Jeff Brazda

Jeff Brazda

Hometown: Tacoma, WA

Home water: Olympic Peninsula (Yakima & Methow Rivers)

Age: 49



At the age of 7 Jeff first learned to tie flies with his grandfather. By 13, he was catching steelhead and salmon with regularity. Jeff pursued a normal life, incessantly fly fishing his way along in the North West until age 35 when he began spey fishing. Jeff soon discovered the fun money was in guiding and promptly quit a lucrative construction job. He has been guiding trout and steelhead for 14 years now between Montana, Alaska and his home state of Washington. Jeff operates a steelhead lodge "The Bogy House" in Forks, Washington on the Olympic Peninsula. He and the crew offer clients to stay with them at the lodge as they live - from fly tying to Tequila shots to steaks on the BBQ and everything in between. It's a closer look at the nomadic lifestyle out on the OP - "The Steelhead Capitol of the World."

Favorite Cheeky Reel? Mojo 425

Favorite fish on the fly? A chrome 20lb steelhead

Drink of choice? Tequila

Favorite fly fishing film? Any film that involves Tarpon fishing

Sausage or Bacon? Damn that's a tough one, BACON

If you could have any meal after a long day, what would it be? Steak and seafood

Favorite Song? Anything hard rock - Ozzy, Aerosmith, etc.

Best fly fishing advice you've ever received? For Steelhead: "Go deeper, change angles before you change a fly." - Grandfather's advice when I was 17