The Reel Deal Anglers
For us, fishing is a way of life. We employ guides that know the waters and are true fishermen. When they aren’t working, they are usually out fishing for fun.
Owner, Reel Deal Anglers JH
Owning Reel Deal Anglers JH, Inc., in Jackson Hole is a dream come true for Rhett. He has been freshwater trout guiding for twenty four years in the Rocky Mountains. He enjoys sharing his passion and knowledge of fishing and the outdoors with all of his clients. His enthusiasm, spirit and expertise are contagious. After spending a day on the river with Rhett, you will realize why his clients return year after year.
Hello, I’m Anthony Jacques. As a child, I learned to trout fish walking up and down the canyons of the Sierra Nevada’s. My Father taught me the patience and skills to sneak up on Golden Trout and try to outsmart them. I have been fly fishing for 23 years, mostly in the Pacific Northwest and have been guiding for 6 years in places like the Shoshone National Forest in Wyoming, the Black Foot River in Montana, and the trout waters of Western North Carolina. I love seeing fish come to the surface smashing a dry fly or fishing a cut bank with a hopper dropper rig. I have tied flies commercially and taught many fly tying classes. I look forward to sharing my experience, my passion, and a laugh or two with you on your fishing trip.
My name is Austin Ballard, I’m 22 years old and fishing has been my passion for as long as i can remember. I was born and raised in Virginia but have spent every summer for the last 14 years fishing all around Wyoming, spending lots of time on the Green River. At eight years old my father took me on my first trip to Wyoming. Our first stop being the Green River and I immediately got hooked.
Throwing dries to rising trout instead of smallmouth was like a whole new sport to me, and I just couldn’t get enough.
Originally from Upstate New York, Josh moved to Jackson 8 years ago. Josh works at 3 Creek Ranch and in his free time guides on the Snake, Green, and New Fork Rivers. He has a true passion for fishing. He is a great teacher and motivator and looks forward to passing along his experience and love of fly fishing. When not guiding, you’ll find Josh on the water, often with his wife Jenny, and two dogs, Timber and Scruggs. Josh’s other interests include music, hunting, snowboarding and travel.
My name is Josh Riddle and I’m 38 years old. I grew up in Northwest Michigan. I have been guiding anglers for 16 years on the flats of Lake Michigan for carp and small mouth and the rivers for trout, king salmon and steelhead. I started fishing out West 10 years ago and have been returning every summer for the day and night time fishing opportunities.
David has lived and worked in Jackson since the 80’s. He started guiding for the Allen brothers while he was in College. He thoroughly enjoys guiding because of the great people he has had the opportunity to meet. He is married with two children. He enjoys hunting birds with his dogs and big game in the Fall and Winter months. David has also spent many years backcountry riding in the many wilderness areas surrounding Jackson.
Donicio “Donny” Gomez was born in Colorado and grew up casting bamboo fly rods. Ever since his first fishing trip more than 30 years ago, he’s been answering the call of big water and big fish. Donny considers the rivers and lakes of western Wyoming his home waters, and he never stops fishing until the big one is in the net. He has been guiding for XX years on waterways of all kinds from the Green River to Costa Rica, and he’s always exploring new places. A trip with Donny is typically part high-adventure, part entomology class, and part stand-up comedy act. Ultimately, however, Donny is best known for treating his clients like family and working hard so that every trip is as fantastic as possible
Austin Nitzen has a passion for fly fishing. He started fishing when he was 3, won his first fly fishing contest when he was 8 (out of 25 men), attended the Sweetwater Guide School when he was 16, became a fly fishing guide in Alaska at 18, and guided in Alaska for 5 years. He is engaging in conversation, has an amazing amount of patience and ability to instruct, ties custom flies to target all species, and has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to fishing, and is an avid outdoorsman. Warning – he can be a practical joker!
Tim Davis grew up in East Tennessee playing in the Smoky Mountains. After graduating from LSU in 2009, he moved west to Jackson Hole for a summer. Ten+ years later he is still here sharing his love for fly fishing. He cut his guiding teeth (and gained a large amount of patience) taking groups of teenagers backpacking and fly fishing in Yellowstone from 2012-2015. He has been guiding full time on the Jackson Hole Region waters since.
Martin has been obsessed with fishing from a very young age. Blessed with a grandfather and dad that love the sport, fishing is truly in his blood. His passion for chasing fish with a fly rod has taken him all over the world, but there is nowhere he’d rather be more than on the Green River when the gray drakes are hatching. He enjoys working with beginners and seeing the “lights turn on” as they learn to cast and catch their first fish. For the experienced angler that wants to fish hard all day long, Martin will not disappoint.
Alex grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and have been guiding in Wyoming for almost ten years, plus a few winters guiding the flats in Belize. Alex loves to fish as much as he can when he’s not guiding and hope to see you on the water!
My name is Sawyer Schafer, I am 26 years old and originally headed west from Colorado. I have been guiding throughout Montana the last four years and spending the off seasons chasing steelhead in Oregon and Washington. I have been guiding the Missoula area rivers and multi day overnight trips on Montana’s Smith River and South fork Flathead in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. I love getting out on the water and sharing the passion of fly fishing with many great people through guiding.
Parker is originally from Atlanta, GA where he spent his early years fly fishing all throughout Western North Carolina and wherever he could wet a line. Currently, Parker is finishing up his degree at the University of Tennessee where he spends every break in classes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park as well as the tailwaters of East TN. He started guiding as well as teaching fly fishing/fly tying class at the age of 17 while working at his local fly shop. Parker spent this past summer guiding in Vail, Colorado on the Eagle and Colorado rivers. He has a passion for teaching people to fly fish and watching them put that first fish in the net as well as fine tuning specific techniques that can help advanced fishermen put more fish in the bag.
Elijah grew up fishing rivers and streams in the Southeast, catching anything that would eat a fly. Since his first visit to the Jackson area at the age of 14, Elijah has dreamed of returning as a guide to share his passion for fly-fishing with all levels of fishermen and women – from beginners to experts. Elijah is beyond excited to make that dream a reality in 2021. When he worked as a guide in Vail, CO, guests raved about his patience and enthusiasm for teaching fly fishing to people of all ages and experience levels. When he is not on the water, Elijah can be found finishing his dual degree in Ecology and Environmental Economics at the University of Georgia, where he is president of the 5 Rivers Fly Fishing Club and an intern for the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust.