Marcelo Caiozzi was born in Chile, South America where the beautiful and pristine mountains, rivers, lakes, and ocean created an everlasting impression on him while fishing for trout, salmon, sea run brown trout, corvina, and many other hard fighting fish. Upon moving to the mid-west United States, Marcelo learned numerous techniques to catch large & small mouth bass, crappie, walleye, northern pike, muskie, catfish, and carp. Following graduate school, Marcelo moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico where he directed a collegiate Outdoor Education Program and developed a fly-fishing curriculum. Teaching people how to fly fish soon became a real passion for Marcelo as he doubled as a professional guide for 3 separate fly-fishing businesses focusing on such rivers and streams as the legendary San Juan, Rio Grande, Chama, Cimarron, Culebra, Santa Barbara, Pecos, Jemez, & Rio de Los Pinos. Now residing in Colorado, Marcelo continues his passion for fly-fishing and loves exploring local Colorado rivers such as the South Platte, Arkansas, Blue, Colorado, Gunnison, Roaring Fork, Frying Pan, North Platte, plus numerous pristine high elevation mountain lakes. Besides fishing freshwater, Marcelo also enjoys fishing for such saltwater species as bonefish, redfish, jacks, tarpon, shark, barracuda, permit, and whatever else happens to swim by and bite his fly. Too little time, so much water to explore…
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My chest pack – Compact yet cleverly loaded with everything I need on the river.
ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE YOUR FISHING STYLE
Whatever fly that matches the hatch.
CELEB YOU’D MOST LIKE TO GUIDE
My father, Silvio Caiozzi, movie director in Chile, South America. When I was growing up, I spent a good amount of time following my dad around on his movie shoots. It would be a nice change of pace to spend some quality time together while teaching him the secrets of the river.
WHEN NOT FISHING
Spending time with my daughter Cailea, watching her grow up way too quickly!!
FAVORITE STREAMSIDE SNACK
PB&J. Just can’t be beat in the great outdoors!