Angler's West Fly Shop Staff
Retail Manager, phone booker, question answerer
Come put Rick's vast knowledge to the test to find the best fishing trip for you, your skills and fishing style. Or pick his brain about the fly du jour, where to fish or the latest and best fishing gear.
Personable fly fishing addict at your service
Expect to have enjoyable, personable interactions with Gardner in the fly shop. He's fun to talk to and doing a great job learning about all that the Greater Yellowstone region has to offer.
Basically born in a fly shop, enthusiastic competitive outdoorsman
With someone like Sam, "young" doesn't mean "inexperienced." Sam's addiction to fishing led him to work at Angler's West all through high school and beyond as he begins attending St. Lawrence University. Sam also competes in regional alpine skiing events.
Growing up hunting and fishing North Carolina’s coastal plains, Thomas had long dreamed of venturing West.
When he received his acceptance letter from Montana State University, his dreams were fulfilled. After being exposed to the fly fishing, hunting, and skiing Montana has to offer, Thomas fell in love with the Western lifestyle.
During the summer of 2018, Thomas lived and worked on the Missouri river at the Trout Shop before transferring school back closer to his family at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC. He knew, however, that every summer should be spent chasing trout and vowed to return to Montana.
In the summer of 2019, Thomas joined the Angler's West crew and greatly advanced his knowledge on all things fly fishing. In the shop or on the water, he is sure to display his knowledge of equipment, light-hearted personality, and conscientiousness. We are excited for Thomas to return for his second season with the Angler’s West team.