Meet Our Guides

Fish the Fly LLC employs the best collection of fly fishing guides in Jackson Hole. In addition to the intangibles all good guides posess, all of our guides have extensive fly fishing and boating skills, an out-going personality, and an amazing amount of patience. Fish the Fly LLC is a licensed fishing outfitter for the Bridger-Teton National Forest.

Jason Balogh
  • Head Fishing Guide
  • Memphis, TN

Jason "JB" Balogh

JB hails from Memphis, TN, but his first fishing experiences were with his grandfather on the lakes of Northern Minnesota catching Bass, Blue Gills, Crappie, and Pike. He studied Physics at Sewanee and Civil Engineering at Washington University and chose to follow his passion for fly fishing instead of sitting in an office. JB has lived in Jackson Hole for 13 years and been guiding the region's rivers for the past nine. His fly fishing passion has taken him all over the world to chase different species including Bonefish, Permit, and Tarpon. Recently, JB ran the Fishing program at the famed Crescent H Ranch, and when it closed to commercial operations, he purchased their permits and started a guide service to complement his travel business. There is no place that JB would rather be than on the water!

Tim Smith
  • Fishing Guide
  • TN/TX

Tim Smith

Tim spent his childhood in both Tennessee and Texas chasing fish wherever he could. After graduating from the University of Memphis, his love for fly fishing brought him to Jackson Hole where he has lived for the past nine years. He managed a local fly shop before his desire to spend as much time on the water as possible became too much to bear and he became a full-time guide four years ago. In his free time you'll find him researching local fishing holes or tying flies. Tim's enthusiasm is contagious and his clients always come back for more!

Taylor Upton
  • Fishing Guide
  • GA

Taylor Upton

Taylor grew up in North Georgia spending most of his time fishing for Large Mouth Bass, Perch, and delicious Catfish. In high school, his father took him fly fishing for Cutthroat trout on the Snake River in Jackson and he was hooked! Taylor quickly moved to Jackson Hole to live his dreams and has spent all his free time on the area's waters ever since. Taylor worked in a local fly shop for four years before pursuing the guiding life. When he's not on the river fishing, he's on the river chasing ducks with his dog Paco.

Will Pierce
  • Fishing Guide
  • Baton Rouge, LA

Will Pierce

Will was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he grew up fishing for bass and brim with his father and grandfather. When he was eleven he moved to North Georgia and it was there that he acquired a passion for fly fishing. At the age of 19 he moved to Wyoming to pursue the fly fishing dream and he has never looked back. Although Will is an avid fly fisherman in the summer, come fall time you can find him and his dog quacking on a duck blind or floating the river casting and blasting!

Josh Hanna
  • Fishing Guide
  • PA

Josh Hanna

Josh was born and raised in the great fly fishing state of Pennsylvania where he started fishing at age 11. Since then fly fishing has become a life long pursuit. His journey has taken him to 12 states and British Columbia, but the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is where he calls home. Josh has a wealth of knowledge of the region and it's world class rivers. Josh has an intuitive and adaptive approach to fly fishing and his disposition as a guide is easy going yet persistent. He possesses an innate ability to interpret the environment that surrounds you which adds to every trip. Josh is a Backcountry Specialist and is licensed on the South Fork of the Snake River in Idaho.

Baker Mann
  • Fishing Guide
  • Newnan, GA

Baker Mann

Baker grew up in Newnan, GA and developed a passion for fishing at an early age, while fishing the ponds in his backyard. He was able to enjoy many of his outdoor passions at Sewanee University, and after graduating he moved to Jackson Hole shortly to chase his skiing and fly fishing dreams. Baker is trained as a certified wilderness first responder and spends countless hours on the rivers and streams of Western Wyoming and Eastern Idaho in his off time.