John McClure picked up his first fly rod at the age of 12, and has had a difficult time putting it down ever since. He began working at The Slide Inn during the summer of 2003 while attending The University of Vermont, and started his guiding career on the Madison River in 2005. You can find him working in the fly shop on his days off, where he has been a familiar face behind the counter for ten years now, or out wetting a line in the Madison after work. Those that know him well believe he should seek professional help for his on-going streamer addiction, but the truth is that as long as he lives, he wouldn’t have it any other way. John manages the fly shop at The Slide Inn during the Winter months, and spends as much time on the water as humanly possible.