Annie Waltz Kubica, ( Bogy House Chef )
Annie come to us from Napa California. She first arrived as a fishing guest in 2011 and felt she could give the Bogy House Lodge an upgrade with her cooking skills...As usual she was correct and has helped us bring the Lodge to the top of the list among Steelhead lodges on the west coast. Nick named Big Fish Anmnie for obvious reasons she is as good with a fly pole as a she is a lodge chef.
Aaron O’Leary, a Washington local who has quite the list of guiding accomplishments. Spending four seasons in Alaska has got him a head guide position at a remote camp in the Bristol Bay area. Aaron guides summer steelhead with me on the Columbia River tributaries in the fall and spends the winter and spring chasing chrome steelhead on the OP. He will be joining me for his fourth season guiding on Olympic Peninsula, an absolute master on the spey rod Aaron has been in the seat of a boat since age 15 and has traveled as far as New Zealand in a personal quest for all things trout. Aaron is on the fast track to becoming a world class fishing guide, with the patience of Jobe.
Nate is my duck hunting buddy and also a lifelong fishing guide and co-manager of Bristol Bay Lodge in Alaska, voted best fly fishing lodge in America many years running. Nate is a tireless spey angler and has mad boat skills. He's been obsessed with steelheading since a very young age, when he was toted around in his father's packframe up and down steelhead rivers. A signature tier for Idylwilde, Nate is equally passionate about fly tying and enjoys time at the vise creating new patterns. Utilizing many of his skills Nate provides a lot of the graphics and many of the photos on the website. He is certainly an accomplished Guide and instantly knows his way around any fishing lodge.
A member of the US fly Fishing team has fished in more countries than most of us ever see on a map. His talents far beyond the age of him. Andy is whom we all look up to when we need to know about things like Tenkara or Chek nymphing. On a blow out He often coms away from a day at the vice wiith new creations of worldly afforditude, the next level in tying creativity.. I doubt that theres a species of fish on this planet that he is not versed in, latin or english...Andy attends colledge in Missoula and presently resides in Wall Walla. He is no stranger to the Clearwater or Snake River Steelhead and Chinook.
After more than ten years this is the first guide season that I have not worked with Joe, I will miss him and his constant good humor and fantastic abilities to catch fish. Joe is staying in Twin Bridges where he has taken a real job in the wonderful trout filled state of Montana. We will have to resort to the occasional visit from Big Joe to the wet side of the US , he is now building a family and living the dream of reality...
Another longtime friend with other commitments in life we will see him occcasionally here when the runs beckon him back from life at a real job....