Tony was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. He studied photojournalism at the University of Idaho and worked as a photographer for media companies for several years.
Tony started fishing about 6 years ago, it was shortly before TRR Outfitters fly shop in Eagle, ID opened. Tony lived just down the road at the time so he learned a lot from our team and got most of his equipment for tying and fishing there. It didn’t take long before Tony enrolled into Guide School at Three Rivers Ranch.
It was Guide School that led to Tony’s favorite fly fishing trip so far. He hadn’t really explored water more than 2 or 3 hours from home, so seeing what Eastern Idaho had to offer and how much fishable water there is kind of blew his mind. He says he “likes how it all came full circle from learning all of my basics from this company to now being a guide for them.”
It’s hard to pinpoint a favorite Idaho water, because they are all unique and special but for Tony the South Fork of the Snake with it’s never ending scenery is hard to beat.
Tony feels lucky to have found guiding as his job. He has always liked helping people learn new things and fly fishing is one that he feels he can transfer what he knows to someone. He says “it’s pretty entertaining to watch someone start the day not knowing how to cast and then watch how excited they get when they reel in their first one.
I’m excited to see what the upcoming seasons have in store and the friends I make along the way.”
In the off-season Tony lives in Boise, Idaho and you can find him tying flies, snowboarding and mountain biking.