BioGifford Maytham began his career in the flyfishing industry back in Vermont as a flycasting instructor and guide on the historic Battenkill river. It has taken 13 years, but we finally have coaxed most of the easterner out of him.
Giff does floats on the Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers as well as being one of the Taylor Creek flyshop, Basalt resident experts on fishing the Fryingpan river below and above Ruedi Reservoir. In a past life he guided for Frying Pan River Ranch and for Elk Creek Lodge with Mustang Ted Relihan and Pup Chad Luce on the White river up near Meeker.
Giff competed in the Outdoor Life Network Fly Fishing Masters 2004 Competition. He and his partner Frank Smethurst won the whole shootin match!
Giff lives year round in Basalt with his wife and two boys. His four year old, Chace, has already mastered casting his A3 804 with fifteen feet of line over the fence and into his sandbox.
Having the Fryingpan river in your backyard allows the boys to get an early start on their flyfishing careers. I can't wait until he is old enough to row.
I really find that in a competition, the need for a versatile rod is crucial and the Scott S4 fleet has all the power and finesse wrapped up in to one.
Then there was this time on the bow of my favorite Keys guide skiff in the Marquesas looking for the wily Permit. I hear Tarpon two o'clock cast now!
Knowing that I had a STS 10 weight loaded and ready with a crab really made no difference as I placed the fly feet from the 100lb plus
fish and watched the bucket inhale Mr.Crab. Now that's fun stuff! I fought that fish well into the 30 minute mark beating her down and never feeling as if I was under gunned.
Whether I'm fishing the East coast, the Great Lakes, the Golden Triangle of the Rocky Mountains or the tropics, the Scott rod quiver will always be there.