Leslie has fished her entire life, growing up on a lake, spending her childhood summers fishing for Northern pike and walleye and discovered the thrill of fly fishing in 1984. She has spent many days guiding, fishing, and rowing here on our local rivers both before and after graduating from the Reel Women Guide School in 2001. Leslie is a Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF) Certified Casting Instructor.
During the colder months, Leslie loves to seek out saltwater flats and more trout, she has fished in Cuba, Chile, Mexico, Costa Rica, Belize and the Bahamas several times.
Leslie is an active member in the Idaho Falls Trout Unlimited Chapter – The Snake River Cutthroats, and for over 20 years, she leads the women’s program at Eastern Idaho’s Fly-fishing Expo. Her passion to share entomology, reading water, casting techniques and put you on fish is in her blood. When Leslie’s not on the river searching for trout, she can be found working on her freelance film and video business, producing, directing and editing videos for the fly fishing industry, including several instructional topics, fly casting, fly fishing techniques, knot tying and fly tying. Leslie is a true steward of conservation and loves to share her passion of fly fishing the waters of eastern Idaho.