Hometown: Craig, CO
Home water: Yampa River
As the Director of Fly Fishing, Outfitting and Properties at the Flyfisher Group in Denver, a typical year for Cody looks like this: 120 days guiding, 80 days stream restoration/habitat management, a little consulting and the remainder personal fishing, product testing and filming. Currently, Cody and the Flyfisher Group have teamed up with Beattie Outdoors and Lateral Line Media to compile a, "library of short films, showcasing some pretty amazing stuff."
If you are looking to improve you hook-ups or unlock the biological puzzles in fly fishing, Cody can help. In addition to being a Colorado native and third generation fly fisherman, he is also a Federation of Flyfishers Certified Casting Instructor and has a two degrees, one in Fisheries Biology and the other in Wildlife Biology.
A family man and visionary who has dedicated himself to furthering the sport, Cody’s passion for fly fishing has taken him from the Alaskan Tundra to the flats of Belize, and whether it is fly fishing or backcountry hunting he always looking for the next adventure. Cody has a loving wife, toddler daughter and two black labs.
Favorite Cheeky Reel: Ambush 375. Perfect size, lightweight and compact, and the drag can handle some surprisingly large and strong fish, fresh and salt
Favorite fish on the fly? Tarpon. Poling the “dance hall” west of Ambergris Caye in Belize for tarpon is as good as it gets for me. Knee deep water where residents from 20-70lbs are found year round and willing to eat daily
Drink of choice? Crown. Neat or on the rocks, but with ginger is at the top of the list
What’s your go to fly? A special recipe of a sparkle caddis pupae is my go to nymph. If you run into me on the water I will be more than happy to share a couple with you. When fishing meat, it is without a doubt the sculpzilla.
Strip-set or hook-set? Strip
What’s for dinner? Elk steak and baked potato
Top three hobbies? Fly Fishing, Back Country Hunting, Golf
Best fly fishing advice you’ve ever received? You will never master fly fishing, you will only participate