Social Time 6:30 pm with Soft Drinks and Snacks
Meeting Time: 7:00pm
Speaker: Matt McCannel
Head fishing guide for RIGS Fly Shop
Matt McCannel has been leading newcomers and experienced anglers alike on successful trips for more than a decade. Since 2005, he’s been guiding for RIGS full-time, passionately making his clients better anglers. Matt takes a unique, out-of-the-box approach to fly fishing and instruction, with an emphasis technical tailwater trout. Intimately familiar with the waters of Western Colorado, Matt guides in the Gold Medal waters of the Gunnison Gorge and on the Uncompahgre River tailwater “Paco” where he’s helped clients successfully catch Browns up to 19.4 lbs. He’s been known to carry a ladder with him on his Sight Fishing Trips, so he’s always got an eye on Browns hiding in even the deepest holes. Above all, his focus is on giving you the most enjoyable experience, and getting his clients into the biggest fish — period. His unique ability to teach and explain even the most intricate details is the key to the success of his clients, and has made him one of the most sought-after guides in the nation.
Matt is an Ambassador/Pro Team member for several of the industries best companies like SAGE, Simms, FishPond, Costa, Scientific Anglers and is also a contract fly designer for Umpqua Feather Merchants.
His mantra? “Go slow and be patient.”
Matt makes his home in Ridgeway, Colorado
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