Bob is the owner of The Fly Rod Shop in Stowe, VT, which started in 1986, and has over 25 years of experience teaching fly fishing. He is a member of Vermont’s Fish & Wildlife Board, a member of the Board of Directors for Lake Champlain International, a member of the St. Croix Pro Staff, as well as an ambassador for Simms Fishing Products. Bob has guided in Vermont, New York, Canada and the Caribbean. Over the past 20 years, his fly fishing has taken him from the mountains of Montana to the coast of NH.
This is Parker’s 9th year here at The Fly Rod Shop. Parker has grown up in Waterbury just south of Stowe and has lived there his entire life. He has been enjoying the outdoors since he can remember, fishing since he was old enough to hold a rod and has been hunting since he was old enough to shoot a gun. He started to fly fish at the age of 12 and has been doing it ever since.
Spencer developed a passion for the outdoors at a young age which led him to the University of Maine where he majored in Fisheries Biology. After graduating in 2018 Spencer immersed himself in the great outdoors and found his way to Vermont! Spencer has spent plenty of time from the Great Lakes Region targeting Steelhead to the coast of Connecticut chasing Stripers and everything in between. On any given day, you may find Spencer out on the river guiding, on the hardwater running ice fishing trips or helping out in the shop.
Stephanie was born in a small town in New York and came to Vermont after high school to attend Sterling College. With her love of natural history and drive to educate people and protect wildlife habitat and forests, she graduated with a degree in conservation ecology. After graduation, she pursued her outdoors career and stated in Vermont. She spent two years as an AmeriCorps member at the Montpelier Parks Department creating sustainable trails, managing invasive plants and creating a beautiful place for the public to enjoy nature. Currently, she is a teacher’s assistant at the Barre Technical Center helping to educate high school students for the Natural Resources and Sustainability Program. When she is not in the woods teaching about how to protect and conserve our environment, you can find her fishing for trout and walleye!
Tyler is an 8th generation Vermonter and has been plying the rivers and streams of northern Vermont since he was 8 years old. You can usually find Tyler fly or spin fishing for trout or bass. Come November he will be chasing whitetail deer in the big woods. Once the snow is flying and the ice is thick you can Tyler will be out on the hard water fishing for pike and perch.
Matthew was born in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. After high school, he attended Northern Vermont university as an outdoor education major. This is his second year here at the Fly Rod Shop. Matt has been fishing for just about his whole life and is eager to pass on the tradition.
Jake is native to Vermont and has grown up fishing and exploring the woods, streams and ponds around the area. He is currently a student at MMU. He started fly fishing 3 years ago when he attended Trout Unlimited’s Trout Camp and has been chasing fish ever since.
Steve grew up in the green mountains with a rod in his hand year round. Steve works full time as a high school automotive technology instructor. In his free time Steve enjoys fishing the streams ponds or local lakes with his wife and many dogs.