Mark Lance

Who introduced you to fly fishing?

My father

Can you tell us a little about your home waters and the fish you pursue there?

Large variety of Rocky Mountain waters, from tiny streams and beaver ponds, to high gradient freestone streams, to brawling rivers. You want a quiver of fine rods, a drift boat, a light raft, and a good pair of hiking boots.

What's the height of the season for you? What time of year is your personal favorite?

March thru November.

What are your favorite travel destinations? What's on the bucket list?

Argentina, Bahamas, Alaska, BC, Montana. Bucket list = Iceland.

What you like most about Thomas and Thomas rods? Which rods do you fish?

Craftsmanship, artistic beauty and tradition. Finest materials. Conservative classy look. DNA 1266, DNA 1195, FR 804..... I need to build the collection.

What's your current go-to fly?

Yikes, too many to count.

Other than fly tackle, what piece of gear do you find indispensable?

Bombproof rain gear. Polarized sun glasses.

From the angler’s point of view, what do you see as the main value of going on a guided trip?

Knowledge of local conditions, access, hatches, fish behavior.

What can new fisherman expect to get out of a guided trip? My favorite thing to teach a client is ...

The cast, reading the water, enjoying the environment/location, and finally catching a fish.

What's your ideal lunch when on the water? What do you actually pack?

Sandwiches, and my wife's pasta salad.

What fly fishing blogs/magazines do you read regularly?

The Flyfish Journal, The Drake, NW Fly Fiishing, SW Flyfishing, Fly Dreamers, Fiberglass Manifesto, Catch, Hatch, Deneki Outdoors

When I'm not fishing you'll find me:

On a bicycle, taking photographs, mowing the lawn,

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Colorado USA

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