Paul Jacob was born to fish.  From an early age, Paul knew he was hooked, often skipping school because it interfered with his fishing the fall salmon run or spring steelhead season.  Riding his bike, and later, driving his car, Paul lived for his next fishing adventure – what new stream was he going to learn, what new peculiarity of the fish would he find?  It is no wonder then, that some years and thousands of stream hours later, Paul found himself the Owner/Operator of Reel Action Fly Fishing (founded 2001), along with partner Steven Olufsen.  Guiding for steelhead and brown trout in the tributaries of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, Paul knows these waters intimately, having spent the better part of fifteen years learning them inside and out.  Paul also guides full time in Alaska during the summer months, pursuing everything from monstrous rainbow trout to King salmon on the fly.  Alaska is a special place for Paul, as he enjoys the rugged, breathtaking terrain and the incredible diversity of fish and wildlife.  Most recently, Paul has traveled to Andros Island in the Bahamas where he has spent untold hours fishing and researching the best fishing lodges and independent guides.  An incredible system, Paul has found in the saltwaters surrounding Andros a new fishing playground.    

A driven, passionate and knowledgeable guide, Paul is also an FFF Certified Fly Casting Instructor, accredited through the L.L. Bean Fly Fishing School.  Spending a day with Paul on the water, there is no question as to his obvious love and enthusiasm for the sport, and in fact, clients often find themselves ending the day a more able, educated angler than when they began. 
Experience:  Great Lakes, Alaska, Bahamas, Michigan Carp

















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