While steelhead hold a special place in her heart, Adrienne just loves casting a fly and is happy to target anything willing to be fooled by some feathers on a hook. Adrienne has spent time on many of BC’s most well known steelhead waters and trout lakes, and is a sucker for sea run dollies and bull trout. She began Spey casting within two years of picking up a fly rod, and has become extremely proficient with both the single and double handed rod. She also has a passion for fly tying and particularly enjoys crafting elaborate intruder style patterns.
Adrienne worked at Michael & Young Fly Shop in Surrey, BC, for nearly 8 years, and was assistant manager for the last 5 of that time. She guided part time for Women Sportfishing, a division of Great River Fishing Adventures, chasing salmon, sturgeon, steelhead and trout in the Fraser Valley. She teaches fly fishing, single and double hand casting, and tying courses, and has given seminars on such topics as Steelhead Opportunities in the Fraser Valley and Women in Sportfishing. She has also had articles and photos published in Fly Fusion Magazine and California Sportsmen Magazine. She now currently resides in Calgary where she guides the Bow River for Out Fly Fishing Outfitters in the summer, and works for Fly Fusion magazine and the International Fly Fishing Film Festival in the off season. She has had the opportunity to fly fish in Russia, Alaska and the Florida Keys, and is pro staff for G Loomis Canada, Hatch Reels, and Fishbum Outfitters.