Some of Jason’s earliest memories are catching bass and bluegill in his grandfather’s lake in Illinois. Obsessed with fishing, he started tying flies and fly fishing as a child. He graduated from Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado and started his guiding career in 1996. Along with being a passionate guide, he also spent years teaching fly patterns to commercial fly tyers in Thailand. He opened Crested Butte Angler in 2008 and guides the waters around Gunnison and Crested Butte, Colorado. When it’s cold, he spends as much time as possible in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico. He has been hosting trips in Mexico and Belize for years and enjoys the excitement of traveling with clients. Crested Butte is his home with his wife, Jenny and kids Vivian and Jake.