Pat Czernizer

I grew up in New Jersey with the East coast hustle. Realized at a young age I was meant for more adventurous settings. after finally taking a trip out west my junior year of high school I knew I needed to be out here. So a year after high school I decided to attend a guide School up in Alaska. It taught me very valuable stuff like EMT training, Whitewater rescue, and countless Backcountry skills. But the best part of that had to be the connections I made that finally give me a direction to go out west. the following year I moved to Jackson hole to become a raft guide. This was also the start of my fly fishing.

Whenever I get free time away from taking clients down the river. I took every opportunity to fish the wonderful Rivers surrounding that area. it’s taught me the skill and passion it takes to be a good fisherman. After my second summer, I travel to Southeast Asia and spent four months on a motorcycle trip exploring and fly-fishing many rivers throughout the region. there is no greater feeling than having an entire village comes to see you do something that no one has ever seen. I was blessed for the opportunity to see and fish these rivers. Even though I never actually became a fly fishing guide, I found myself bringing many new timers to different rivers and showing them the ropes. I love teaching people and seeing the joy in their eyes when they get hooked up. I thought about getting into fly fish guiding for a few years but I wanted to pursue a different career which was welding. Fly fishing is always ahead of welding in my heart.