Ryan was born in Montana. He has had the opportunity to hunt and fished all around the state. His love for the outdoors has kept him with jobs that were outside. Ryan started working on ranches during most of the year, then guiding hunters in the mountains for elk and mule deer. While working with horses Ryan learned that he had a love for teaching. Which has transferred over to his guiding, and it definitely is his favorite part of the job.
Fishing has been in Ryan's blood since about the time he could walk. His grandpa Ed would take him fishing any chance he could. Around the age of 8 a fly rod was put in his hands. It didn't take long for fly fishing to consume his life. Most afternoons Ryan would get off the school bus and instead of going home. He would walk to the local fly shop and hang out, ask questions, tie flies for shop. Ryan's mom would take him fishing all around western Montana every weekend, till he had a drivers license and could drive to the rivers himself.
Hunting has been a long time tradition in his family. Ryan used to go along with his Dad and Grandpa packing a plastic rifle that shot rubber darts. After the age of 12 Ryan has been in the woods hunting every fall. Calling animals started at 13-14 years old. Started with calling Coyotes then Elk, Deer, even Squirrels. Waterfowl soon took a hold. Ryan's love for calling and watching the birds commit to the decoys exploded.
Guiding fishing for Ryan started on the famed Missouri River out of Craig, Mt. Chasing large powerful Rainbow trout and beautiful Brown trout. He then moved to the Bighorn and has made his year round home in the Bighorn Valley. Allowing him year round fishing and top notch waterfowl hunting in the fall/winter.
He and Sarah enjoy getting outdoors with their 3 hunting dogs (Bear, Cowboy, Bud). In the summer Ryan's daughter Sheridan spends time with them in the Valley as well. They too love the outdoor experience and get out to hunt and fish whenever they can.