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Walter Foster grew up in Jamaica, Vermont and first picked up fishing at the young age of seven. He started his fishing hobby digging up worms in his backyard for bait and fishing for Brook Trout across the street from his home in Vermont. This lead to asking campers in Jamaica State Park for five dollars to try to catch some fresh trout for their dinners. At the age of fourteen he introduced himself to the art of fly fishing and after catching his first Brook Trout on a fly, he was hooked. In high school Walter got a job at the Orvis Company Headquarters in Manchester, Vermont in the retail store. He worked his way up and became a fly fishing instructor at the school. After receiving his B.S.in Environmental Science from Southern Vermont College, he headed west and explored California, Idaho, Wyoming and Utah. He perfected his skills and guiding rapport at the Clearwater Guide School outside of Redding California. Walter has been guiding since 1994 and his artistic and scientific influences are evident on the river. He and his wife Andrea have been living in Utah since 2005. Walter is also an artist. Check out his FINE FIN ART.
Brandon grew up in Northern Utah spending time playing sports and exploring the outdoors with fly rod in hand. Brandon worked the corporate grind for a staffing firm for eight long years until he found his true passion. His love for fly fishing led him to work for a local fly shop in Salt Lake City. He revels in teaching proper technique and helping mold future anglers while prolonging the foundations of the sport. Brandon spends most of his fishing time walking the banks of the Idaho spring creeks, swinging flies for wild steelhead and exploring any new place where fish eat flies. Every aspect of fly fishing has his heart and soul poured into it. His ability to share his passion and enthusiasm for the sport is unique and addictive. Brandon also runs an outdoor multimedia company called, Bloodknots. www.bloodknots.com
Asher’s obsession with the world of fly-fishing began with his father and brother on the banks of the Henry’s Fork and its tributaries. His devotion and artistic passion for the fly fishing lifestyle and culture continues to inspire him today. Asher has fished all over the world. He loves targeting tailing bonefish, cruising for picky rising fish and swinging flies for wild steelhead with a spey rod. Asher is an Ambassador and Pro-Staffer for Scientific Anglers, R.L. Winston Fly Rod Company, Loon Outdoors, Blackstrap, Coalatree Organics and Zeal Optics. Tradition guides his technique, teaching and guiding style, as well as ethical beliefs surrounding fly fishing. Asher loves to teach the process of the sport to his clients. Whether they want to throw the dry all day and stalk risers, or they want to sweep the depths of great runs with subsurface techniques; Asher will get his clients into fish and give them knowledge to figure out how it all came together. Clients reactions and emotions in relation to fly fishing prolong Asher's love for guiding complete beginners and "been around the world" experts. Asher is also a photo and video freelancer. Check out his work at www.asherkoles.com
Michael is from the great state of Montana; early on he knew the outdoors is where he wanted to spend the majority of his time. Michael spent much of his youth in the mountains of Montana, skiing, hiking, backpacking, camping and fishing many lakes and streams near where he grew up. Michael was 14 when he picked up his first fly rod after he and his friends decided they were all going to learn to fly-fish. During the off-season when Michael wasn’t playing soccer or skiing, you could find him on the water. After a fairly long hiatus, Michael realized there was something missing and since then fly-fishing has consumed a huge part of his life. Over the past several years Michael has spent a great deal of time and energy developing his skills as an angler and upon meeting him, you can tell he has a great amount of passion for the sport of fly-fishing.
Mike Court grew up in Houston, Texas and started fishing the Gulf of Mexico with his Dad by the age of six. Fishing has always been a favorite hobby, but skiing brought Mike to Utah after college in 1999. A good friend introduced Mike to a fly rod back in 2002 and he’s been hooked ever since. Mike has explored the mountain west fishing the great rivers of Utah, Idaho and Wyoming. He loves the outdoors. He has worked in fine dining for over ten years and appreciates and delivers the complete customer experience. He currently lives in Heber City, Utah with his partner Gretchen.
From the first time his father took him fly fishing when he was but 8 years old he was hooked! The memories of that trip and many more like it would stir a passion for the sport. When his classmate headed for the lunchroom he headed for the river, rod in hand! (His high school happened to be conveniently located right on the American River) Later, Scott went on to pursue a career in sales and marketing building several successful companies in California and raising a family. In 2007 one of his daughters, an avid fly fisher herself, approached him about attending the Hubbard’s Guide School located on the Yellowstone River in Montana, however, under the condition he’d come too! He did, and as a result has been professionally guiding on the Provo and surrounding rivers ever since. Scott currently resides in Park City, UT.