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.
Growing up on the water, fly fishing has been a part of Sam’s life from a young age. Calling Ohio’s ‘Steelhead Alley’ his home waters, Sam chases steelhead through the colder months and spends summers chasing musky, trout, and bass on the fly. After five years sharing his knowledge of tying and fly casting through the Orvis Company, Sam decided to take his expertise to the waterways of Ohio and Pennsylvania to follow his passion of sharing his love of fly fishing with others through guiding. A patient teacher, Sam loves sharing his love for fly fishing with new anglers and experienced fishers alike.
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.
My name is Casey Mannes, I am 26 years old and from western Michigan. I grew up fishing for brown trout and steelhead. I’ve spent the last few years guiding out of Bristol Bay, Alaska. In the off season, I travel around the world fishing New Zealand, and the tropical waters of Australia, Southeast Asia, and Central America. I live for the outdoors and there’s nothing I love more than floating down the river and watching my friends and guests catch fish. Let’s get out there and have some fun on the river!
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!