As co-owner and guide for Reel Women Fly Fishing adventures, Jennifer has dedicated her adult life to the education and pursuit of fly fishing across the nations. The philosophy is simple, “fish live in beautiful places, and we need to protect those places for the future generations to enjoy”.
The first time she could walk at the beach, she walked right into the water. From that point in time, it has been part of Jennifer’s life. Enjoying the waters with or with out a rod, just to be around the beautiful natural resource of the ocean, lakes, and rivers is a favorite pastime.
In 1993, knowing that the city life was not in her soul, this New England girl went down the road less traveled and moved out to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The lifestyle of the west fit quite nicely, “work hard, play hard”. As time went on, the “one season” grew into the next season, and soon Jackson Hole was home.
In a family of educators, one learns the importance of education and the appreciation for good teachers. This is why fly fishing became her everyday life. Being around fishing has allowed Jennifer to continue to learn about the global industry of fishing, and the precious resources. It gives her the opportunity to share knowledge and teach others not just about fishing, but about the beautiful places fish live and to educate students of all ages in Mother Nature’s outdoor classroom.
As a full-time Certified Guide and Instructor for Reel Women, in the months June through October, the trout rivers of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming are home. Jennifer hosts Reel Women Adventure trips year round in salt water and fresh water. She has been featured in American Angler Magazine, ESPN, and local publications and is on the guide pro staff for Patagonia, Simms, Clackacraft, Sawyer Oars, Morning Star Lanyards, and Smith. In the colder months you will find her hosting heli-skiing at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge in Alaska.