Online Store Manager
Island Park, ID
Cutting his river teeth on the Animas and countless small creeks around Durango, Colorado -- and skipping countless classes to do so -- John moved to the Yellowstone region in 1997. He worked several summers at Bud Lilly’s Trout Shop learning the waters of the Park and Southwest Montana. Since 2007, John has been with Trouthunter where he loves to help anglers of all experience levels find their place in fishing. Be it casting, knots, tying, trout, salt or steel, he’ll make it happen. After 11 years of teaching high school English back in Texas and summering in Last Chance, John moved back to Idaho full time in 2017 and currently runs TroutHunter's online store. He spends 90% of his fishing time chasing Ranch rainbows and is an accomplished dry fly angler. When not fishing, he can be found gearing up and tying flies for steelhead, chasing upland birds around Island Park, and hanging out with his golden retriever, Ghillie. John is a member of the C.F. Burkheimer Promotional Staff.