I grew up in the shadow of some of the most heralded ski slopes in the western United States. Instead of skiing or snowboarding I took up fly fishing at a young age. Through high school & my early college years I was fortunate enough to represent my country playing Sled Hockey. I started at Fishwest as a member of the web team and now I oversee and manage almost every aspect of the Fishwest e-commerce platform. I also act as the main point of contact for all of the Fishwest hosted travel trips.
By JC Weeks Blue water fly-fishing was something that I have heard about for many years but never thought that I would have the chance to do. My two days in the “blue desert” were eye-opening and even though I experienced a little success that trip has me definitely wanting […]
For the second year in a row I had a chance to take part in the Fishwest trip to the Northern Yucatan town of San Felipe to fish for sabalitos (Spanish for baby tarpon) with the great guides and staff of Yucatan Fly Fishing Adventures at their outfit, the Tarpon […]
After using a couple different glass rods over the last few months, I decided it was time to pick one up for myself. I wanted a rod that was going to be versatile on different sized rivers while sticking with the deep loading nature of traditional glass. I’ve always told […]
When I go fishing I spend the majority of the day out on the water. This means that I like to carry all my flies, leaders, tippets as well as all the random stuff that goes into a day of hiking and fishing in the Utah high country. I am […]
Today I would like to talk about something that is near and dear to my heart. Winter fishing! My favorite time of the year as an angler is the upcoming winter months. These are the times when most Utahans trade the fly rods for ski’s or a board. This leaves […]
I find myself reflecting on my first international fly fishing adventure. One of my biggest concerns going in was the safe transportation of my gear to my destination. My experiences traveling around the US and internationally playing hockey have taught me to expect the worst with any checked luggage. Countless […]