of hearts, the good the bad and the ugly, apocolypse now, forest gump, a river runs through it
FAVORITE FOOD(S): raw oysters, garlic stuffed olives, caesar salad
FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM(S): denver broncos, ncaa basketball 64 march madness teams
FAVORITE BAND OR MUSIC: allman brothers
FAVORITE QUOTE, ADVICE OR EXCUSE:
“I didn’t want to cast to that fish because I thought it was a shark, it was so big”. from a recent trip to the Bahamas
“you can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need”- rolling stones & “give me these hills and the friends I love, I ask no other heaven” – daddy o’rourke
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
NICKNAME(S): grizzly adams
PREFERS TO GO BY: marc
BIRTHPLACE: southern new hampshire
FAMILY? wife-erin son-jerimiah daughter-natalie
STARTED FLYFISHING: new hampshire and ontario canada
FLYFISHING MENTOR(S): my dad and my great uncle (outfitter)-canada
FAVORITE PLACE(S) TO FISH: roaring fork valley-grean river utah-bighorn montana
FAVORITE FLY OR FLIES: grasshopper-green drake cripple-rainbow warrior
OTHER HOBBIES: golf-gardening-horses-atv’s-skiing-travel
FAVORITE MOVIE(S): hang em’ high-jeremiah johnson
FAVORITE FOOD(S): antelope-prime rib-lobster
FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM(S): Broncos
FAVORITE BAND OR MUSIC: country-old rock and roll
FAVORITE QUOTE, ADVICE OR EXCUSE: gloves cost money-skin grows back
NICKNAME(S): Luby Abdulabrant
PREFERS TO GO BY: Luby
BIRTHPLACE: West Point, NY
FAMILY? 2 wives and 2 sons, David and Tracy, 2 Brothers in Atlanta – One is a fly designer
STARTED FLYFISHING: 1973 with Chuck Fothergill
FLYFISHING MENTOR(S): Chuck Fothergill, Dr. Limbo
FAVORITE PLACE(S) TO FISH: Roaring Fork, Small Streams (Secret)
FAVORITE FLY OR FLIES: Royal Wulff, Flashback Pheasent Tail and My Brothers fly…The Fly Formerly Known as Prince
OTHER HOBBIES: Skiing, Golf, Horseback Riding and Mtn. Biking
FAVORITE MOVIE(S): Rancho Delux, Dances With Wolves, Caddyshack
FAVORITE FOOD(S): Salmon, Beef Wellington
FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM(S): Broncos, Nuggets, Avalanche and Rockies
FAVORITE BAND OR MUSIC: Allman Brothers
FAVORITE QUOTE, ADVICE OR EXCUSE: ‘One mans gets what another man spills’
NICKNAME(S): Ivan, Ivon Parron, Crazy Cajun, Token Coon Ass, Colorado Cajun
PREFERS TO GO BY: Ivan
BIRTHPLACE: Chatom, AL
STARTED FLYFISHING: 1989 upon Moving to Snowmass Village after LSU
FLYFISHING MENTOR(S): Henry Louie, Tony Fotopolus, Kea Haas
FAVORITE PLACE(S) TO FISH: 90’s, Roaring Fork River-Shale Bluff Canyon; 2000 to Present and Future, Colorado River Below Silt where I’m the Designated Self Proclaimed Mayor of the River
FAVORITE FLY OR FLIES: Grasshopper, Pat’s, FKA Prince, Streeeeeeemers
OTHER HOBBIES: Skiing, Snowmobiling, Ice Fishing, Cross country Skiing
FAVORITE MOVIE(S): The Highlander, Silence of the Lambs, Caddyshack
FAVORITE FOOD(S): Crawfish, Oysters, Lobster, Crab, Shrimp, Not necessarily in that order
FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM(S): LSU
FAVORITE BAND OR MUSIC: Classic Rock, Stevie Wonder
FAVORITE QUOTE, ADVICE OR EXCUSE: Uncle Fester is in the Boat!; Put the Lotion in the Basket!
NICKNAME(S): Plays with Fire
PREFERS TO GO BY:
Coleman. Friends call Me Cole
BIRTHPLACE: Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City & San Miguel Allenda, MX
STARTED FLYFISHING: 16 yrs old
When & Where? Bass ponds in OK
FLYFISHING MENTOR(S): Grandfather – Tom Pierce, Father – Phillip
FAVORITE PLACE(S) TO FISH: White River AK & Sportsmans Lodge – Saskatchewan
FAVORITE FLY OR FLIES: 20-incher
OTHER HOBBIES: Hiking & being outdoors
FAVORITE MOVIE(S): Blazing Saddles, Deadly Trackers, Jeremiah Johnson
FAVORITE FOOD(S): Authentic Mexican
FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM(S): Sooners
FAVORITE BAND OR MUSIC: Tribe Called Quest
FAVORITE QUOTE, ADVICE OR EXCUSE: Gone Fishing or The roads are too muddy.
For the last 7 years, he has been fishing the gold medal rivers of the Roaring Fork Valley. Growing up in the south, Josh’s father instilled the true meaning of fishing at very early age which has only grown to become more of obsession than a hobby or career. In the meantime Josh has become a signature fly designer for the Umpqua Fly Company. Josh has seven new fly patterns coming out in 2014.
With his dislike of other fishing rafts in the industry, Josh put his design and metal fabrication skills to work and started a boat company, Fly Raft Works in pursuit of building the finest fly fishing rafts available today. Josh’s goal was to build a boat for the modern angler and guide that actually works. In 2009, Fly Raft Works was awarded The Best New Product of The Year by the International Fly Fish Retailer Show. You can find more info at their website.
Josh spends somewhere around 300 days a year on the water. In his spare time you can find him tying flies, teaching skiing in Aspen, hunting for carp and pike in western Colorado, desperately awaiting his next trip to salt, listening to west coast g-funk, building and testing new boat designs, or patiently waiting for summer. You can contact Josh direct via his website Aspen Valley Angling, at email@example.com, or (970) 987-1414.
NICKNAME(S): The Great Facilitator
PREFERS TO GO BY: Mal
BIRTHPLACE: Durham, NC
FAMILY? Mom, Dad and 3 sisters
STARTED FLYFISHING: 1995
When & Where? I learned to fly fish on the South Platte near Deckers.
FLYFISHING MENTOR(S): My Dad
FAVORITE PLACE(S) TO FISH: Patagonia, Gunnison Gorge & Spring Creek PA.
FAVORITE FLY OR FLIES: Anything by Whitlock .and a hare’s ear
OTHER HOBBIES: Soccer, Fly Tying, Philosophy and learning new languages
FAVORITE MOVIE(S): Anythin by Tarentino, Stripes and Gangs of New York
FAVORITE FOOD(S): Italian, Cheeseburgers, Philly Cheese Steak
FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM(S): Philly Eagles, Real Madrid, Inter Milan
FAVORITE BAND OR MUSIC: Reggae, Galactic, Tito Puente
FAVORITE QUOTE, ADVICE OR EXCUSE: Approach every situation with a clear mind and an open heart and you will be surprised with the results.
Prefers to go by: Dan
Birthplace: Fairfield, Iowa
Family: Wife Mia, daughters Lila and Daisy
Started Flyfishing: Early 1990’s on the upper Roaring Fork
Flyfishing Mentor(s): My Dad and Roy Palm
Favorite place(s) to fish: Upper Roaring Fork, Lower Colorado, Bahamas, Belize
Favorite fly or flies: 20 incher, pats rubber leg
Other hobbies: Skiing, mountain biking, golf
Favorite movie(s): Caddyshack
Favorite foods(s): tacos
Favorite sports team(s): Iowa Hawkeyes, Broncos
Favorite band or music: Pearl Jam
Favorite quote, advice or excuse: Get ready, fish coming, 11 o’ clock, 80 feet…