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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 born and raised in Livingston, MT. As a teenager he grew up fishing, hunting, and riding dirt bikes but it was ski racing that eventually took him to Vermont. James graduated from Middlebury College with a bachelor’s degree in Chinese language and culture with a minor in Economics. He spent 3 years in China, Taiwan, and SE Asia working in the import/export business and traveling. He also lived in Dallas and San Diego for a couple years before returning to Montana to earn his position as general manager, part-owner, and the outfitter for the Yellowstone Angler (#8969). 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 backyard 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 if you need a restaurant/food recommendation Logan is your guy! When Logan is not on the water he is likely enjoying the outdoors with his wife Leah and son Arlo. He is also is an avid “knuckle dragger” 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.

Justin Todd

Justin grew up in Billings, MT. When he was younger, family trips to the Boulder and Stillwater rivers is where he caught the fishing bug. After college, he moved to Mammoth Lakes, CA in the Eastern Sierras where he operated snowcats at night to make for more time to ski and fish during the day. Justin moved back to his home state of Montana in 2019. He quickly “re-familiarized” himself with his many of his old fishing spots and was eager to discover new spots he may have overlooked as a youth. He now enjoys camping and fishing trips with his girlfriend Sierra and little dog Chewy.

Joe Sherman

Joe was born and raised in the Adirondack mountains of upstate NY where he learned to fly fish. After serving in the US Navy and graduating from college and law school he relocated to the Atlanta area. He spent more than 20 years in corporate America before trading in the office for Big Sky country and moving to Montana to pursue his passion for fly fishing and the outdoors. Joe loves guiding in Yellowstone Park, where he has perfected the art of the “hike and strike,” taking clients to waters seldom seen or fished. When not in the shop or on the water he can be found somewhere outdoors hunting, hiking or skiing.