About Your Instructor

Fly-Fishing Certified

Tom Brtalik

"The fish speak to me because I know how to listen."

As a licensed, full-time professional fly-fishing guide and instructor, Tom has over 40 years of fly-fishing experience. With thousands of hours on the water and hundreds of students to his credit, he is capable of accommodating all ages and skill levels - beginner to expert.

Tom is passionate about teaching the skills necessary to appreciate and succeed at the art of fly-fishing, ensuring your next fishing adventure is a memorable one.

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Some questions to consider when hiring a guide/instructor:

  • Do you guide full time?
  • How many years have you been guiding/instructing?
  • Are you licensed/registered?
  • Are you insured?
  • What is the instructor to client ratio?
  • Will I get the attention I deserve?
  • Can you provide past client references?