Pat Weiss

Pat grew up in East Hickory, in northwestern Pennsylvania, and currently resides with his wife, Karen, in Centre Hall near the Keystone State’s wild trout havens of Penns, Fishing and Spring Creeks. He graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in Environmental Resource Management with an emphasis on midge fishing at Fisherman’s Paradise. Pat is entering his fourth year of competitive fly-fishing and is addicted to the challenges it provides.

Cody Burgdorff

Cody started his fishing journey with the pursuit of pan fish in local lakes, using a fly rod and some basic flies.  At the age of six, he caught and released his first trout on the Big Thompson River.  Wading in the rivers, stalking the lake shores, or floating in a belly boat, Cody loves to fish. He has been guiding for Front Range Anglers in Boulder, Colorado since 2008.  He is a previous member of the US Youth Fly Fishing Team since 2009 and a current member of the Pro Fly Angling Tour.  Some of Cody’s accomplishments are a 7th place finish in the 2009 US Men’s National Fly Fishing Competition , a 2nd place finish at the US Youth Nationals , held in State College, PA.  At the Youth World Championships in 2012, Cody earned 6th place individually as well as 2nd place overall with the US Team. Most recently in the Pro Fly Angling Tour, Cody took 3rd place individually at the Colorado regional, and took 1st place at the Pro Fly Angling Tour Championship.

Josh Miller

Born and raised in Pittsburgh Pa, Josh attended his first Tying class at the age of 10. He grew up fishing the cold streams of Pennsylvania, but now loves fishing the mountains coast to coast. Josh enjoys teaching fly tying classes and techniques at local fly shops or on the water.
He started competing a few years ago, and is a member of Team Freestone.

Carl Nixon

Age 36, fished since the Age of 11, tied flies since 1998. Fished rivers, loch style and small waters across the UK, Won several Regional heats and national qualifiers and Represented England successfully at Lochstyle International Level. Regarded by some as one of the top competition pattern fly tier’s in the UK.

Patrick Clark

Patrick was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pa. He grew up fishing in the mountains of Central Pa and later the steelhead runs of the Great Lakes. After a move to Atlanta, Ga, Patrick became active in fly fishing competitions and in the TroutLegend League where he is a member of The North Carolina Fly Fishing Team. In 2013 he finished in the top 25 of the league and in 2014 finished in the top 5. Notable competition finishes include 1st at the 2012 Gold Cup, 4th at the CNY Classic in 2014 and 2nd in 2015, 2nd at the 2014 Smokey Mountain Showdown, 3rd at the 2014 Troutlegend National Championship, 4th at Casting For Hope Spruce Pine and 1st at Casting For Hope Cherokee in 2015. Clark has served as Director of the Troutlegend League and is currently a member of the Rules Committee.

Lance Egan

Lance Egan has had a passion for fly-fishing for 23 years.  He currently lives in Lehi, Utah with his wife, Autumn and their two children.  Lance has made a career of fly-fishing and currently works for Cabelas. Lance is a 2 time National Fly Fishing Champion, 2 time ESPN Great Outdoor Games Fly Fishing Champion, Fly Fishing Masters Champion, Teva Mountain Games Fly Fishing Champion, 3 time Utah Single Fly Champion and a current member of Fly Fishing Team USA.  With Team USA, Lance has represented America 9 times at the World Fly Fishing Championships. Lance has been competitive all of his life, and fishing is no exception.

Patrick Fulkrod

Patrick is a local to Bristol and has been fly fishing since age ten. 2016 will represent Patrick’s 10th year guiding. Patrick brings a lineup of credentials and accomplishments to his resume including national recognition as the 2014 Orvis Endorsed Guide of the Year. Patrick was also recognized as a 2012, 2013, and 2015 Orvis Endorsed Guide of the Year Finalist, 2007 Graduate of the Western Rivers Professional Guide School, Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide since 2007, and a Clackacraft Drift Boat’s Pro Staff Member. Patrick’s favorite method to catch a trout is on a #20 midge.

Mike Sexton