Austin is a Colorado native, and we’re quite sure he was
born in a river. He has fished ever since he could walk,
but he was introduced to fly fishing by his cousin at age
8. It quickly became a passion! Knowledgeable beyond
his years and well-spoken, it is a treat to learn how to fly
fish from a young man with this much passion for the
The South Platte River is where Austin learned to fly fish
and the water he calls home. Austin is most excited
about sight fishing to big rainbows or chasing monster
browns on streamers in the fall. When Austin gets a free
day, you can most likely find him around Deckers, in
South Park, or on the Blue, honing his skills where the
big fish are hiding.
Austin always puts his clients wants and needs first and
makes sure they get the full Colorado fly fishing
experience. He gets just as excited about his clients
hooking fish as if he had hooked them himself! He is
extremely patient and enjoys teaching clients sight
fishing and different techniques for catching fish even in
Along with pursuing his passion of fly fishing, Austin is
studying fish and wildlife conservation biology in college.
He willingly shares his knowledge and expertise of
entomology (bug biology) in the river systems and how
to match the hatch in different sections of river.
In the fall and winter you can find him hiding on the side
of a hill in full camouflage calling a variety of game, at
the vice tying the flies he uses for success on the river,
or training for calf roping. (Who knew fly fishing and calf
roping work well with each other!)
A day on the river learning to fly fish with Austin is a fun,
high energy experience that any fisherman is not soon
Many thanks Austin. Great time and definitely look
forward to doing it again sometime.
Nickie and I had the best time with Austin fly fishing
yesterday! Thank you again for your patience and for
teaching us what to do. You were a great guide!
Just a note of thanks for Austin's guiding on Friday. He
is wise way beyond his years and I had a fantastic time.
I'll be sure to call you again and request Austin as my
guide. Best of luck to you and Austin.
Austin making memories on the river.
A little fall fishing for Kokanee with Austin.