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.
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
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 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.
I’m Will Scheland from Bentonville, Arkansas. I have grown up with a love for fishing. I have always loved every kind of fishing but didn’t really gain a love for fly fishing until about 6 years ago. I now spend any free time I have out in the water trying to catch and species I can on the fly rod. I go to Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. I love catching rising trout on dry flies just as much as redfish on crab streamers. I have a great love for the fish and water that they live in and I am excited to share my passion of fly fishing through guiding.