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Fly Fishing

Capt. Doron Lovett

Doron Lovett was introduced to fly-fishing as a teenager. Growing up on a cattle farm in south central Oklahoma just minutes away from the blue river, he was fortunate enough to spend a lot of his childhood wading the spring fed waters in search of trout, smallmouth bass and common carp. Doron quickly became obsessed with fly fishing. So much

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Capt. Matt Lough

Capt. Matt Lough was introduced to the sport of fly fishing back when he became a teenager. He loved it so much that fly fishing with his grandpa soon became a favored pastime of his, and it then grew even quicker to become nothing less than his passion.   Capt. Matt has since put several years of fly guiding in the rear-view mirror.

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Capt. Dylan Murley

Capt. Dylan Murley was born and raised in central Texas, where his grandfather helped him create a passion for the outdoors by teaching him to hunt and fish. Dylan, and his “Papaw”, spent their free time mastering the art of fishing. As Capt. Dylan got older, he and his mother spent summers chasing redfish and snapper in the small coastal

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Capt. Shaun Daniels

Hi, I’m Capt. Shaun Daniels. I was born in Sumter, S.C., and that’s where I spent the first few years of my life. It’s there that I got my start on fishing at the very young age of just 2-3 – on Santee Cooper lake. My Dad was in the U.S. Air Force, so we moved around a lot and

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Capt. Tyler Brown

Capt. Tyler Brown grew up in Kerrville, TX, where his spent much of his time fishing the rivers and creeks of the Texas Hill Country. After graduating from Texas A&M, Tyler coached high school basketball for several years. Eventually, his obsession of fly fishing led him to take advantage of an opportunity to become a fly guide in Alaska, in

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Capt. Brandon Alexander

Brandon was born in North Carolina, where his grandfather introduced him to fly-fishing as soon as Brandon could hold a fishing rod. Throughout his childhood, Brandon chased panfish, bass, or whatever would eat a popping bug. Brandon also spent vacation weekends in Atlantic Beach North Carolina targeting flounder, drum, croaker, and mackerel from the piers. His family relocated to Missouri

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Capt. Mike Gaglianese

Capt. Mike Gaglianese grew up in Utica, New York, just south of Adirondack State Park. He fished year-round for anything that would eat a fly, including bass, trout and steelhead. After completing his baseball career at Purdue University in 2015, Capt. Mike moved to Gunnison, Colorado, and has been guiding float fishing ever since. Mike spends his off-seasons down on

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Capt. Dane Scott

Capt. Dane Scott is a fully-licensed and insured fly-fishing captain dedicated to giving you a memorable day on the water. He has an immense background in fly-fishing for trout in the Gunnison River in Colorado, but is passionate about guiding and fly-fishing on the Texas coast. He has spent a lot of time in our surrounding bay systems, and is

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Capt. Cooper Hartmann

Capt. Cooper Hartmann is originally from Johnson City, TX, where he grew up fishing small rivers and lakes in the surrounding Texas hill country. As a boy, his passion was bass fishing, but that all changed while on a family vacation down in Port Mansfield, TX. That’s when Cooper learned a lot about sight-casting to redfish, and consequently fell in

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