The local experts & seasoned professionals who can help you with everything from navigating a remote river in the southwest, to hunting big game in the Yukon.
Brown Folks Fishing
Brown Folks Fishing is a community-based organization that is by and for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) anglers. They cultivate community for BIPOC in fishing and its industry. BFF is a space to build together and a movement to expand access, and work through storytelling, grassroots organizing, events, and community-building.
Learn more at brownfolksfishing.com.
WHITE SALMON, WA
“If you’re interested in getting into overlanding or just want to enhance your current motorcycling skills, I highly recommend taking a formal riding lesson. I am the owner and operator of Radius Offroad based in White Salmon, Washington. I teach off-road motorcycle riding lessons for all ages and bike sizes in the Pacific Northwest. As a USMCA certified riding instructor, my goal is to help people ride safe and smart while building skills to enhance your riding adventures.” — Rory Sullivan, Owner
Learn more at radiusoffroad.com.
Arctic Wild is a wilderness guiding company based in Fairbanks, Alaska. They specialize in 1 to 3 week, fully guided and outfitted adventures with professional guides who can take you to the most remote, beautiful, and wildlife rich areas across the state.
Learn more at arcticwild.com.
TROUT BUM 2
Park City, Utah
Trout Bum 2 Fly Shop in Park City, UT hosts some of the most professional guides in the Wasatch Range. Explore all of the pristine, blue-ribbon trout waters Utah has to offer, from the Green to the Provo and everywhere in between.
Learn more at troutbum2.com.
NORTH CASCADES HELI
With 300,000 acres of terrain on their doorstep, you could easily spend a lifetime exploring the North Cascades—referred to as the “American Alps”—and never ski the same line twice. Based in Mazama, Washington, NCH offers world-class heli-skiing at affordable prices, as well as yurt trips.
Reserve your spot at reservations.heli-ski.com.
WESTERN RIVER EXPEDITIONS
A bit out of season this time of year, but it never hurts to plan ahead. Western River Expeditions is a premier outfitter in Southern Utah offering multi-day rafting experiences on the Colorado, Green, Snake, and Salmon River—as well as Costa Rica. For your next rafting trip, give them a call.
Learn more at westernriver.com.
There are many fishing guides and fishing guide services throughout the world—but there is only one Walleye Dan. Located in Brainerd, Minnesota, Dan’s the local expert for ice fishing to open water.
Learn more at walleyedan.com.
RED’S FLY SHOP
A great selection of fly-fishing gear, as well as offering fishing and upland hunting trips in eastern Washington state.
Learn more at redsflyshop.com.
Washington & Alaska
Washington state is considered a mecca of salmon and steelhead fishing, with nearly a dozen world-class fisheries just a few hour’s drive. Lael Johnson (a.k.a. Fly Gyde) provides trips in the Olympic National Park on the Queets River with an exclusive access permit. With several 20lb+ fish hooked each year.
Learn more at flygyde.com.
Fly Box & Co.
Grand Marais, Minnesota
With more than 1,000 lakes and a dozen rivers and streams, the “North Shore” in Minnesota has a trophy-sized reputation as a world-class angling destination. Scott Sorensen, the owner of Fly Box & Co., has been fishing these waters for over 15 years. As one of Grand Marais’s premier outfitters and guide services, they offer local expertise and quality products year-round for fly fishing and outdoor recreation. Next time you’re passing through, stop by the store—made entirely from shipping containers—at 14 1st Ave W, Grand Marais.
Learn more at flyboxmn.com.
Ruggs Ranch is one of those “hidden jewels” in the hunting industry. Located in central Oregon with over 100,000 acres of private land, they offer both upland and big game hunting, with access to one of the largest resident elk herds in the region.
Learn more at huntruggs.com.
Big Guns Waterfowl Outfitters
Bill Saunders is a legendary caller and one of the best guides in the business—you will definitely “get on some birds” with him calling them in.
Learn more at billsaunderscalls.com.
Chuck Ragan Fly Fishing
Grass Valley, California
Chuck is one of the friendliest, most capable fly guides you’ll ever meet. Focusing on Sacramento Valley Rivers, he’s just as eager to put people on a fish as he is to catch them himself.
Learn more at crflyfishing.com.
These guys and gals service some of the most highly-rated angling spots in the country—whether it’s wading the famous Railroad Ranch of the Henry’s Fork, fishing the adrenaline pumping white water of the Teton Canyon, casting Salmonflies on the South Fork, or floating below the mighty Grand Teton on the Snake River.
Learn more at worldcastanglers.com.
Piragis Northwoods Company
Paddling the Boundary Waters is an experience like no other. In conjunction with Quetico Provincial Park in Canada, this beautiful area is home to over 2,000 lakes connected by rivers and portages that are only accessible to paddlers. It is still one of the most pristine places you can travel and camp and is one of the few places on earth where you can find water pure enough for drinking in the wild.
Learn more at piragis.com.