The Guides

Rick McMahan, Owner


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.

Brad Long, DFFG Manager/Guide


A Michigander, Brad 28 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. 

Hunter Doerwald DFFG Guide


 Hunter Doerwald 36 year old 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.

Jared Williams, DFFG Guide


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.

Brian Gilbert DFFG Guide


Brian Gilbert 34 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.    

Amber Seitz DFFG Guide


The river is Amber's favorite place to be in the summer. Whether its whitewater rafting or floating and fishing. She loves sharing her passion with others. Amber was born in Decorah, Iowa where she grew up fly fishing along side her grandpa & uncle. They would go out every chance they got to pursue wild browns, rainbows, and native brook trout  that thrive in NE Iowa's small picturesque streams. Amber spent last summer with us as a part-time guide, and worked full time with a local rafting company. She is a great fit to our team!!

Kory DeKoevend DFFG Guide


Kory is a Colorado native. Growing up in the Rocky Mountains his love for the outdoors came at a early age. From lakes to rivers any chance he had to be on one he took it. During the winter season Kory is a hockey coach and enjoys helping athletes achieve their goals in pursuit of the next level. His love for teaching others and ability to make it fun has molded him into a good coach