Jeremy Hamilton


 

BIO

Jeremy Hamilton with BIG South Platte Rainbow

Jeremy Hamilton

Jeremy learned to cast a fly on bass ponds and beaver ponds for brook trout in the Northeast. He moved to Colorado in 1995 and made the full time switch to trout and never looked back. After spending his college years fishing the rivers around Gunnison and Ft. Collins instead of going to class, he began guiding in 2000. He’s taken people fishing on many of our local rivers including the South Platte, Blue, Colorado, William’s Fork, Arkansas and Clear Creek. Jeremy has a very well rounded knowledge base for fly fishing in the Rockies and he loves using all different techniques for catching trout on a fly. However, one of his biggest thrills is getting someone their first trout on a dry fly. 
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ESSENTIAL GEAR

  • Any good reel with a smooth drag. It doesn’t have to be expensive, but it does need to be smooth and reliable.
  • My Simms waders and boots. They keep me comfortable and dry better than any other brand out there.

ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE FISHING STYLE

Relaxed…I’M FISHING! What’s there to be stressed about?

DREAM TRIP

Mongolia for taimen.  I’m not sure I’ll ever get to do it, but then again very few people ever have.

TOP 5 CONFIDENCE FLIESSouth Platte Cutthroat Trout

San Juan Worm, Hares Ear, San Juan Worm, Barr Emerger, Copper John. Did I mention San Juan Worms?

CELE’B YOU’D MOST LIKE TO GUIDE

I’ve already guided a Colorado governor, a former network nightly news anchor and an Oscar winning music composer.

WHEN NOT FISHING

I’m likely tying flies or getting ready to go fishing. Otherwise, spending time with my family since I almost never see them during the busy season.

FAVORITE STREAM SIDE SNACK

Trail mix and a beer

THINGS YOU TELL YOURSELF WHEN THE FISH AREN’T EATING

 If the fish aren’t eating my flies, they just aren’t eating… period.
Jeremy with a double

Jeremy Hamilton, Pro Guide