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.