Brendan grew up in the foothills of the western sierras fishing for anything and everything that swims. His earliest memories go back to salmon fishing with his grandfather over 30 years ago. While in his teens, he taught himself how to cast a fly rod and to fish the rivers and streams he now guides daily. 20+ years later Brendan became the head guide for Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters and loved every minute of it." I really enjoyed my time with TFFO. It was a great learning experience for me. I made friendships there that will last a lifetime!" He recently took the opportunity to partner with longtime friend and fellow guide Jarrod Beer and buy Alpine Fly Fishing.
Whether teaching a first-timer the basics of the cast or a long-time veteran of the sport new techniques, I still get fired up when I see that look on my clients face and that huge smile from ear to ear when the rod is bent. It just never gets old…”
When Brendan is not guiding, he is usually on the water chasing trophy trout and honing his skills all over the eastern sierra and beyond with his guide dogs “Hatch” and “Woody”. His other passion, or addiction, depending upon how you look at it, is saltwater fly fishing. Brendan has fished all over the world chasing all types of saltwater game fish. He hosts an annual trip to Belize for Permit, Bones and Tarpon. “Permit fishing is my all time favorite. When I’m on the flats hunting for big, smart, spooky Permit I’m in heaven! It’s my favorite type of fly fishing for sure. Once you get out and try it, you’ll be hooked!”
In the winter months, Brendan is the West Coast Territory business manager for Stockli skis. There’s a very good chance you’ll see him in the line up on powder days at Kirkwood or Mammoth. If he’s not skiing pow, then he’s probably fishing for Steelhead somewhere on the coastal rivers of the west.
Brendan is consistently booked early and often with return clients so call or email Alpine Fly Fishing Guide Service today and get on the calendar for a guide trip or hosted travel trip to Belize. He will work his hardest to make sure your day on the water is an unforgettable one.