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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. 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. Bryan Steubing

Born and raised in Victoria, Texas, Capt. Bryan Steubing has been fishing the waters from Port O’Connor all the way down to Rockport his entire life. The unknown of what was at the end of a screaming clicker at a young age is what sparked Capt. Bryan’s passion for the saltwater. From the time he could walk, Bryan and his

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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. Chauncey Poindexter

Capt. Chauncey was born and raised in Victoria, Texas, and grew up fishing in the Port Lavaca and Port O’Conner areas. At the age of 16 while wade fishing Boggy Bayou shoreline with a red and white queen Cocahoe Minnow, he experienced a thump that sent a shock wave up his spine and made the hairs on the back of

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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. Julian Martinez

Capt. Julian Martinez is a native of our small community of Seadrift, TX. He grew up shrimping and oystering on his days off from school, but the one thing that truly stuck with him was fishing. As a young boy, he began fishing the San Antonio Bay complex with his father. He first learned to fish using live bait, but

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Capt. Seth Spicak

Capt. Seth Spicak grew up in Port O’Connor, TX, and has been fishing and duck hunting the back bays and surrounding waters most of his life. From a very young age, Capt. Seth has always had a fishing rod in one hand and a shotgun in the other. While his love is coastal saltwater fishing, nighttime floundering and gigging trips

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Capt. Rick Oliver

Capt. Rick Oliver was raised in the small community of Schroeder, TX, located between Victoria and Goliad (don’t blink on your way through town, or you might just miss it altogether)! Rick grew up sitting on shorelines fishing with his grandparents and parents and loved it, but he always wanted more. He began fishing Port O’Connor, Seadrift, Indianola and every

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Capt. John Hunt

The last name Hunt couldn’t have been any more perfect for a south Texas boy like Capt. John Hunt. Hunting and fishing is Capt. John’s biggest passion, and he wakes up every day feeling blessed that he gets to make a living doing what he loves.   He was born and raised in Port Lavaca, Texas, but he now resides in the

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Capt. Hoop McClelland

Capt. Hoop McClelland grew up in the country on plenty of land, which enabled him to enjoy his favorite hobbies of hunting, fishing, and shooting of guns. In school, Hoop was a member of AG and FFA, and he participated in every sport that school had to offer. His favorite was basketball, and he was all about winning and being

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Capt. Rudy Briseno

Captain Rudy Briseno was born and raised fishing the waters of the Gulf Coast.  He grew up fishing at his father’s side and never stopped.  When he isn’t fishing, he enjoys shooting birds or spending time with his family.  Living close to the water, he fishes every chance he has, rain or shine.  His experience and intimate knowledge of fish

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