Sam Korhel was been born and raised on the rivers around Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He has spent his summers with family and friends on the South Fork River in Idaho since before he could walk. Sam has been guiding for 18 years and is one of the fishiest dudes in the biz. He resides in Thermopolis, WY. with his wife Jessica and daughter Autumn. He hunts anything he can for food and loves the Philadelphia Eagles, chest packs, Pina Coloda's and getting caught in the rain. You can usually find Sam around town raising money for charities, judging pageants, announcing demo derby's and pig wrestling. He should always be Citizen of the Year as well as Mayor.
Alyssa Halls has been guiding on the Big Horn since 2014. Hailing from Oregon, Alyssa has traveled all over the country and the world with her husband Neil in pursuit of fish, food, and adventure. An avid fly tier, she ties all her own flies for guiding. She thrives on helping anglers experience the best of this river and loves sharing the joy and excitement of fly fishing with those new to the sport.
Neil Strickland has been guiding fly fishermen for 20 years. He guided the Big Horn River out of Fort Smith, Montana, ran a Steelhead outfit on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington, and now runs Owl Creek Flies in Thermopolis with his wife Alyssa. He guides full time, year round in and around Thermopolis. When he's not guiding, he spends his time filling fly orders, dreaming about Saltwater destinations, and fishing throughout the Rocky Mountain West and beyond.
Chris Ryan is a local boy from Thermopolis and has spent his entire life hunting and fishing. He guided in the Wind River Canyon and knows the Bighorn River like the back of his hand. Chris likes to tie his own flies for his clients and loves getting new people introduced to the sport of fly fishing. He grows a badass mullet and loves chips. Chris runs his own guiding business on the side and is often looking for ways to help others.