Born in Missoula, Jake landed his first fish at age 2, on the Middle Fork of the Flathead river near his family cabin and was hooked forever. He grew up fishing the rivers of Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming; he has guided on the Kenai in Alaska for years; and now earns his living primarily in western Montana, and Southern Oregon, Jake is known for his easy sense of humor; for being a patient and encouraging teacher; his custom flies that he ties himself, and for rustling up epic lunches.
With wife Ashley and son Evan, Jake makes his home near Alberton, near some reliable Clark Fork trout and pike honey holes. With parents and grandparents in Stevensville and Great Falls, Jake’s experience on the Bitterroot, Blackfoot, Clark Fork and Missouri pays off in perfect days for his clients. Jake enjoys sharing his love for swinging bugs and the beauty of Montana with locals and visitors alike. Whether you’re an experienced angler or a beginner, Jake will put you on the fish.