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.
Head Guide / Lead Instructor
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.
Customer Service / Guide
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.
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.
Customer Service / Instructor
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.
Customer Service / Instructor
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.
Asa is the youngest 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.
A NOTE ABOUT RETRIEVE: Reels are designated as either left and or right hand retrieve, which simply refers to the hand used for reeling in line. Modern reels convert easily between right or left hand retrieve. However, it is important for an angler to designate how they want the reel set up before the backing and line are spooled onto the reel. Many right-handed casters use left hand retrieve on their reels so they don’t have to switch hands between casting and fighting a fish. Other anglers prefer to use their dominant hand for both casting and reeling, so they switch hands on the rod after a fish is hooked.