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George Anderson

General Manager & Owner

George is the owner of the Yellowstone Angler here in Livingston, Montana. He started his fly-fishing career in the Catskill Mountains of New York but refined it the Rocky Mountain West while attending the University of Colorado and working summers in West Yellowstone Montana, managing a tackle shop there for the Eagles. After graduating from CU’s business school, George and his wife moved to Livingston Montana where George worked as assist. Manager for Dan Bailey’s for six years before opening The Yellowstone Angler in the fall of 1979. In 1985 the “new” shop was built where it exists today, a half-mile south of Livingston on Highway 89.

Over the years George has written many fly fishing articles that have appeared in Fly Fisherman, Trout, Big Sky Journal, Saltwater Fly Fishing, and several Scientific Anglers publications. In 1989 and 1990 George won top individual honors at the Jackson Hole One-Fly in the only two years he fished in the event, setting records for numbers of trout caught on his own George’s Rubber Legged Brown Stone nymph. In addition, he has appeared as a guest angler on many television fly fishing shows like John Barrett’s “Fly Fishing the World”, and saltwater angling shows like Jose Wejebe’s “Spanish Fly” catching big tarpon in the Florida Keys. With Trevor Gowdy, George was the guest angler for two ESPN shows that were filmed in Cuba’s Jardines de la Reina, flats fishing for bonefish, tarpon and permit.

George’s love of saltwater fly-fishing has led to arranging and hosting saltwater trips each year with friends to various destinations in the Caribbean. George also hosts trout fishing trips each year to Alaska, Argentina, and other world-class destinations. When he’s not fishing he enjoys golf, alpine skiing, scuba diving, bird hunting, and riding bikes.

James Anderson

General Manager & Oufitter (License #8969)

James, or “Jamie”, was lucky enough to be born in Livingston, MT to George and Kathryn Anderson. Never wanting to take things for granted, James has worked hard over the years to eventually earn his position as general manager, part-owner, and the outfitter for the Yellowstone Angler (#8969). James graduated from Middlebury College with a bachelor’s degree in Chinese language and culture. Before returning to the shop full-time, he spent several years working in China and Taiwan in the import/export business.

James has been lucky enough to host fishing trips to Alaska, Mexico, Belize, and Argentina. When James isn’t in the shop or on the water he enjoys spending time with his family.

Logan Brown

Guide Bookings Manager

Logan is our guide booking manager. He was born and raised in Longmont, Colorado. His addiction to fly-fishing started in high school with frequent trips to Rocky Mountain National Park. The St.Vrain River and some high alpine lakes were at the top of his back yard fishing list. In 2005, Logan moved to Montana to pursue a degree in Political Science from MSU in Bozeman. During his four years at MSU Logan traveled all over the state, exploring all the amazing fisheries this state has to offer. If you have a question about a blue ribbon stream or main river Logan will know where to go, when to go, and what to use. However, Good luck getting him to talk about his favorite smaller waters. While attending MSU he took a semester abroad and traveled on a month-long road trip across Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey.

He’s fished for a variety of saltwater and freshwater species and is knowledgeable about both freshwater and saltwater tackle and flies. Logan has been working in professional kitchens for 10 years prior to joining Yellowstone Angler, so you can be sure that you’re streamside lunch on guided float trips will be second to none! In the winter, (which is about the only time you won’t see Logan on the water), he is an avid snowboarder at Bridger Bowl. In addition to being our guide booking manager, Logan is also responsible for the majority of the big fish landed by our shop staff.

Chloe Nostrant

Online Shop and Marketing

Chloe grew up in Bozeman and first picked up a fly rod when she was a junior in high school. What started as s fun pastime quickly grew into a lifestyle. Her background in photography and writing is a perfect match for the fly fishing life and has led her to contribute to different publications both in the outdoor and western industry. Chloe enjoys chasing cutthroat in Yellowstone National Park, sharing the streams with the various wildlife and history that fills the Park. Though she loves fishing for trout in the mountains, she has a soft spot for pursuing muskie in both the US and Canada. When she isn’t fly fishing or working in the shop, she can be found upland hunting with her Gordon Setter, skiing, working on her next piece, or plotting her next Harley ride. You can check out her work at chloenostrant.com

Guy Thomas

Guy was born in Charlottesville Virginia and grew up on a farm where he quickly became addicted to catching bass and chasing ducks in the timber and quail in the fields. His family now calls Nebraska home, where his passion for the outdoors never wavered, and he spent his time at home chasing big game, pheasants, quail, waterfowl and of course trout. He has been fishing and hunting Paradise Valley his entire life, never missing a fishing or hunting season. Some of his earliest memories include trying to catch big browns with a streamer attached to the end of a willow branch floating in a drift boat down the Yellowstone. He is equally as confident going after stripers and bluefish off the coast of Maine and Delaware as he is delicately casting to rising trout on Montana spring creeks and avoiding boulders on the Stillwater. Guy graduated from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in New York with a double major in History and Environmental Studies, with aspirations of going into Environmental Law. When he doesn’t have a fly rod in my hand, he can often be found backpacking with friends, upland bird hunting with his English Cocker Spaniel named Skipper as well as downhill and cross country skiing with his family. Guy also guides for us in the summertime.

Will Dillion

Will grew up on the Outer Banks of North Carolina commercial king mackerel fishing for his dad. During high school he picked up a fly rod and taught himself the basics on the brackish bass ponds near his home. He started working for a deep sea fishing boat in the gulf stream targeting dolphin and wahoo before making the dive to work full time in fly fishing. He guided in Alaska and Wyoming before landing in Montana. Since making Livingston home, he has dedicated his free time to exploring the hidden creeks and trails in Yellowstone National Park.

Tanner Hellickson

Tanner grew up in Des Moines, Iowa where he spent his early years exploring his family’s property in Southern Iowa. He moved to Vermont to attend college at Middlebury where he played soccer and majored in economics. He found a strong fly fishing community and a number of good mentors through college, including Simon Perkins. One summer during college he worked with the Orvis Dog team and spent time exploring the east coast’s famous waters. He fished the Otter, Battenkill, and some of the famous Catskill waters, as well as coastal waters for redfish. He came out to Montana this summer to chase trout and explore the west before settling into his new job in New York City.

Greg Louzan

Greg grew up in Central Maryland between DC and Baltimore. Though not exactly a trout fisherman’s paradise, he was fortunate enough to spend Summers on his great grandparents homestead ranch in the Ruby Valley. After being taught to cast a fly rod by his middle school music teacher and ultimately catching his first trout on a dry fly that summer out of the Ruby; his fate was sealed. In the ensuing years he continued to hone his fishing skills throughout Maryland, educating ocean run stripers in the Chesapeake and picky tailwater browns on the Gunpowder. After a stint at a college in southern Maryland and a summer job in Paradise Valley, he made the not-so-difficult decision to finish his degree at MSU and move to Montana permanently. When not guiding or in the shop, Greg can likely be found fishing the Yellowstone, enjoying a burger at the Mint or catching a show at Pine creek lodge.