Yellowstone Angler Staff
The people who make up the Yellowstone Angler are recognized as some of the most helpful in the business. All expert fishermen, they'd be happy to respond to your questions by phone or via e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org.
George is the general manager and 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 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 his KTM motorcycles in the dirt and his Ducati motorcycles on the street. You can e-mail George at: email@example.com
James, or “Jamie” got lucky in life and was fortunate 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 of arts degree in Chinese. Before returning to the shop fulltime, he spent several years working in China and Taiwan in the import/export business. There was also a time when James worked in Dallas at a Thai restaurant as a chef/janitor and in San Diego, at Barona Casino as a black jack and baccarat dealer. James has been lucky enough to host trips to Alaska, Mexico, Belize, and Argentina. He has written articles and is a published photographer for Fly Fisherman, Fly Rod & Reel, and Outside Bozeman. He has made appearances as a guide on the World Fishing Network and as an extra in A River Runs Through it, (final church scene - the chubby kid in an argyle sweater). Other funny facts - he created a rap song for the FT3 film, Thai One On and a Chinese rap song for the movie The Rules of Attraction. When James isn’t in the shop or on the water he enjoys motorcycling, skiing, and spending time with his family. Please feel free to contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Logan is our guide bookings manager. He was born and raised in Longmont, Colorado. His addiction for 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 travelled 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 Azerbiajan, Georgia, Turkey. He also knows more Australian slang than anyone we know, (which is pretty fair dinkum mate)! He’s fished for a variety of salt water and freswater 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 bookings manager, Logan is also responsible for the majority of the big fish landed by our shop staff. You can e-mail Logan at: email@example.com
JG began fishing as soon as he was able to walk to his backyard pond in King, NC. In his early years he focused on fishing for Bass and Panfish along the foothills of North Carolina. While attending college in Western North Carolina Josh's focused switched to the vast fly fishing opportunities for trout in the local rivers and backcountry streams. Fly fishing quickly became an obsession leading him to skip classes and important obligations to get his next fix. JG followed his passion for the outdoors and fly fishing lifestyle to Missoula in 2014. After quickly becoming overwhelmed with the "city life" in Missoula he began to look for solitude in Southwest Montana. He decided that taking a job working at Yellowstone Angler was a solid upgrade to living the hectic city life of Missoula. JG has quickly become George’s go to shop employee for technical rigging. His vast knowledge of knots and rigging techniques makes him a highly valued member of our shop staff. JG is now in charge of our online orders and helping with day-to-day operations. You can e-mail JG at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Todd started fishing as a kid first in the midwest and in his teen years the high-country of Colorado. He grew up fishing panther martins out of his Dad's lake boat for trout at 8 years old. His passion for fly-fishing and rivers really hit another level when he moved to Gunnison Colorado for college, where he graduated with a degree in experimental psychology. In 2012, he moved to Montana for the skiing and numerous bodies of water that the treasure state has to offer. If Todd isn't on the Stone he's likely on more under the radar streams and rivers, (but you won't hear him “hot spotting” those). He has been lucky enough to fly fish in Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Alaska, Oregon, Washington, and of course Montana. He has a laundry list of places he wants to fish including Iceland, New Zealand, and the British Virgin Islands. Whether you’re buying your first rod, or putting together multiple outfits for a dream trip, Todd will take the time and effort to make sure everything is set up perfectly. Todd is a licensed EMT in Montana and in the winter he is a Professional Ski Patroller at Big Sky. You can e-mail Todd at: email@example.com
Growing up in Southern California, the fishing and camping trips his father took him on as a young kid, (mostly out to the Southern and Eastern Sierras), got Francis hooked on fishing, hunting and being in the outdoors. By the time he got his drivers license he was tracking down big carp in and around Los Angeles County and taking solo weekend trips into the high Sierras to search for native golden trout. Going to college in Northern California, Francis was able to explore and expand on the bodies of water as well as species targeted, including stripers cruising just outside the surf to steelhead making they way up the Russian or Eel river from the Pacific. After getting his degree in International Relations, Francis moved out to Montana to pursue a life filled with mountains, fish and fresh air. If he's not in the shop you’ll find him somewhere out in the backcountry with "Sable," his Large Münsterländer, finding new water to fish. You can e-mail Francis at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chloe started fishing when she was a kid growing up on Lake Erie. She made the switch from bass and perch to trout 10 years ago when her family moved out to Bozeman from Toledo, OH. She is a lifelong outdoors woman, not only fishing but also hunting and skiing. Chloe spent one fall packing mules and tending camp for an elk hunting outfitter south of Big Sky, Montana. Her passion lies deep in the backcountry of Yellowstone where she frequently encounters bears and wolves. In the winter season she teaches skiing at Bridger Bowl as a certified instructor. If given the chance to fish anywhere in the world, her choice would be to go on a trip to Jurassic Lake. Chloe is studying photography at Montana State University. You can see her work at chloenostrantphotography.com. You can e-mail Choloe at: email@example.com.