Clean Angling Ambassadors

We work with some exceptional people in the angling community to help spread the Inspect, Clean and Dry message. The Clean Angling Ambassadors are unique and interesting folks from the angling trade world of guiding, conservation, literature, photography, media, education and recreation that support our mission. These talented and inspirational people are ambassadors because the issue of invasive species is important to them.

How Do Clean Angling Ambassadors Help

Clean Angling Ambassadors look for natural opportunities to include messages about clean angling into their existing efforts. This is not about creating new programs but, simply adding a few words about cleaning to what you are already doing. Ambassadors teach anglers that it is important to clean their gear to reduce the spread of invasive species.

Featured Clean Angling Ambassadors

Check back with us regularly as we feature a new Ambassadors. See who is helping spread the word on cleaning!

Brant Oswald


Brant's Bio: "Brant was given his first fly rod at age 10, and he spent most of his teens exploring small streams or dragging a Woolly Worm behind a float tube on southern Idaho's desert reservoirs. His college career included two degrees in linguistics from the University of Oregon, but he left academia in 1983 to become director of Orvis' fishing school program in California. Brant has worked in nearly every segment of the fly fishing industry--as a commercial fly tier, fishing school instructor/director, fishing travel consultant, fly shop manager, casting instructor, and now as a guide and outfitter in Livingston, Montana."

Brant's web site

Macauley Lord


Macauley's Bio: "Macauley lives in Maine and has been a professional fly-fishing educator since 1986. He is the author of the L.L. Bean Fly-Casting Handbook (Lyons Press, 2007) and has trained thousands of fly-fishers over the years. He is also a hospital and prison chaplain. In recognition of his mentoring of fly casting instructors around the country, he was given the Federation of Fly Fishers' Lifetime Achievement Award in Casting Instruction in 2011. His great fishing passion is floating rivers of the western hemisphere in his kickboat for both trout and bass."

April Vokey


April's Bio: "April Vokey lives in British Columbia and is an avid angler and steelhead, salmon and trout guide. She was born with an unexplainable passion for fishing. As a young girl she coaxed her father into going fishing and by the age of sixteen, when she was old enough to drive, she was devoting all of her free time to her local rivers. She is passionate about Spey casting to wild steelhead, the environment and tying Salmon/Steelhead flies. She takes pride in being an eternal student of fly-fishing and an active conservationist."

April's web site

Bryan Huskey


Bryan's Bio: "Growing up exploring the rivers of Oregon, Bryan Huskey came to Boise in 2000 and realized he had found his paradise. After a decade of holding fly rods and cameras, his passion for living and playing in the mountain west inevitably become his career. As a film maker, fishing guide and photographer, he lives his dream handling media and marketing for Silver Creek Outfitters of Sun Valley Idaho."

Bryan's web site

Cathy and Barry Beck


About the Becks: "Barry and Cathy live in the cabin they built 30 years ago in northeastern Pennsylvania. They have spent their lives in the fly fishing industry. Their books include Fly Waters Near & Far, Blue Ribbon Guide to PA Trout Streams, Cathy Beck's Fly Fishing Handbook, Seasons of the Bighorn, Fly Fishing the Flats, Outdoor Photographers Handbook and Cathy's casting video, From First Cast to Double Haul."

Cathy and Barry's web site

Molly Semenik


About Molly: "Molly's passion for fly fishing has been lifelong. Sharing the world of fly fishing is her mission. She began her own guide and outfitting company Tie The Knot Fly Fishing in 2001. Her home waters include Montana's Yellowstone River and surrounding spring creeks and lakes. Through guiding and instructing, Molly not only shares the fundamentals of fly fishing but, purposely incorporates, the history, ecology, philosophy and the art of fly fishing."

Molly's web site

Teeg Stouffer


Teeg's Bio: "Teeg Stouffer is Executive Director of the organization Recycled Fish. Teeg is a life-long angler, truly passionate about the sport of fishing and the environment on the whole. I came from a fishing family, both on my mom's side and my dad's side. We grew up fishing, I had a rod in my hand at age three, and I don't think I ever put it down."

Teeg's web site

Dave Kumlien


About Dave: "Dave Kumlien is a 35 year Montana fly fishing outfitter and currently the director of Trout Unlimited's Aquatic Invasive Species program. Long active in outfitter and conservation issues, Dave was a founding director and the first President of the Fishing Outfitters Association of Montana. In response to the discovery of whirling disease in Montana's Madison River in 1994, Dave helped found the Whirling Disease Foundation. Dave was a recipient of the prestigious Outdoor Life Magazine Conservation Award recognizing his trout conservation work and the accomplishments of the Whirling Disease Foundation."

Dave's web site

Become an Ambassador

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