Nicholas joined the Big Sky Anglers guide roster for the 2019 season. His passion for fishing was handed down by his father, who to this day is one of his best fishing buddies. Growing up in Connecticut, they spent weekends chasing trout, bass, and chain pickerel in the many ponds and streams around their hometown.
Nicholas enrolled in a fly fishing course as a freshman at the University of Utah in 2009 where his enthusiasm to learn was unparalleled. With encouragement from his English professor/mentor, and help from the crew at the local fly shop in Salt Lake City, Nicholas found himself on an extremely steep learning curve. He spent weekends and summers exploring the rivers in Utah, Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho, tying flies, and reading anything related to the sport.
Immediately upon graduating, Nicholas packed his bags for West Yellowstone, landing a summer job working maintenance at the Firehole Ranch. He spent his days off exploring the Madison, Henry’s Fork, and Yellowstone National Park. Time on the water and his ambition to learn the local fisheries didn’t go unnoticed, and he quickly transitioned into guiding.
Nicholas has an infectious and encouraging enthusiasm for fly fishing and instruction, which makes him truly stand out from many other guides in the area. He is one of those guides that continually looks for exciting fishing opportunities outside of the main events that draw the most pressure and the most attention. He seems to pop up in places that few other guides know about, pursuing fishing experiences that usually only veteran guides are aware of.
In the winter months, Nicholas has sets his sights on guiding the salt water flats of the Florida Keys, where he has spent many winters studying the water in search of bonefish, permit, and tarpon.
guides make the difference
Top quality, but gentle instruction is the trademark of our focused and relaxed style of guiding. Big Sky Anglers employs some of the Rocky Mountains’ most patient and experienced guides to provide you with an unforgettable fishing experience. Whether you’re a novice, expert, or somewhere in between, there is always something to learn from a day of guided fishing.