Raised on a lake in Minnesota, fishing has been Brett’s passion since he was kid. Bass plugs and walleye trolling quickly turned into fly tying and roll casts when his father introduced him to fly fishing at age 10. Skiing and fishing brought him to the University of Montana, and that’s where he “truely developed the skills and appreciation for cold water trout fisheries.” After guide school with Sweet Water Travel Company and a season of work in Missoula; family ties and a passion for “walk-and-stalk” fishing finally brought him to Park City, Utah. After 9 years of guiding on the waters surrounding Park City, and a few in the boat on the Upper Green in Wyoming, Brett now calls the Utah Green River home. Brett is an enthusiastic guide, with a relentless passion for catching memorable fish. Sight-casting is Brett’s favorite thing to do. When’s he’s not fishing for trout, he’s fishing for “anything in the ocean that can be sight-casted to”, with tarpon as a favorite.
When away from fishing, you’ll find Brett skiing Utah’s famous snow at Alta Ski Resort, or hunting and working his dog Winston for ducks and pheasants.
“I use Hatch reels because every day on the water, every fly I tie, and with every cast I make I strive for the best. No other reel represents that better.”