Meet Our Guides

Get acquainted with our fly fishing guides and learn why our guides are some of the best in the industry. With many years of combined experience we're sure you'll have a blast out on the water with them!


Jay Hayes

Jay grew up in the Midwest fishing for anything in the water. As an adult he became a serious bass fisherman. He has floated and fished most of the Ozark's rivers and lakes. He started fly fishing in 1990 and moved to CO in 1997. While living in the Colorado Springs area, he began guiding for the Broadmoor Hotel and Royal Gorge Anglers on the Arkansas River. Since 2010, he has living in Golden and has fished and guided on Clear Creek and many other area streams. Jay loves fly fishing and is passionate about teaching people how to enjoy this challenging but rewarding pastime. If you have experience, he can help you refine your skills. If you are new to fly fishing, Jay can help you build on the fundamentals so that you can follow your fly fishing passion. Either way, you're sure to have a lot of fun chasing fishing with Jay!

nick souder

From the flats and deep water of central Florida to the mountain streams of Colorado, Nick Souder has over 25 years of fishing and guiding experience. He is an avid fly tier and spends over 250 days a year on the water. Whether you are a beginner who needs a patient teacher with a background in education or an experienced fisherman looking to hone your skills, or learn a new technique on the water, Nick’s fun, energetic, and educational guiding style will suit any individual or group’s needs.

j.j. Kelly

J.J. is a Colorado native who has more than 8 years of experience fly fishing the picturesque rivers and creeks throughout Colorado and the West. After high school he moved to Silverthorne, CO to focus on his passion for fly fishing. With the Blue River in his backyard, the Colorado, Eagle, Yampa, Frying Pan, Roaring Fork, South Platte Rivers, and the endless high alpine lakes surrounding he was able to learn the tricks and techniques required to be successful on Colorado's difficult waters. J.J. has a huge passion for sharing his knowledge and experience with anglers. He can recognize the client's goals for the day on the water, whether they're just starting off fly fishing or are an avid experienced angler, and help them raise their angling to the next level! 

Stephen galambos

Stephen is a CO Native who has a serious passion for fly fishing. Whether it’s chasing warm water fish that live in urban environments, to hiking miles to find remote wilderness where the trout haven’t seen much pressure, he's there. Everyone knows that there is nothing much better than the time spent outside, but having a fly rod in hand for a few hours can only heightened the experience when you’re out on the water with Stephen. He has lived in the Golden area his whole life and has spent countless hours exploring the Front Range watersheds along with many other renowned fisheries around the state. Anything from a standard dry fly rig or nymph fishing rig, Stephen has the experience and knowledge on how to teach anyone to effectively use these techniques with success. Fly fishing and more importantly guiding is a true calling and passion in Stephens’s life.