Founding Denali Fly Fishing Guides in 2001 owner Rick built the business from the ground up. As a local Rick is one of the few that stays in the area all year. Enjoying his leisure time rafting with his friends and dog Wilson he is always looking for new fishing holes and exploring new pocket water. Always happy to help Rick has accommodated many custom trips from multiday to private groups. Give him a call or shoot him an email from our contact page to make arrangements for your Denali fishing excursion.
A Michigander, Brad has an extensive background in the fishing industry. As a young lad Brad pursued brook trout and rainbow trout on the head waters of native streams in Michigan. He loves sharing his love for the rivers with others. Brad has traveled all over North America pursing his passion of fishing. Brad has spent the last few years owning and operating a guide service in Michigan. He spends his summers in the Denali area then back to Michigan (September - April). With his knowledge and passion for fishing and teaching, you will feel better with yourself by the end of the day with either your casting or confidence in fly fishing.
Brian Gilbert of Michigan. He has spent his life pursuing trout and trapping on small streams in the upper and lower peninsula of Michigan. Brian also owns a fishing guide service in Michigan along side Brad Long. You often can find Brian hard at the vise tying new patterns of flies. Brian loves pursuing brown trout and steelhead on top water, from dry flies to mice. It's obvious from the start he enjoys life and sharing it, and fly fishing with others.
Hunter Doerwald Texas native, grew up fly fishing the Trinity River in Fort Worth ( total dump).....He has been working in the ski industry the past 16 years, chasing the endless winter between North America an New Zealand. He began working as guide in 2012 on the San Juan River in New Mexico. Hunter spends a lot of his spare time pursuing Northern Pike ( favorite species), an enjoy long hikes & antler hunting. He really enjoy's the multi-species aspect of fly fishing, pushing one to travel an adapt a multitude of skills, it’s a never ending journey that can span a lifetime.
A year round resident and home (log cabin) owner in Cantwell, Alaska. He fished our local waters before he was enticed into the guide business and has never looked back. If he is not guiding, you can find him on the water trying a new technique or fly pattern. Jared's suttelness yet drive will make you feel comfortable when learning how to fly fish or brushing up on your technique. AKA the Fish Whisperer.