Many thanks to all of those who voted for our guides and shops “Best Fishing Outfitter” in the PlanetJH “Best of Jackson Hole.” And congratulations to all winners. Together we make our community better.
Snake River Angler’s Amazing Shop Staff
Jake originally hails from Richmond, VA and spent numerous childhood summers in the west; including Montana, California and Wyoming. After graduating from the University of Alabama, Jake followed his passion for fishing and moved to Jackson full time. Jake takes on a double role at Snake River Angler, guiding clients on the water, as well as taking the lead in the operations of our fly shops. When he’s not on the water you can find Jake mountain biking or duck hunting. His saltwater experience is also extensive, with several trips to Belize, the Bahamas, and the Chesapeake Bay. Jake enjoys spending a couple days of camping somewhere on the South Fork of the Snake. Remember, tight loops lead to tight lines…
Rip grew up in McDonough, GA, and has been hunting and fishing since his early years. He attended Young Harris College, where he majored in Outdoor Leadership. For the past several years he has been guiding hunting trips in South Carolina, as well as training hunting dogs. His favorite fishing area in the region is Granite Creek, in the Hoback drainage. Rip also travels around the country in search of new whitewater kayaking spots. Stop by to talk to Rip about some of the smaller rivers and streams around Jackson Hole.
Originally from Wyoming, Tyler spent his childhood in the southern US fishing for redfish and duck hunting. Every summer was spent in the mountains of Wyoming with family horse packing, fly fishing and camping. This eventually lead Tyler to achieve two Bachelors of Science at the University of Wyoming. During that time Tyler travelled extensively and spent a majority of his free time fishing Wyoming on the North Platte and its surrounding tributaries. After college, Tyler moved to Colorado to pursue environmental consulting. During this time he could be found on all the major rivers, including his favorite, the Cache la Poudre. Recently moving back to Wyoming to be closer to the state he loves, Tyler resides in Wilson, Wyoming with his girlfriend and son. In his free time you can find him fishing, tying and spending time with family.
Alec comes from Northern Utah where he grew up fishing the spring creeks and rivers in the area. He lived in Rome, Georgia for two years going to Berry College before coming back to someday finish his business degree at Utah Valley University. His favorite waters lie in Uintah National Forest.
Spencer grew up in the rocky mountain west in the town of grand junction, CO. After spending several summers in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem he moved to Jackson full time after graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in Hydrology. Spencer spent the last few years guiding in remote Alaska and can be often be found on the backcountry tributaries of the Snake. His favorite area is the abounding waters of Yellowstone national park.
Born and raised on a ranch in Western Nebraska, Will grew up fishing spring creeks in the Pine Ridge of Western Nebraska and Mountains of Eastern Wyoming. Since then, Will has fished the tailwaters of Tennessee, the Upper Midwest for Smallmouth and Steelhead, and the chalk stone streams of south central Pennsylvania. Will graduated with a B.A. in English Literature from Chadron State College and enjoys reading Cormac Mccarthy, Marilynne Robinson and Wendell Berry. His favorite spots include the Bois Brule River, area high mountain lakes and streams, and the South Holston.
Originally from out east, Sam grew up in a small suburb of Cleveland, OH and attended college in upstate NY. Upon graduation, she returned to Ohio to work as a occupational health analyst at the NASA Glenn Research Center. In pursuit of a way to spend more time outdoors, she began frequenting her local fly shops, learning about fly-fishing and tying her own flies. She fished for lake run steelhead, bass and often found herself venturing into the neighboring Pennsylvania trout streams. Her love and passion for trout eventually motivated her to pack up and head West to the mecca of trout fishing. While on the road, she met the snake river angler crew and quickly fell in love with the local trout fishing, specifically the technical wade fishing on Flat Creek. After working in Missoula, MT at an aquatic insect lab for the winter, she decided to spend the summer exploring the endless fly-fishing opportunities in Jackson, WY.
Originally born and raised in Casper Wyoming, Andy grew up fly fishing off the banks of the North Platte River. He was drawn to the Jackson area in the summer of 2016 by the amount of water to explore. When he’s not being a bum in Jackson, Andy is a Business Economics student at the University of Wyoming in Laramie. Go Pokes!
Jack grew up in Cheyenne, Wyoming where he spent his time hunting and fishing with family and friends. He is currently attending the University of Wyoming for Wildlife and Fisheries management. After visiting Grand Teton National Park at a young age, Jack found a passion in fly fishing and followed it to Jackson. When he is not working, he can be found somewhere where the wildlife out number the people in search of fish or game.