Mike Rheam: Owner/Guide
Childhood Water: Rivers and streams of Central PA
Mike has been a resident of Jackson Hole for over 20 years. He began guiding whitewater rafts down the Snake River Canyon in 1989. Since then his focus has been on fly fishing. An active board member of the Snake River Fund, Mike is dedicated to the preservation of the Snake River for future generations. Having worked for some of the best outfitters in the area, Mike developed Grand Fishing Adventures with the highest angling and eco standards in mind. He has maintained those standards for over fifteen years growing GFA into a sought-after fly fishing guide service, school and shop. During the winter, Mike is an avalanche forecaster for Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and the Bridger Teton Avalanche Center. When time allows, Mike guides heli-skiing and fishing trips for the Tordrillo Mountain Lodge in Alaska.
Mitch Luedloff: Guide
Childhood Water: Rivers of Oregon
After coming to Jackson Hole in 1998, Mitch has continued on a path he discovered while growing up in Oregon. Learning to ski at 5 years old and experiencing the Deschutes river from a Mckenzie dory, a few years later, has made him who he is today. Also, with a degree in geography and his whitewater experience, Mitch is well prepared for the rivers of the Yellowstone region. Although his obsession with skiing powder and tuning skis, keeps him busy during the winter months, it's the fishing season that Mitch really lives for. "So many rivers, so little time", may be his biggest frustration. However, sharing the river with his guests and seeing their amazement when a big orange cutty comes to the fly, is his greatest reward. Mitch really seems to enjoy helping others catch fish as much as fishing himself.
Andrew Byron: Guide Childhood Water: Rivers and Streams of Jackson Hole
Born right here in Jackson Hole, Andrew has been fishing the region since he could walk. After graduating from the University of Wyoming Andrew attempted to move east but his love for fishing and guiding brought him back to his home here in Jackson Hole. Andrew enjoys being on the water every day whether he is guiding, kayaking, fishing, or chasing ducks in the fall. In the winter he is a ski coach at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. The spring is set aside to explore fishing around the West and beyond with his chocolate lab Hoback. On days off you can find him on the same waters he guides; chasing trout and loving every second of it. If you're up for an adventure let Andrew take you into the local whitewater in search of our famous fine spotted cutthroat trout, it is truly a unique experience in a drift boat!
Dennis Comer: Guide Childhood Water: Rivers and Streams of Golden, Colorado
Dennis has been living and fishing in Jackson Hole for 29 years. He started guiding on the Snake River in 1977 for a couple of years. Pursuing his guiding career, Dennis moved on to guide the Middle Fork of the Salmon River for 100 mile fishing and whitewater trips. Several outfitters and years of experience later, Dennis is still found fishing on his days off.
Kevin Brazell: Guide
Kevin has been living and working in the valley for 20 years.
He has been a guide for seven years on the Snake River and spends his winters on the mountain as a professional ski patroller.
A new member of the G. Loomis Pro Staff, Kevin is currently working on making it to the bassmasters classic through bass fishing
tournaments on the Wyoming state team. He recently returned home from the western divisional championships where he placed
2nd on his team and narrowly missed a shot at the national championship!
Tim Auchampach: Guide Childhood Water: Rivers and Stream of Central Idaho
Tim has been guiding fishermen and whitewater enthusiasts for the
last ten years. Originally from Idaho, he spent the majority of his guiding career on the Middle Fork of the Salmon,
guiding 100 miles of trout fishing and whitewater. Now calling Jackson Hole home, the Snake River has become his
pursuit. During the winter months you can find Tim out on the slopes, whether working or playing.
Jamie Weeks: Guide Childhood Water: Rivers and Streams of Upstate New York
Born in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York, Jamie learned to fish on the banks of the mighty Hudson river. An avid snowboarder Jamie moved to Wyoming for the mountains but has stayed for the rivers. Jamie is lead guide for a backcountry snowcat operation on Togwotee Pass in the winters. A whitewater guide from the age of 17 he still finds time to guide trips on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, and on Idaho's Middle Fork of the Salmon.
Jean (Williams) Bruun: Guide Childhood Water: : The Colorado, The Blue, South Platte, Arkansas, back country streams throughout the West
Jean simply loves to guide and loves to fish. She logged fourteen years of guiding in Colorado and guided one season in Alaska on the Goodnews River, where she was chosen as the guide for an ESPN presentation of "Fly Fishing America". Since moving to Jackson in 2005 she has been guiding and teaching fishing for GFA. She is actively involved with local environment groups including the Snake River Fund and Trout Unlimited. As a Retreat Leader, she volunteers for Casting for Recovery, which provides retreats for women survivors of breast cancer. She is happily married to writer, and angler extra-ordinaire, Paul Bruun. Every day on the water is a gift! Come share a great day with us this season!
Clay Moorhead: Guide
Visit Clay's blog Tetons on the Fly
Clay first visited Jackson Hole in 1996 after his parents purchased a home in the valley, and he immediately fell in love with all the amazing skiing and fishing opportunities this area has to offer. While he finished his education and started a career elsewhere, Clay spent as much time as possible in Jackson skiing in the winter and fishing in the summer. After receiving a B.A. from Middlebury College and a J.D. from Vanderbilt University, Clay spent two miserable years working in New York City all the while wishing he was back in Jackson. By the summer of 2007, Clay had finally had enough of New York so he pulled the trigger and moved out west. This was the best decision he ever made. Clay now cherishes every day he gets to spend on the river, whether fishing for fun or putting his clients on trophy trout.
Tommy Moe: Guide
Athlete, Alaskan Fishing Guide.