Western Idaho Fly Fishing Expo
 
14th Annual

 Boise Valley Fly Fishers, Inc Present


PROGRAMS


 Programs Co-Chair

Bert Williams
 Programs Co-Chair

Erik Moncada

Guest Speaker

Jeff Putnam

Guest Speaker

Kara Tripp

Guest Speaker

Phil Rowley




At eleven years of age Jeff Putnam traded in his spinning rod for his first fly fishing outfit and started fishing many trout-filled streams in the Sierra Mountains. It was not long before fishing challenging gin-clear spring creeks, emerald green coastal steelhead rivers and fertile lakes all over the Western U.S. that Jeff realized fly fishing was more than just a sport. Jeff began fly tying commercially at 13 and started guiding fly fishermen on Northern California's waters as early as age 16. He is a F.F.F. Certified Casting Instructor; both CI. and THCI and was the 5th individual  to complete and pass the double handed certification test.

Jeff has worked many positions in the industry including retail fly shop sales, manufactures rep, fly fishing guide for 17 years throughout California, Montana and Colorado. Jeff has also been fortunate to have traveled to some top fly fishing destinations around the world in search of the ultimate fly fishing experience including the Dean River for monster steelhead, Tsiu River in Alaska, tropics of Belize for tarpon and Christmas Island for bonefish.

Jeff directs and hosts his self-titled series of instructional fly fishing videos DVD’s, including the first 3D Blu-ray fly fishing video. He provides seminars and presentations for fly fishing expos, fly fishing clubs, fly shops, fly fishing manufacturers and corporate groups. Jeff consults with many fly fishing equipment manufactures as a field tester and prostaff member.  He runs one of the largest Northern California fly fishing schools and assists individuals and groups on fly fishing travel and outfitting. Jeff enjoys fishing local waters for any fish species he can catch on a fly rod and possesses a true angling passion for steelhead on a spey rod, matching the hatch for spring creek trout and searching the saltwater flats.

JPFlyFishing.com


Kara Tripp was born and raised in Northwest Montana, fishing for trout on some of the most fabled stretches of water in the US.  Her passion as an angler carried her through college at Montana State University.  After graduation she began looking for a job following her dreams and she was hired by The Fly Shop in Redding, Calif., in 2009.  She landed her first steelhead on the swing very shortly thereafter, and became addicted to the tight line tug of the anadromous rainbows.  Steelhead started where the rainbows and cutthroat of Montana left off.

Kara is committed to being a full timer in the fly fishing industry.  She has signed on to lead and instruct women attending Montana Women’s Fly Fishing Schools.  Using her years of experience managing the Outfitters Department and Casting Schools for The Fly Shop as well as many years of the highly acclaimed Fish Camp program.

When not teaching and sharing her passion with others, she’s designing for Damsel Fly Fishing, a women’s fly fishing accessory brand she co-founded with her sister.  Her designs take bland fly fishing accessories and add a feminine twist.

In between, she hosts trips to Belize in search of the “silver king”, can be followed to the Far East in pursuit of carnivorous mouse eating trout that call the rivers of the Kamchatka Peninsula home, or on the rivers of the Pacific Northwest chasing steelhead.

DamselFlyFishing.com

Phil Rowley has been fly fishing for over 30 years. His love of fly fishing has taken him across North America pursuing trout, Atlantic and Pacific salmon, char, pike, walleye and numerous other species on the fly. But Phil is probably best known for his stillwater exploits.  A former commercial fly tyer, Phil has written for almost every major fly fishing publication in North America. He has authored three books and numerous feature articles and has been the fly tying columnist for BC Outdoors Magazine for over ten years.  Phil’s first book Fly Patterns for Stillwaters is a best seller.

In 2014, Phil was the proud recipient of a Life Time Achievement Award from Fly Tyer magazine. Most recently, Phil was honored to receive the 2017 Jean Guy Cote award for his contribution to Canadian fly tying.  In addition to his writing, Phil has five instructional DVD’s

In 2007, Phil was a member of the gold medal winning team at the Canadian Fly Fishing championships. 

When he isn’t on the water, Phil travels North America performing at outdoor shows, providing seminars, speaking to fly clubs, conducting fly-fishing schools and fly tying clinics. Phil also provides instructional stillwater guiding on the lakes located a short distance from his Edmonton area home.  Phil has appeared on a number of TV shows including, BC Outdoors Sports Fishing,  Sports Fishing Adventures, The New Fly Fisher, Sport Fishing B.C., Fishing Alberta, Let’s Go Outdoors, and Fishing with Shelly and Courtney. Make a point of visiting or following Phil on-line or through his social media channels, You Tube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

www.flycraftangling.com

www.stillwaterflyfishingstore.com

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