Growing up in North Idaho in a fly-fishing family, Ryan acquired the necessary skills to become an exceptional fly-fisherman at a young age. In 2008 he began guiding in Alaska catching salmon, trout and grayling. He spent the next four summers (2008-2011) guiding clients from all over the world on the Talachulitna River and other tributaries to the Yentna drainage. In 2012, Ryan started a new chapter of his guiding career back at home with ROW Adventures. Ryan’s vast amount of fly-fishing knowledge, and likeable personality have made him a highly respected guide and fisherman in the area.