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about markMark Rutherford - With over 35 years of fly fishing experience in Alaskan rivers and a Masters in Education in Alaskan Aquatic Ecology, Mark is in the 99th percentile of the most experienced fishing guides in Alaska. He is regarded by several authorities as one of the finest boat handlers in Alaska. Mark specializes in first descents of small wilderness salmon streams and tributaries exploring for rainbows, cohos, kings, & char. Mark is the owner and head guide for Wild River Guides

Aaron Otto photo of Bob WhiteBob White - Bob guides in Southwest Alaska and has nearly two decades of experience there as a fishing and wing shooting guide. He has also guided sportsmen in Argentina for a decade, and continues to host fly-fishing and wing shooting trips to Patagonia, Alaska, Kamchatka and other destinations. The photographs that he takes of his guests in the field frequently appear in national publications and are often used as reference material for field and stream portraits.

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Gray Edmiston - Born and raised in Montana, Gray grew up fly fishing with his old man when he was old enough to hold a rod. He has spent time fishing all over the state of Montana. After guiding in Montana for several years, Gray seaked out the North Country and spent 3 years in Bristol Bay, Alaska. Now, Gray guides back in his home state but misses the fishing and adventures of Alaska. Gray is the Montana connection for Fly Out. When he is not fishing, he is keeping the elk nervous and the deer on their hooves.

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Steve Lund - Steve grew up fishing in Wisconsin but could not help the magnetic pull of the rocky mountains. In 2002 he moved to Montana to become a fly fisherman. His second year in Montana, Steve became a guide working the waters for Glacier Anglers near Glacier National Park and the Bob Marshall Wilderness for big cutthroat trout. After eight years in Montana, Steve looked North for further fishing adventures. 2015 will mark Steve's 5th season in Alaska, working for Mission Lodge. In September, Steve returns to Montana for his other passion, hunting. He guides for Northern Rockies Outtfitters, stalking Elk, Deer, Bears and Antelope. Steve currently lives next to the Flathead river in Columbia Falls, MT with his crazy bird dog Ruger.

081Todd Emerson started plunkin' crawlers for brookies with his pops when he was knee high to a grasshopper. Ever since, Todd has chased fish all over the North East, Great Lakes, Rockies, Far West, Pacific North West, Alaska, Ontario Canada, Mexico, Belize, & Honduras. He has worked on crews filming trout, steelhead & saltwater DVD's in Montana, Michigan, and Mexico. He is also a consultant for fly-fishing and scuba lodges. Todd started guiding in Alaska at Kulik Lodge in 2004 and now works with Royal Wolf Lodge, a mere 18 miles across the lake from Kulik. Todd feels blessed to have the opportunity to spend so much time in this pristine place, all while doing what he enjoys most. 

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Hayden Stribley has been exploring Alaska via his guiding career since 2005. He has spent the last two seasons at Mission Lodge located on Lake Aleknegik in Alaska's Bristol Bay region. Hayden prefers fishing for big Alaska rainbows with the fly rod. His adventures in Alaska have also allowed him to pursue his other passion back in Montana: big game hunting. When the big game season concludes Hayden keeps the trout honest in Montana, Wyoming, and wherever else he roams.

IMG 0658Nick Seiler spent most of my childhood chasing pike and musky in the nearby lakes and rivers of Northwest Indiana. The love for chasing toothy predators has evolved into a streamer fishing obsession. Nick has guided in south central Alaska at Beartracks lodge for many years. Any time off during the guiding season is spent pounding the banks with mice patterns and streamers. The remoteness and wild sense of Alaska draws him back every year. 

 

Camille Camille Egdorf knew from a very young age that fly fishing was going to be a major focal point in her life. She grew up and went to school in a small Montana town nestled along the banks of the Big Horn river. Once summer hit, Camille would migrate North with her parents to Alaska, where they operated a guided trout camp on the Nushagak River - Dave and Kim Egdorf's Western Alaska Sport Fishing. Camille was 7 when she caught her first rainbow trout on a fly. Currently she is a student at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, where she takes advantage of the incredible trout waters surrounding the area. Camille has been guiding for 6 years and still makes the yearly migration North to operate her family's lodge in Bristol Bay, Alaska.