Teaming up with the Bozeman Angler staff guides and independent guides in the Bozeman area make for a winning combination that's hard to beat. The Bozeman Angler has been working with many of the area's free-agent guides for over 17 years. If you have fished with one of these excellent guides and would like to 'hook up' again, just make a request and we will check their calendars for you. That way you can get the guides you know, and the service you deserve. We not only fish harder, we work harder, to bring you your greatest fly fishing experiences here at the Bozeman Angler.
Rod King, owner and outfitter for The Bozeman Angler, started fly fishing with his dad on the banks of the West Canada Creek in Upstate New York. It was the beginning of a life long addiction. He has guided trout fly fishers since 1979, first, in the Adirondack Mountains of New York for wild Brook Trout then, after fly fishing out West for ten years, he decided it was time to follow his passion and move his family to Bozeman Montana in 1991. Rod has fly fished his way around the world from the bonefish flats in the Bahamas to Alaska, New Zealand, Argentina, Costa Rica, Scotland and points in between.
Tyson Webb, while recovering from a broken wrist at age 18, Ty duct taped his first fly rod to the cast that went from the tips of his fingers to his elbow and set out to learn how to fly fish. Growing up in Northern Lower Michigan there was no shortage of streams, springs, and lakes to whip to a froth with his new rod and plaster casting aid. Over the last 10 years Ty has made his living in the fly fishing industry working for Bob Marriot's Fly Fishing Store,Great Lakes fly Fishing Company, Feenstra Guide Service, and has been with us for the last four years. Ty is a FFF certified casting instructor and a great spey casting instructor as well.
Peter King has been happily addicted to fly fishing and the outdoors since childhood growing up in the Adirondack mountains of upstate New York. Since moving to Montana in 1990 the Rocky mountain rivers have been his home and the endless pursuit of wild trout his passion. Fly fishing has brought him all over the world in search of peaceful outdoor serenity and monster fish but Montana's trout waters still reign supreme, especially if it's big hoppers or streamer fishing. Thoroughly commited to help facilitate a great day on the water, Peter enjoys guiding Fly Fishers of any and all skill levels on the area's best float and walk wade trips.
Lawrence Stuemke has spent the majority of his life pursuing outdoor activities and has been guiding since 1989. A former mountain guide for the Colorado Mountain School in Estes Park Colorado, Lawrence seeks out adventure whenever he can. Last fall he guided and spent two months exploring several river systems on the Mongolian/Russian border for giant Taimen. He received a M. S. degree from Colorado State University in Natural Resource Management and focused on river system management and recreation. “I enjoy teaching others what has brought me so much enjoyment in my life. I think it is very important to share the complete outdoor experience that flyfishing gives us and to pass on the ethic of conservation and stewardship to future fly fishers”. Lawrence specializes in walk-wade trips, Spey casting and teaching advanced flyfishing techniques. If you are looking for a new and educational fishing experience, book Lawrence for a “Spey Day” on the Madison or Yellowstone and learn the in’s and out’s of fishing with Spey and Switch rods.
Garrett Blackburn is an Oklahoma native and lifetime fisherman. Beginning at the age of 9 he tied and cast his first flies on the rivers of south central Wyoming and Northwest Arkansas. His love of fly fishing brought him to the University of Montana in 2003 where he graduated with a degree in Economics in 2007. During his college days he guided four seasons at Bristol Bay Lodge in Alaska and explored Montana's rivers. For the past three summers he has guided the Yellowstone, Madison and many other of Southwest Montana's rivers. He has worked at the Martin Pescador Lodge in Patagonia Chile where he is currently head guide. His passion for fly fishing has been centered on hunting for large trout for the past 16 years. Nothing satisfies him more than rowing, teaching and the exhilaration of watching a client fighting a trophy trout.
Ken Stock started tying flies and fly fishing when he was 8 years old. His passion for exploring new waters, designing new flies, exercising as many trout as he can and teaching people about fly fishing has grown since then. Growing up in northern Utah, he fished the local rivers as well as many in the Greater Yellowstone area. While living in Michigan for a time, Ken enjoyed learning the legendary rivers such as the Pierre Marquette and AuSable, to name a few.
Since moving back to Bozeman, Ken spends as many days as possible with friends and clients taking in the wildlife, scenery, history and world class fishing of Southwest Montana's awe inspiring waters. Ken would be happy to share his knowledge and love of fly fishing with you.