Growing up on the banks of the Clearwater River, in Orofino, ID, Justin was a fisherman from early on. Following college, he moved to West Yellowstone, Montana, where he became a fishing guide; and, several years later, he opened the West Yellowstone Fly Shop. From June through November, Justin lives in West Yellowstone and operates the fly shop as well as a successful guiding business.
During the months of December through May, Justin and his family live in San Martin De Los Andes, Argentina where he runs an outfitting business, Pesca Patagonia. In his free time, Justin travels the world in search of new waters, native fish, and exciting adventures.
However, what Justin enjoys most is teaching others the sport of fly-fishing. He is very grateful to be “living his dream,” and to be part of the Hatch Pro Staff!