A Northern Wisconsin company based in Bayfield, WI specializing in guided fly fishing trips for Steelhead, Trout, Bass, and Musky.
Weston Thier -Owner/Guide
Weston Thier was raised on a small sheep farm north of Bayfield, WI, within a few miles of the northernmost point of Wisconsin. From the first time his dad let him cast poppers to bluegills, at age 9 years old, fly fishing has been his one true love. Weston pursued a degree in music from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, after which he headed west with his dog Bleu, the now-famous 95 lb. English Setter, to fulfill his childhood dream of living in Montana. He spent two formative years in Bozeman, working at Montana Troutfitters Fly Shop and slinging coffee for extra fishing money, until deciding to return to Wisconsin in the spring of 2015. Upon his return, Weston found a renewed admiration for his home state, and his easy-going personality and passionate fishiness quickly helped him develop into a respected Midwest guide, assisting anglers pursue the full gamut of species available in the area. After musky/steelhead season is finished and ice encroaches on the rivers and lakes of Northern Wisconsin, Weston spends a portion of each winter living out of a backpack in South America, in the name of creativity and respite before buckling up for another season on the oars.
Ben Lester- Guide
Ben Lester is an Eau Claire, WI native. He has spent his entire life stalking trout around his hometown and the Driftless Region, and in addition to his outdoor pursuits, Ben is a professional musician, playing pedal steel, keyboards, and percussion. He has recorded and toured with some of alternative rock's best artists, including S. Carey, The Tallest Man on Earth, and Sufjan Stevens, among others. Ben's perfectionist approach to music and fly fishing can be seen in his approach to the river, never quite satisfied with walking away from an unfished bend or rising trout. With a lifetime of fly fishing knowledge and a worldly perspective from global music tours, Ben enjoys sharing his passion for the outdoors with people from all walks of life.