A West coast Washington native, Derek has been with the Reel Action Team for three years, having met Paul Jacob in Alaska the summer of 2005.  A talented angler since his youth, Derek is a passionate, dedicated and knowledgeable guide who has a great personality and witty sense of humor.  Spending a day with Derek on the water is guaranteed fun, no matter what the conditions.  Derek is also an excellent fly tier and while he has been guiding for Reel Action, has developed many innovative and effective Steelhead flies for the Great Lakes.  A camera enthusiast, Derek also enjoys photography and will take some great pictures during his trips.  

While his Spring and Fall Seasons are occupied guiding for Reel Action, Derek guides in Alaska during the summer months specializing in King and Silver Salmon on the Fly.  In his spare time while he is not guiding, Derek fishes for himself, often spending weeks, if not a month on end traveling and fishing abroad.  You can follow his international travels on his blog called Global Fisherman

Experience:  Oregon/Washington, British Columbia, Alaska, Great Lakes, Thailand, India and South America








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