Born and raised in Alberta, Canada. Developed a passion for fly fishing about 8 years ago and since then been fishing the streams and rivers of Southern Alberta and British Columbia.
My company, O'Briens Angling, provides guided trips on the Bow River with my drift boat, as well as walk and wade services.
I follow a simple philosophy of giving my clients an honest, fun day on the water for a fair price.
Floating down the Bow, swinging streamers, lobbing nymphs and subtly presenting dry flies, coupled with a big smile and a fun day - is what I’m all about!
Location: Bow River, Alberta, Canada
(a.k.a. Fanatical Fly Tyer)
Fly fishing & fly tying aficionado with a fanatical mind. A real fly fishing enthusiast with creative and new approach to fly tying and angling. An author of a great fly tying & fly fishing blog (can you guess the name) where he shares his thoughts and insights. Here you can find some awesome new fly creations, useful reviews and other good reads. What he said about himself on his blog probably sums it all up very well: "Be it fly fishing or sitting at the bench tying up offerings and creating new flies I am 100% addicted, obsessed and in love with the hobby and sport".
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
I grew up back in the Midwest in a small southern Indiana town fishing for bass, pan fish and catfish. I first got interested in fishing because I grew up with a pond behind my house. I slowly started progressing in my fishing skills and knowledge, always looking for ways to challenge my fishing abilities. My mother always told stories of fly fishing in the streams and rivers of Idaho when she was growing up. She would talk of her grandpa always taking her to the legendary Henrys Fork and catching trout all day long. These stories always held my attention and finally one Christmas I received a fly rod and reel from my parents. Little did I know this would be the gateway to my passion and future hobbies.
I moved out to Idaho to pursue a degree in Business and met my wife (Shayne). Together we both enjoy hiking into the back country of Idaho pursuing the wild cutthroats that live in the pocket water of the spring fed creeks. As we got into fishing more we also got into photography and now we try to photograph all of Idaho’s scenic mountains, rivers and streams. I am currently finishing up my degree and finding time to hit the river as much as possible.
Location: Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States
I started my journey of fly fishing and tying some 40 plus years ago, I have tried to be as innovative with my tying as I can with new materials making my flies durable and as realistic as I can. I do tying demonstrations to pass my knowledge on to others that have the same passion for fly tying that I do, and then spend many hours on the river testing them.
In September 2014 some of my flies where published in Rick Takahashi’s newest book Modern Terrestrials and my journey continues here at Frosty Fly.
Location: Boise, Idaho, United States
Born and raised in Edmonton Alberta Canada, Clay has spent his whole life fishing. 10 years ago he took up fly tying and fly fishing and fell in love with the sport all over again. He spends a ridiculous number of hours every week at the vise filling orders for customers, and occasionally he gets to work on his own boxes. 🙂
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada