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Meet The Best Utah Fly Fishing Guides & Fly Shop Staff

Trout Bum 2 is proud to have on staff some of the best Utah Fly Fishing Guides. We hire only the most experienced and knowledgable guides we can find. Many of our guides have been on staff with us since the shop was started many years ago and have a vast amount of experience guiding anglers of all ability levels and ages. Our guides are based in Park City and Salt Lake City and are well versed in our core waters of the Provo River, Weber River, Green River and LC Ranch. In addition many are experienced in a range of waters throughout the rest of the state, surrounding states and even worldwide. You can be sure when you hire a guide through Trout Bum 2 that you will be going with the best! If you want to learn a little more about each of them, check out their profiles below. The first section includes the shop staff (many who also guide) and the second section includes the guide staff.

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Fly Shop Staff / Fly Fishing Guides

Chad Jaques
Marjorie Jaques
Peter Robinson
James Gustin
Brenton Kuhn
Chad Jaques Deschutes Steelhead Shop Manager / Owner / Guide: Chad Jaques
Guide Locations: Green River, Provo River, Weber River
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Favorite fly fishing trip / type of fly fishing:Steelhead anywhere any time especially the Dean River B.C. and the Deschutes in Oregon!
What he enjoys about guiding: Sharing his knowledge and passion with other anglers and watching them learn and improve
Other interests, hobbies: Elk Hunting, Powder Skiing
Favorite Flies: Night Dancer
Education / College / Degrees / Accomplishments: Attended University of Utah. Former Director of Snow Safety at Park City Mountain Resort
Children / Spouse: Wife Marjorie, Daughter Emily, Sons Erich & Hunter
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Marjorie Jaques BC Steelhead Owner Marjorie Jaques
Hometown: Squaw Valley California
Favorite fly fishing trip / type of fly fishing: I’ve been on a few trips here and there but my most favorite trip was to the Dean River, steelhead fishing of course! Deer hunt was going on, it was cold in the mornings so cold that you thought your fingers were going to fall off. The Northern lights on an early morning were amazing and the fish were so much fun and beautiful! It may have been my first experience with the steel head.
What he enjoys about guiding: Sharing his knowledge and passion with other anglers and watching them learn and improve
Other interests, hobbies: Anything that keeps me outside with my friends and family: hockey, skiing, hiking, hunting, camping and horseback riding.
Favorite Flies: Night Dancer
Education / College / Degrees / Accomplishments: Burke Mountain Academy in Vermont and University of Utah.
Children / Spouse: Husband Chad, Daughter Emily, Sons Erich & Hunter
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Peter Robinson Shop Manager / Guide: Peter Robinson
Guide Locations: Provo River, Weber River
Hometown: Cincinatti, OH
Favorite fly fishing trip / type of fly fishing:Hunting or sight fishing on my own or landing a friend's big trout.
What he enjoys about guiding: Turning new people on to the sport, helping experienced anglers improve their skill and seeing a customer's face when they catch their first fish.
Other interests, hobbies: Fishing with his daughter, hiking with his dogs (Boo and Lucky), anything to do with water (sailing, boating, kayaking, swimming) and auto racing.
Favorite Flies: All the tools in his arsenal or any fly that works.
Education / College / Degrees / Accomplishments:B.S. in Business Communications, Boston University
Children / Spouse: Wife Mary Lee, Daughter Maila
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James Gustin holding rainbow trout Shop / Guide: James Gustin
Guide Locations: Provo river, Weber river, Local Streams
Hometown: Boston, MA
Favorite fly fishing trip / type of fly fishing:Camping at the river with good friends. Exploring new waters
What he enjoys about guiding: Helping others understand what makes flyfishing so great
Other interests, hobbies: Snowboarding, Camping, Boston sports fan
Favorite Flies: Big Dries
Education / College / Degrees / Accomplishments:U of U grad. Work for the best guide service in UtahU of U grad. Work for the best guide service in Utah
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Brenton Kuhn With Brown Trout Shop / Guide: Brenton Kuhn
Guide Locations: Provo River, Local Streams
Hometown:Blairstown, New Jersey
Favorite fly fishing trip / type of fly fishing:Any time I can spend multiple nights camping by a river.
What he enjoys about guiding: I enjoy sharing my passion for fly fishing with both new and experienced anglers.
Other interests, hobbies:Snowboarding and going on hikes with my dogs.
Favorite Flies: The purple chubby.
Education / College / Degrees / Accomplishments:Bachelor's degree in political science and international studies from the University of Utah.
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Aaron Adams with a Trophy BC Steelhead Guide: Aaron Adams
Guide Locations: Provo River, Weber River, Local Streams, LC Ranch
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Favorite fly fishing trip / type of fly fishing:Big fish in small streams, and anything in or from the salt.
What he enjoys about guiding: Meeting different people and turning them on to the sport of fly fishing. Teaching different and new techniques
Other interests, hobbies: Basketball, Fly Tying
Favorite Flies: Big Dries or most importantly whatever you have confidence in throwing.
Education / College / Degrees / Accomplishments:B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Utah
Children / Spouse:Wife Rebedcca and Daughter Alli
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Hank Boehm with a Provo River Brown Trout Guide: Hank Boehm
Guide Locations: Provo River, Weber River, Local Streams, Green River
Hometown:Although originally from the east coast Hank considers Park City, Utah his hometown
Favorite fly fishing trip / type of fly fishing: Drift boat float fishing
What he enjoys about guiding: Hank loves to teach his favorite sport and loves being outdoors
Other interests, hobbies: Cruising on large cruise ships and fishing foreign waters
Favorite Flies: Cicadas or any foam dry fly
Education / College / Degrees / Accomplishments: Taught university level fly fishing courses
Children / Spouse:Wife Liz. 6 children; John, James (Both fly fishing guides) Alyssa, Carly, Jenessa, Ali
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Steve Cook with a Wind River Range Golden Trout Guide: Steve Cook
Guide Locations: Provo River, Weber River, Local Streams, LC Ranch
Hometown: Markette, MI.
Favorite fly fishing trip / type of fly fishing: Backpacking into the Wind River Range for big Golden Trout
What he enjoys about guiding: Getting to spend time with wonderful people, sharing his passion for flyfishing. Also enjoys the only job where he can smoke cigars at work.
Other interests, hobbies: Telemark skiing, "free your heel and free yourself."
Favorite Flies: Small Dave's Hopper, bead head Pheasant Tail.
Education / College / Degrees / Accomplishments:B.S. Fisheries and Wildlife Management. Author of Utah Fishing Guide and Rocky Mountain Fly Fishing Guide.
Children / Spouse: Daughter Jessica
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Jason Curry with an Alaskan Steelhead Guide: Jason Curry
Guide Locations: Provo River, Weber River & too many other local streams to list
Hometown: Geneseo, NY
Favorite fly fishing trip / type of fly fishing: Steelheading
What he enjoys about guiding: Getting people into fish
Other interests, hobbies:Snowboarding, outdoor writing, fly fishing video production www.fliesandfinswest.com
Favorite Flies: The ones that are catching fish
Education / College / Degrees / Accomplishments: B.S. Geology
Children / Spouse: Wife Rebekah
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Michael Freyvogal with a Green River Brown Trout Guide: Michael Freyvogal
Guide Locations: Provo river, Weber river, LC Ranch, various local small streams.
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Favorite fly fishing trip / type of fly fishing: Any small stream with My dog and my 3wt
What he enjoys about guiding: I love watching people catch a trout for the first time.
Other interests, hobbies: Snowboarding, Fly tying, Camping, hiking, cooking
Favorite Flies: Hopper patterns
Education / College / Degrees / Accomplishments: B.S. Political Science, University of Utah, Eagle Scout, and friends with Harley Jackson
Children / Spouse: A dog named Dora
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Jon Hinich with a Green River Brown Trout Guide: Jon Hinich
Guide Locations: Green River
Hometown: Pacific Palisades, CA.
Favorite fly fishing trip / type of fly fishing:Floating the fabulous Green River in Utah
What he enjoys about guiding: Meeting new people who love to be outdoors as much as he does
Other interests, hobbies: Upland Bird Hunting
Favorite Flies: Streamers and large dry flies of any type
Education / College / Degrees / Accomplishments:Currently pursuing history and philosophy degree
Children / Spouse: Wife Jan
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Trevor Howard Provo River Brown Trout Guide: Trevor Howard
Guide Locations: Provo, Weber, Small Streams
Hometown:Salt Lake City, UT
Favorite fly fishing trip / type of fly fishing: Steelhead trip each fall. Swinging flies for Steelhead
What he enjoys about guiding: Watching clients improve and get excited about fly fishing
Other interests, hobbies:Horses, Snowmobiling, and anything outdoors
Favorite Flies: Any caddis that will skate, any hand tied steelhead fly
Education / College / Degrees / Accomplishments:Working on a bachelors in Psychology
Children / Spouse:Beautiful wife Jayme
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Brian Kapaloski With BC Steelhead Guide: Brian Kapaloski
Guide Locations: Green River
Hometown:Salt Lake City, UT
Favorite fly fishing trip / type of fly fishing:Spey Casting for Steelhead
What he enjoys about guiding: Teaching people about the sport and watching fish eat big dries!
Other interests, hobbies:Skiing the steep and deep Utah powder
Favorite Flies: Whatever fly you want as long as it is presented right
Education / College / Degrees / Accomplishments:Attended college
Children / Spouse:
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Kory Kapaloski With Steelhead Guide: Kory Kapaloski
Guide Locations: Green River, LC Ranch, Provo River, Weber River, Small Streams
Hometown:Salt Lake City, UT
Favorite fly fishing trip / type of fly fishing:Stalking large rising trout on big water and swinging flies for steelhead
What he enjoys about guiding: Teaching people and watching them learn, progress and catch fish
Other interests, hobbies:Traveling anyhere, skiing Utah powder and spending time with my daughter
Favorite Flies: The fly that the fish ate
Education / College / Degrees / Accomplishments:BS Commercial Recreation University of Utah
Children / Spouse:Wife Tammy and daughter Anna
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Jeff Osterhout on the Green River Guide: Jeff Osterhout
Guide Locations: Provo River, Local Streams, LC Ranch
Hometown: Burley, Idaho
Favorite fly fishing trip / type of fly fishing:Any trip with friends and fish I can hunt... like the Green River, the Henry’s Fork of the Snake, Alaska or saltwater flats fishing.
What he enjoys about guiding: Being outdoors, being around moving water and meeting and teaching new people the sport of fly fishing and watching them progress.
Other interests, hobbies: Skiing, Mountain Biking, Travelling
Favorite Flies: Small dries for rising fish. Super exclusive patterns he ties.
Education / College / Degrees / Accomplishments:B.S. environmental studies from the University of Utah, EMT certification, firefighter for Salt Lake County.
Children / Spouse: Wife Melissa, also takes care of Harley like he is his child
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Chris Passage on the Provo River Guide: Chris Passage
Guide Locations: Provo River, Weber River
Hometown: Park City, Utah
Favorite fly fishing trip / type of fly fishing:I love to take road trips to explore new waters. My favorite type of fishing would be stalking and sight casting to large trout on small streams
What he enjoys about guiding: The most exciting thing for me is watching beginners smile from ear to ear when they start catching lots of fish, and then tell me they are hooked on the sport!
Other interests, hobbies: Skiing, mountain biking, rock climbing, and motorcycling
Favorite Flies: The ones my clients are catching fish on that day!
Education / College / Degrees / Accomplishments: B.S. Business Administration, M.S. Package Engineering
Children / Spouse: Wife Michelle. Son Tanner
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Chris Passage on the Provo River Guide: Don Sears
Hometown: Ogden, Ut.
Favorite fly fishing trip / type of fly fishing: Steelheading, or anything in Alaska
What he enjoys about guiding: I love being outdoors, on the water, and sharing my passion for fly fishing is a fantastic way to spend the summer.
Other interests, hobbies: Skiing, ski racing, and everything outdoors.
Favorite Flies: Large streamers! they are just fun!
Education / College / Degrees / Accomplishments: Finance degree from University of Utah.
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Dave Tall with Brown Trout Guide: Dave Tall
Guide Locations: Provo, Weber, Small Streams
Hometown:Park City, UT
Favorite fly fishing trip / type of fly fishing: Anywhere anytime I love to catch all species on the fly Rivers Stillwater Warm water and Saltwater
What he enjoys about guiding: Sharing my love and passion for this great sport
Other interests, hobbies: volunteer guide for Project healing waters, hiking to remote fish areas Backcountry skiing X country skiing
Favorite Flies: Terrestrials, Midge dries, and clousers
Education / College / Degrees / Accomplishments: High School, Business College and the “School of Hard Knocks”
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Rob Van with a Michigan Steelhead Guide: Robert Van
Guide Locations: Provo River, Green River
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah.
Favorite fly fishing trip / type of fly fishing: Michigan steelheading on the Pere Marquette, Little Manistee, Rogue, Dowagiac and the White River
What he enjoys about guiding: The anticipation of the next fish.
Other interests, hobbies: Time with my family, Baseball, Basketball and tying flies.
Favorite Flies: Fat Albert, vinyl ribbed WD40
Education / College / Degrees / Accomplishments: University Of Utah, School of Engineering ME.
Children / Spouse: Caden, Emma and my wife that allows me to guide Angie
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