What Do You Look for in your Fly Fishing Guides?
RoundRocks fly fishing guides offer a wide range of fly fishing trips for anglers of all skill levels. Plan a guided fly fishing trip that gets you into trophy trout on Utah rivers like the Provo River or the Weber River. Or seek out challenges on smaller private streams in Northern Utah and Southern Idaho for unique fly fishing experiences. Or book a world class float trip on the Madison River.
RoundRocks fly fishing offers guided fly fishing adventures throughout the inter-mountain West. Meet the RoundRocks fly fishing guides who specialize in making your next guided fly fishing trip an unforgettable fly fishing experience.
Clarence Beavers, Lead Guide
Clarence could well be the twin brother of Gus, the fictional “Mozart of Fly Fishing” featured in the David James Duncan novel, The River Why. Clarence knows fly fishing and he knows fish. While he may not be a Mozart, he certainly is a virtuoso on the water.
Growing up in a fishing family—his father is a die hard steelhead fisherman, a rod builder, and a fly tier—Clarence chased large metal-heads up and down the rivers of his native southern Oregon.
When he was a teen, Clarence picked up fly-fishing and developed the art of discovering productive waters among the many crowded and degraded fisheries in California. Drawn to large trout, but hampered by a limited budget, Clarence learned to locate and consistently catch steelhead sized trout in urban environments.
Clarence is expert in using a wide variety of angling tactics developed while fishing for many different types of species over the years. This “cross-training” has allowed him to add new flavors and perspectives to many traditional fly-fishing methods.
His philosophy as a fly fishing guide is practical: people fish to catch fish. He has the heart of a teacher and enjoys expanding his clients’ knowledge and skills. Clarence will put you on fish and send you home with treasured memories in the process.
Dave Bess, Master Guide
Dave has been guiding on the Madison River for more than 25 years--there is only one other guide on the Madison who has more experience (but Dave is better looking). He knows the river as well as any human being, so he definitely gets his clients into fish.
Dave excels in streamer fishing and can teach even experienced anglers ways to improve their techniques. And if you get him on his home waters (his ranch in Cache Valley), you will be amazed at the restoration work he has done on his ranch. He's created ideal environments for exciting small-stream mountain fishing.
Take your pick--book a trip on Dave's drift boat or book a trip on his ranch. Either way, you're in for an unforgettable fishing experience!
Gilbert Rowley, Guide
Gilbert’s passion for fly fishing started long ago and has taken most of his spare time for years. He loves everything about fly fishing; the rivers, the bugs, the many techniques, and of course the fish.
He studied at Utah State University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s in Fisheries and Aquatic Science. He made his television debut this spring on the outdoor adventure show “Hooked on Utah” as one of the premier guides on the Provo River. He regards Utah’s rivers as the best office space a guy could ask for.
As a fly fishing guide Gilbert enjoys instructing others on all aspects of the sport he loves. He thrives on fine-tuning the skills of beginners and experienced anglers alike. His enthusiasm is contagious, and his knowledge of the inner working of a trout stream is invaluable. In his opinion there is nothing more enjoyable than guiding a new-found colleague on the best rivers in the world.
Gilbert’s other interests include: fly tying, big game hunting, backpacking, basketball (GO JAZZ!), and most of all he loves spending time with his wife and three-year old son Andrew.
Dayne Allen, Guide
Dayne combines the science and art of fly fishing. He has specialized in the Tenkara style of traditional Japanese fly fishing, so if you want a unique guided trip using Tenkara fly rods and approaches, schedule a trip with Dayne. Dayne has been developing a wide range of fly patterns that target specific hatches and specific species. It may take him months to perfect a pattern and he won't allow anyone else to fish the pattern until he knows it's right.
Dayne takes the same approach with his clients--he wants to ensure that anglers get into fish and learn in the process.
Zack Jensen, Guide
Zack believes that to make any day go better, all you have to do is add water—and fish. Even though Zack is our youngest guide, he out-fishes most adults. His personal fishing backyard extends from Northern Utah to Yellowstone.
Zack has been mentored by one of the coaches for the US Youth Fly Fishing Team and has become an expert in both Czech and French nymphing techniques. Zack knows the history and advantages of the European nymphing styles and is always eager to teach others how to increase their catch rates.
Last summer he competed in Utah’s Trout Unlimited One Fly competition; the team took third. He was crowned the “Luckiest Angler” after snapping off a fish above the indicator; then managing to chase the fish downstream and retrieve the fly, indicator, line and FISH to score points. He then proceeded to win the opening raffle both nights.
Because these kinds of moments happen around Zack on a regular basis, clients quickly develop enthusiasm for their time with Zack. It’s as though Zack sends out invitations to join him in a fish party.