by Captain Winkler

Instructor Bios

Pat Dorsey
Pat has been guiding for over 25 years with approximately two hundred days a year on the water, a combination of guiding customers, hosting trips, and personal days. He is the head guide and co-owner of the Blue Quill Angler fly shop in Evergreen, Colorado. A Simms Ambassador, a member of the Sage Elite Pro Team, Orvis Pro Team, Yeti Pro staff, and Scientific Anglers pro staff and is the Southwest Field Editor for Fly Fisherman Magazine.
Duane Redford
A professional fly fishing guide, spends the majority of his days guiding on the South Platte River near Deckers, Colorado and on the Eagle River near Minturn, Colorado. Duane is a sought after national speaker, pro-staff lead for 8 Rivers Fly Rods, a consultant for Hookhead apparel, a signature tier for Montana Fly Company, and the author of The Fly Fishers’ Playbook, and Hidden in Plain View.
Lance Egan
Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Lance Egan has been fly fishing since age 12. employed at Fly Fish Food, he currently resides in Lehi, Utah, with his wife Autumn and son Mikey, just minutes away from many lakes and streams. He is a pro staff member of Ross Reels and Scientific Anglers and is an Umpqua Feather Merchants Signature Fly Designer. Lance also tests prototype fishing gear for Simms Fishing Products.
Clark "Cheech" Pierce
Clark (Cheech) is a creative fly tier and angler living in Salt Lake City, Utah. Clark ties custom flies to target all species. However, his passion is throwing big meaty streamers for trout, as well as chasing large- and smallmouth bass. Clark co-founded the website Fly Fish Food with like-minded fly tier and creator Curtis Fry.
Molly Semenik
Molly started teaching fly-casting back in the 80’s after she left the Midwest and landed in Utah.  In 2000, Molly and her family moved to Livingston Montana where she began a 15-year guiding/outfitting career.
Devin Olsen
Former Fly Fishing Team USA Member "I knew I had to find a way to compete in the sport I loved. It was serendipitous that I worked with both these anglers a year later after they had made Fly Fishing Team USA. I fished in my first regional and made the team myself."
Mary Ann Dozer
Mary Ann has been teaching & guiding for over 10 years in Oregon and Idaho, logging an average of 150 days/year on the water.  She guides full-time in Central Oregon for the Fly Fishers Place in Sisters, Oregon.
Mickey Anderson
Mickey started fly fishing in 1974 and started fly tying a year later. A few years after that he began teaching fly tying and continues to teach today. He is now a co-owner Fish Tech Outfitters in Salt Lake City. Mickey enjoys fishing for Pike as well as trout.
Curtis Fry
Curtis is an OCD fly tyer living along the Wasatch Mountains in Utah. He grew up in Western Idaho and the high deserts of Eastern Oregon fishing for bass, trout, carp, catfish, whitefish and anything else that would play along.
Marty Howard
Marty has been teaching fly fishing and fly tying for over 30 years and was the founder of Spinner Fall Fly Shop and Guide Service. Marty is a master fly tyer, photographer, author, bamboo rod builder and co-producer of instructional videos. Marty enjoys every aspect of fly fishing.
Luong Tam
Luong is the founder of Tenkara Tanuki and a Tenkara rod designer/builder, who was trained as engineer/designer. Luong has been fly fishing since the 90’s but for the last few years, he became hooked on Tenkara and started his company Tenkara Tanuki.
Nick Teynor
2017 & 2018 TOP GUN Casting Competition Winner Nick Teynor embraces all aspects of fly-fishing: Dries, Nymphs, Streamers-as long as there is potential for a fish to be on the end of his line, he will fish it. "Fly-fishing has so many fun and effective tactics.