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Ben McGee Guide Manager

Ben is a native to Boulder and the Colorado Front Range. After years of traveling the world, Ben decided to return to Boulder to do what he loves and knows best. He is known for his commitment to the sport and enthusiasm to teach others about the world of fly-fishing. As a current student of earth sciences, Ben believes that fly-fishing is the perfect balance between art and science and that every person can benefit from the experience, especially kids. "There are moments on the stream when it feels like the world has stopped turning, time has no meaning, and all the stresses of life are forgotten. You develop a personal connection with nature that will last you a lifetime." You can find Ben fishing the local water either before or after work almost every day over the summer so that he can provide shop customers with the best possible fishing advice.

 

Randy Hanner Guide

2012 marks Randy Hanner's 20th year fly fishing and first season as a member of the Front Range Anglers Family. He picked up his first fly rod when he was 10 and started tying his own flies when he was 12, while he tempted bass and bluegill from southwest Missouri farm ponds. When he got to college he was enthralled with catching trout from the White River chain of lakes. Graduating with a B.S in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology, Randy quickly made his way to Colorado and began guiding in Durango and has now guided and fished all over the state and country. He is also a member of Fly Fishing Team USA and has been since 2009. Randy loves spending time on the water and enjoys teaching others his passion in life.

 

Wallace Westfeldt Guide

Wallace is a Boulder native and has been fly fishing around Colorado most of his life. He has been a kayak instructor, whitewater river guide, and a baseball coach. Six years ago, after a successful career in high tech, he decided to spend more time on the water and write novels. In addition to guiding, Wallace teaches Introduction and Independent Angler fly fishing classes. “My Dad took me fly fishing on the Roaring Fork when I was 8 years old. Fifty years later, I’ve discovered helping folks hook into fish with a fly rod can be as much fun as catching them yourself.”

 

Andrew Zentner Guide

Andrew’s background begins in the beautiful city of Chicago. Growing up with a rod in hand, fishing in big city, has allowed him to gain a wide range of fishing techniques. After moving to Boulder to attend the University of Colorado, Andrew transformed his old skills to enclose a more scientific approach to fishing. Since then, he loves pursuing the best bite throughout the northern United States. From small trout fly-fishing on high alpine creeks, to aggressive muskellunge on a fly, he’s gained an array of knowledge on many of North American waters including wild Colorado rivers. To compliment his great attitude and expertise in fishing, he will coach you to perfect your presentation on Colorado waters.

 

Craig King Guide

Craig has been fishing the waters in and around Colorado for the past 27 years.  Growing up on the Ohio River, he spent his early years in pursuit of carp, catfish, and bluegill, only later to discover the wonders of Colorado; it’s streams, and fly-fishing.  Always one to explore, Craig enjoys hiking and fishing in and around Rocky Mountain National Park where Colorado’s greatest assets combine: mountains, wildlife, streams and trout.  When not working in the hi-tech industry, Craig can be found introducing newcomers to the sport and helping those more experienced refine their skill and technique on the water, sharing his passion for fly-fishing with others.

 

John (JB) Bruning Guide

JB is a third-generation native of Boulder, Colorado who has fly fished Colorado streams and lakes for almost fifty years. Now in his third year guiding for Front Range Anglers, "JB" enjoys teaching and introducing newcomers to fly fishing, as well as, helping experienced fly fishers improve their skills and knowledge of the sport. For "JB", a great day of fly fishing is a much more than just catching fish. Building relationships and enjoying the places where trout live make the total fly fishing experience exceptional.

 


Gregg Friedman Guide

Gregg Friedman, an avid outdoor sports enthusiast, moved to Colorado in 1978 and began fly fishing and fly tying at that time. He became a full time trout bum and guide/instructor beginning in 1996 and has been teaching fly fishing, fly casting and fly tying ever since. Gregg has guided extensively in Rocky Mountain National Park and the surrounding area, as well as many other public and private waters though out the state of Colorado. He is a Federation Fishers Certified Casting Instructor and loves to teach casting, fly tying and fly fishing skills to anyone from the beginner to advanced angler. In addition to his fishing experience in CO rest of the Rocky Mountain West, Gregg travels extensively chasing fresh and saltwater fish through out North America, the Caribbean, Central and South America and the South Pacific. It's a tough job but somebody's got to do it. Nobody enjoys sharing his expertise and helping other people improve their skills than Gregg.  He is one of our private water specialists.

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