Tim, an Idaho native, has been honing his fly fishing skills on Idaho rivers, spring creeks, and still waters for over 30 years. This intimate knowledge of Idaho’s waters has served as a springboard for his fishing adventures throughout the world, fishing for many varieties of fresh and saltwater species. Tim has spent the past 20 years working in the fly fishing industry where his knowledge and expertise bring the elements needed to offer top quality customer service to everyone who visits The Idaho Angler. In addition to being an excellent fly tier, Tim is an FFI Certified Casting Instructor and an outstanding guide. In 2012, Tim became a shareholder in the company.
An Idaho native and Idaho State University graduate, Jim has spent his career in retail and joined The Idaho Angler staff after retiring from BSU. Jim is a lifelong outdoorsman and avid fisherman. His favorites are chasing rainbows on the South Fork of the Boise and casting to big browns on the Owyhee.
For over 27 years, fly fishing has been an obsession for Chris. He has been guiding clients for trout and steelhead for the last 18 years, and has been the head guide and lead classroom instructor at Idaho Angler for the last 10 years. Chris loves putting people on trout and steelhead and helping everyone have fun while doing it! One of his best attributes is that he is a patient teacher. You will really enjoy spending time with Chris on the water or learning with him in the classroom.
Born and raised in Idaho, Lewis started fishing at a young age. He has spent his life chasing rainbows and cutthroat on Idaho’s lakes and streams. At age 12 he fell in love with steelhead, and since then he has been an advocate for their conservation. Summer through fall, you can find Lewis chasing steelhead around the Northwest. He has been an Idaho Angler employee and instructor since 2012. He still carries a passion for the sport and that attitude is infectious with new anglers. When he’s not at the shop or fishing, Lew enjoys playing his guitar.
Dale is originally from Whitefish, Montana, has lived in Boise since the 80’s and has been in the fly fishing business since the early 90’s. He is an avid hunter and fisherman with a vast knowledge of the recreational opportunities in the surrounding areas. While Dale is a dry fly “purist”, he has expertise on all aspects of fly fishing, and he can help you with any questions and share his valuable insight.
Asa is the youngest (15, going on 16) addition to The Idaho Angler team, and has been with us part-time since July of 2016. He is a high school student, and a blooming talent. Asa is helping us with outreach via social media, and is making instructive and informative videos for the shop. His favorite fishing spot is on the Owyhee River, and from the videos we have seen that he’s got it figured out.
Tom recently joined The Idaho Angler after a very noteworthy career in Parks and Recreation, having spent the last 21 years as the City of Boise’s Superintendent of Parks. A life-long fly fisher, Tom is our stillwater expert. He’s especially fond of large and smallmouth bass. Tom carries his experience and love for the sport into the classroom.
Born and raised in Boise, Idaho, Erik spent most of his youth in the outdoors camping and fishing where his passion for fishing took hold of him. He also learned how to tie flies from his father at a young age and has spent many years honing his skills into becoming a savvy fly tier. Recently Erik has spent the past four summers working up in Ketchum, Idaho at Silver Creek Outfitters before joining the Idaho Angler this Spring. He brings with him a great knowledge of the South Fork of the Boise River.
As a native Idahoan, I grew up exploring many of the wild and scenic places throughout the great state of Idaho. While cutting my teeth on the colossal bluegills and panfish of the local park pond scene, I eventually set my sights on wading the Boise River and worm fishing
with a snappy six and a half foot ugly stick! After years of success and even learning how to troll, I picked up my pops Eagle Claw seven and a half foot 7wt for the first time. I quickly became obsessed with learning how to cast, and immersed myself in learning the entomology of our local rivers and lakes. While attending Boise State University, rather than socializing or studying in the student union building, I found myself throwing woolly buggers near the Broadway bridge. After graduating from college, I was selected to attend The United States Marine Corp’s Officer Candidate School. During my service I enjoyed life in Southern California as well as a deployment to Japan. My heart however, brought me back to Idaho. I soon accepted a job in sales which once again displaced me. In 2009, after several years in Portland and San Francisco, I moved back to Idaho to pursue my dream of fishing full time. Although I can never make up for lost time on the water, I can certainly take every opportunity to get outdoors.
Hope to see you on the water!