FlyCast Ambassadors


Ellen Ryon

Ellen is a born hunter and angler. Growing up in Colorado and Kansas, she was no stranger to a shotgun and fishing rod. Once she made her move back to Colorado, she picked up a fly rod and needless to say she's a natural. Ellen is as persistent as they come and it's not uncommon for her to out fish the boys. Her favorite rivers to fish are Eleven Mile Canyon and the Upper Colorado.

Gabe Foster

When Gabe isn't playing baseball, you'll find him fishing or bird hunting. Living in the Vail Valley, Gabe knows the Eagle and Colorado River like the back of his hand. Having these two incredible rivers out his back door, Gabe plays a huge role in keeping our Eagle and Colorado River reports fresh. In addition to FlyCast, Gabe is also an Ambassador for Vail Valley Anglers. To no surprise, his favorite river to fish is the Eagle River.
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Josh Ryon

Josh is a Colorado native and a fly fishing addict. If he's not on the river, he's tying flies and building fly tying desks. While he frequently fishes the major Colorado rivers, he's loves to pick a part small mountain streams for brookies. His favorite rivers to fish are Eleven Mile Canyon and the Roaring Fork.
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Max Pavel

Max Pavel is a Colorado native who has more than 15 years of fly fishing experience under his belt. He is a full-time Colorado and Alaska fly fishing guide. When he's not on the water, he's tying and selling flies. His favorite rivers to fish are the Colorado River and Gunnison River. His best fly fishing tip is to break down the river into grids and cover every section.
Morgan Altherr Fishing

Morgan Altherr

Morgan is a fly fishing convert, who grew up in Arizona bass fishing small reservoirs and golf course ponds. College Baseball brought Morgan to Colorado Springs where he now considers the South Platte his "home turf". He finds himself on the South Platte on a weekly basis but also makes a point to visit the Blue River as much as possible. He has spent the last year honing in his delicate, tailwater nymphing skills but has recently entered the "hucking meating" world of fly fishing.
Rob Herrmann Fishing

Rob Herrmann

Rob grew up fly fishing in Upstate New York. He made his way out to Colorado three years ago and dove headfirst into Colorado fly fishing. Rob wears many hats. He's an avid fly fisherman, nature photographer and a high school baseball coach. If you want to learn how to land gorgeous trout, spend a day on the water with this guy. His favorite rivers to fish are the South Platte River and the Upper Colorado.

Brendan Farrell

Brendan got his start fly fishing on the East Coast but got to Colorado as fast as he could. He loves exploring the entire rocky mountain west in pursuit of fish on the fly - from carp to grayling and everything in between! His favorite waters include the South Park reservoirs, Gunnison River and the South Platte during the cold months. If he's not on the river, which is rare, you'll find Brendan bowhunting, weightlifting and putting time in on the vise.

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Taylor Cavey fishing

Taylor Cavey

Taylor is the co-founder of FlyCast and self-dubbed CFFO (chief fly fishing officer). Having grown up in Evergreen Colorado and spending countless hours on the river, Taylor has developed a hopeless addiction to fly fishing. He has a passion for big data and analytics. Using his extensive fly fishing knowledge and modeling experience he aided in building out FlyCast's proprietary fly fishing forecast model for a growing list of Colorado rivers.

Travis Coe

Travis is a Colorado Native and self diagnosed trout junkie. As co-founder of FlyCast, Travis focuses on the marketing side of the business as well as the continued development of services. Aside from his serious fly fishing addiction, he loves to analyze data and dissect patterns and trends. This passion pushed him to become a student of fly fishing and utilize his natural, analytical thinking while on the river.

Chris Bowen

Chris Bowen is the lead data engineer and chief of all things technology. His core responsibilities include process improvement, sourcing and scrubbing data, and automation of flows and forecasts. His extensive background in database management and best of practice technological mindset makes him an invaluable asset to the FlyCast team and community. When he's not sifting through and making sense of piles of data, he likes to spend his time hiking and tasting unique beers.

Sam King

Sam is the lead web engineer. He spends his time focusing on the website and working to improve the FlyCast user experience. In his spare time, he enjoys running, biking, and collecting hot sauce.

Colin Harfst

Washington, DC
Colin is a web engineer. He has contributed to the FlyCast website and was responsible for developing the FlyCast Collective and Fly Library. Outside of software development, he enjoys traveling, playing chess, and watching baseball.